Its now April 2019 and the last Bird Journal IOC update was June 2016 (IOC 6.2). The current version published by IOC is 9.1. Its very disappointing when it takes years to update a fundamental taxonomy. This should be the core of Bird Journal and updated as and when a new version is published.
Unfortunately I am starting to get the feeling that the development (and updating of Bird Journal) is grinding to a halt. We get the occasional new or updated taxonomy created by users themselves, but now almost no in-house developments. Its a shame to see what was a great product apparently stagnate and possibly die:(
Sorry for the lack of progress on this. Having a fresh start on this today. Will keep you posted.
There are two specific updates that need to be made to the North American library:
1.The Western Scrub-Jay now consists of two species: the California Scrub-Jay and the Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay.
2. The Gray Jay has been changed to the Canada Jay.
There are probably more changes - but these are two I've run across recently.
Would you please make these changes to the library as soon as possible?
Steve Wood commented
Another very frustrated customer!....The updates for the checklist should be a priority, this is the whole point of signing up to a database like this, to have an up to date record keeping system.
To say you don't have enough time at the moment is simple not good enough.
It's not as if you are just a little behind; you are now three years behind the current IOC list!
Apologies, we need to do better here. It's still at the top of the list, we're just not getting the time we need at the moment.
Have tried to request info on updates, but nobody from Bird Journal seems to reply to any requests, it would appear they don't actually look at these suggestions or comments or their Twitter feed
very DISAPPOINTING , waiting for updates, looking to change my recording program, no good if years out of date. Any updates in the pipeline, the Bird Journal team could at least reply to these concerns.
Agree, has been promised for some time but have failed to deliver. It would be good to have visibility of the timeline. Other software packages like Scythebill can update IOC within days of an update.