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  1. On mobile app, add letters to help navigage the subscriber's species list

    On the mobile app, the search bar on the right for the Add species list has letters that makes it easier to jump to the area where the species you are looking for is. The search bar for the subscriber's own species list only has dots, and you need to estimate the distance down the line to jump to the right area. Better still, if you could enable to type in letters to more accurately help with the search this would be awsome!

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    • Family groups in the taxonomic list in the mobile version

      The taxonomic list in the beta is great but if working with a very long list it means a lot of scrolling is needed. If family headings are included this will make it quicker to scroll through them. Even better would be to allow the families to collapse so that we could quickly scroll to the family and then locate the bird.
      A scroll bar that actually gives feedback as to where you are in the list would be useful, if such a thing exists in iOS.

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      • Increment count in App

        I am using the android app for survey entry in the field (yay notebook never leaves pocket!!). It would be extremely useful once a species is entered in an entry to have a increment button in the entry list to simply add to the count for a selected item in the species list as a new bird is encountered rather than having to enter the species and change the count.

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        • Sorting everywhere

          It should be possible to sort any list by some criteria (e.g. date, location, species, etc.), just as it is now possible to filter most lists. Sorting by multiple criteria would useful (e.g. sort entry list by location + date). Sorting also allows for grouping, at least in reports (e.g. a species report grouped by date or location). Sorting/grouping would provide some interesting analysis abilities.

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          • Individual species graph

            At the moment it is possible to compare members of a family ie:- Thrushes.
            It would be nice if I could compare sightings of one species ie:- Blackbird from one month to another for the same site.

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            • Sections in notes columns in entry

              When I write notes for a specie in an entry I make columns. When I save this - the columns disappears and it becomes one text without space.

              It should still be sections/paragraphs.

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              • Allow 'Count' type custom properties

                In addition to custom properties of type Checkbox, DropDownList & Text, add a 'Count' type.

                This allows to add individual properties for eg. Male Count, Female Count, Juvenile Count, etc, on a single observation.

                The advantage over simply using a Text type property here, is that the counts would be added together automatically when reviewing observations. This is in addition to being presented separately too.

                It also means counts would be available to use by population graphs, and be validated to only contain numeric values. This includes the use of + and c characters.

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                • Format tools

                  It would be useful if in the text entry fields of Bird Journal (Notes, weather, etc.) if there were some basic formatting tools e.g. bold type, italics, underscore and particularly, if you are area a poor typist like myself, a spellcheck function.

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                  • Do not smooth intra year graphs

                    In the Mac beta, at least, graphs showing the number of each species recorded this year are "smoothed". I don't think this is right (as the number you see on a particular observation is discrete - you cannot safely interpolate numbers between observations) and it makes it difficult to use. A simple bar graph would be better.

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                      • Checklist Import

                        I would like to create my own regional checklist by importing from a spreadsheet. The main purpose is so that I can create a regional checklists with sub-species which the preloaded checklist don’t include. I envisage a process similar to how entries are imported into Bird Journal with species/subspecies being mapped to a chosen taxonomy. It would also be necessary to assign the checklist to a location.

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                        • Oceans of World added as Parent Location

                          As a cruiser I have records of many seabird species from Antarctica to Arctic. Having Ocean as Parent it would be easier to place eg Bering Sea in Pacific.

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                          • Show species counts on entry summary screen for non-bird species

                            As well as birds, I also record butterflies, moths and mammals in the journal. For entries containing no bird species the words '0 bird species' give no indication of what is recorded within the entry. Could it be modified to show what has actually been recorded? - eg. 3 bird, 2 butterfly, 1 mammal species? Or 0 bird, 8 butterfly species?

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                            • The possibility to record sightings at a site over the month by editing the entry rather than starting a new location each day.

                              I visit the same site almost every day and would like to record all the different species seen over a full month.
                              I could of course just start a new record each day but find it easier to actually edit the entry made on the 1st of the month.
                              All well and good but that only records the time not the date for each entry.
                              Maybe I am just a bit lazy but find this easier.

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                              • Social Media Sharing from App

                                I think it would be great if you could share an individual observation or a daily summary on Facebook/Twitter that would include a single photo if you had attached one.

                                It would also be great if it included your field notes in addition to the standard observation stats.

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                                • Ability to export sightings to the upcoming Birdlife Australia birdata portal for atlassing sightings of Australian birds.

                                  Ability to export sightings to the upcoming Birdlife Australia birdata portal for atlassing sightings of Australian birds.

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                                  • Filter Locations when adding entries

                                    When creating an entry it would be good to be able to filter the list of locations the same way you can do for adding sightings.

                                    I have a large number of locations and when I am looking for an existing location it is a pain to have to scroll down the list to find the one I want to use

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                                    • Flag unlikely birds against the known distribution of the bird

                                      Bird Journal does many things that eBird and associated apps can't do. That's the brilliance of Bird Journal! However, a critical problem with Bird Journal is that it let you record that you saw a Siberian Jay in Central Australia. The data that Bird Journal holds contains the distribution of birds according to users. I think Bird Journal needs to use this to flag to users, "Are you sure?" If someone says, "Yes!" to seeing a Siberian Jay in Central Australia, then that observation can easily be ignored as an outlier until sufficient user sighting have to received to varify…

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                                      • Provide a way to enter time other than military time with the option to selection AM/PM

                                        It would nice to have the option of selecting regular time vs. military time and a check box for AM/PM.

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