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  1. Creating and exporting trip reports

    I would appreciate being able to create an entry or series of entries in a trip report format that could be exported in a choice of word or pdf document. This would enable me to share the trip report with others which may also help more birders to see how useful Bird Journal is.

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  2. 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.

    4 votes
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  3. create internal social networking

    it would be nice to be able to add friends and see on your app what birds they are adding to their app as well. Like the untapped beer app but for birds

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  4. would it be possible, to allow common names to be listed, with second name first

    Would it be possible, to allow common names to be optionally listed, with second name first, ie avocet, babbler, barbet, duck, eagle etc, to allow easy tracking of species in your lists?

    6 votes
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  5. Getting started videos

    Create some basic getting started videos to help learn key features.

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  6. RSS Feed of records

    I had an idea to be able to export records to a CMS template/Theme for either Wordpress or Joomla but Bird Journal have suggested an RSS feed (I presume from our cloud accounts). I like this idea and would like others to support if they like it too?

    3 votes
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  7. Remember the last used Locations

    It would be good to remember the last few (5 - 10?) locations used. I personally have 773 locations, but - without looking at the stats - I'd imagine I use about 5 of them 95+% of the time. If those last 5 were at the top it would be very useful. Unfortunately, I'm more likely to use "Fowlmere" or "Cambridge Botanic Gardens", sooner than I'll be using "Tierra del Fuego", "Chitwan", or "Lamington National Park"; but they still have equal prominence when scrolling through to select a location.

    Maybe it could even default to the closet location on the…

    3 votes
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  8. Consolidate entries of same Date and Location

    When I imported from another database, separate entries were created for the same date and location due to different property fields being assigned (such as singing, photograph, heard only). It would be nice to consolidate multiple entries to a single entry.

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  9. Abundance of species list

    It would be nice to be able to print out a yearly abundance of species list.

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  10. 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.

    4 votes
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  11. Importing non-standard data

    Provide a template(s) for importing data that is independent of other commercial software. Some people have huge amounts of data that is not in 'birding software'.

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  12. Show location totals for all locations, ranked by descending number

    Show total species seen per location, in descending order

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  13. Allow simple checklist recording

    I only want to mark species as seen for my year/life list. I'm not interested in recording individual observations with dates and locations.

    6 votes
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  14. Option to swap units: Effort distance (Miles/km) and effort area units (Acres/hectares)

    It's would be interesting to add an option to swap distance and area units when you want to set either the effort distance or the effort area in an entry

    8 votes
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  15. Export entry data to Excel in correct taxonomic order

    Currently data is exported to excel in the order it was recorded. It would be much more useful for the order to be exported in the taxonomic order of the species.

    6 votes
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  16. make it possible to list the day's sightings in chronological order.

    I'd like to be able to review my sightings made on a particular day in the order I saw them. To a degree I can do this via the map, as long as I remember my route, but I'd like to be able to choose to order the list of sightings like this if I wanted to.

    2 votes
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  17. Allow bulk update between taxonomies

    For example, maybe you want to switch to recording with IOC instead of Clements, maybe you want to use the version of a wildlife taxonomy from the library rather than a custom item.

    This is separate from replacing individual species which will be completed as part of the taxonomy update work, now started: http://support.birdjournal.com/forums/262707-general/suggestions/11372313-update-ioc-clements-world-lists-taxonomy-changes

    30 votes
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  18. Add eBird entry data (protocol, # of observers, distance/area traveled) etc. to mobile app

    Please add eBird entry data (protocol, # of observers, distance/area traveled) etc. to the mobile app, so it isn't necessary to go into the windows application later and add that data for export to eBird.

    14 votes
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  19. please put back the running total of species observations on the day list, so that I can see just how good a day I'm having.

    In previous versions on the iphone when inputting sightings it was possible to scroll down to the # icon at the bottom of the alphabet list and see the running total for the day. I would like to see this feature reinstated so that I can keep track of how I'm doing species-wise on a day out. On the latest version I have to save the list to see a total (which means having to reset the location filter list to start again).

    7 votes
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  20. 13 votes
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