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Target species

Introduce features that help you see more species. Specifically to answer the following questions:
- Which country has the most species that I have yet to see?
- Which species have I not seen, in a particular country?
- Where should I go to see a particular species?

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  • AdminJustin Caldicott (Co-founder, Bird Journal) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


    Yes, I expect this to use the regular style of filtering, so any location could be "targeted".

    In addition to this, allowing to set yourself a challenge such as 70 species for a particular location per month, might be nice. Then Bird Journal could better track your progress, surfacing your progress on the summary screen, etc.

    What do you think? I think it's a separate feature though. The ability to see "target species" is useful independently.

  • Des Cave commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Will it filter on a location rather than a country? If so then this would be really useful. It would be even better if say I was trying to see 70 species in my local patch per month and I had only seen 50, could it tell me which species I was missing.

  • Teresa Michelsen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    There's a comment that you can do this now, but I don't think you can. Just listing all the birds you have (or have not) seen in a country is not really the idea - instead, birders going to a given country want to be able to print a complete checklist for that country, with the birds they have already seen clearly indicated. You still need the full checklist, but it should show at a glance if a bird you are checking off is new or not. It would also be nice to have the option of choosing whether you want to show whether you have EVER seen the bird, or whether you have seen it in that country (distinguishing between previously seen life birds and country birds - or photographed birds, or whatever).

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