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  1. Add a country/location/patch/region first badge

    Similar to the newly added Lifer! and Year First! badges, allow firsts for a country, locatation, patch or region to be indicated.

    Country First could be added pretty easily.

    For patch/locations we'd need to customise which locations you wanted to show firsts for. Perhaps by allowing you to "Favorite" locations? Favorite locations could also show counts on the summary screen.

    What do you think? Let us know your requirements & preferences in the comments.

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    • Allow to create new locations *above* built-in locations

      E.g., The United Kingdom has two counties Leicestershire and Rutland. Sometimes these are reported as one and sometimes separately.

      What would be nice is to create a new location "Leicestershire and Rutland" and set that as the parent for both of them.

      The issue is that as Leicestershire is a built-in location (it's installed from the ISO-3166-2 location pack), it cannot be edited.

      A solution could be that built-in locations do not define a parent location anymore, instead they define an "ancestor" location, and the parent location could be set as normal, but only to locations that are a descendant…

      8 votes
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      • Weather Trend link

        Some how add a link for the Weather eg Met Office or BBC Weather, for the particular day

        24 votes
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        • Sync to eBird & BirdTrack

          Bird Journal's import/export from/to eBird & BirdTrack are pretty good.

          It's not possible to do this from the mobile apps though.

          What would be better is if you could "link" your account to your eBird & BirdTrack accounts, and Bird Journal would take care of "syncing" your records to those systems automatically, and prompting you to review something when needed.

          13 votes
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          • Add an Ordnance Survey grid reference tool (and perhaps Vice County too!)

            This would be useful when exporting records for recording schemes. The six figure reference would be most useful, I think.

            9 votes
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            • Update the British Counties, especially in Wales.

              Some of the Englishcounties and most of the Welsh ones are missing, and could do with updating.

              8 votes
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              • Set the GeoTag for a new location, when created in the field

                When adding a new entry in the mobile app, it will create a new location for you, if the name doesn't match any existing location.

                If live mode is enabled, this location should have it's GeoTag set via the GPS.

                This would make submitting to BirdTrack, which requires GeoTags for all locations, much easier.

                16 votes
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                • Provide suggestions when entering location and species names in the mobile apps

                  Neither entering the name without suggestions, or picking from a list is optimal

                  7 votes
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                  • Automatically empty search field after a species has been added to the entries

                    After you have pressed the 'done' button, to add a species to the observations, it would be convenient if the search field was emptied automatically, so you can start a new search right away

                    27 votes
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                    • Lists

                      Being a person who keeps lists a facility to create a list of seen wildlife be it Geographic, circumstances. This would include Country, County Local Patch etc. I actually note wildlife I see from aircraft [sad I know] so I miss this facitlity.

                      7 votes
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                      • View photos on iOS & Android

                        Allow photos added using the desktop version of Bird Journal to be viewed on the iPhone/iPad/Android versions.

                        58 votes
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                        • Allow customise Species Progress graphs on summary page

                          It would be useful to be able to customise the graph on the Summary Page as I have little use for birds seen last day, last month etc so would like to take them off. However I would like fields like UK list, European list etc. Having facilities to customise this will be great as people can get the counts they want as soon as they go into the program.

                          34 votes
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                          • allow easier linking of video and audio files as is case with photos

                            its great uploading pictures with records and would be great to be able to link videos and sound recordings in same way

                            32 votes
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                            • Allow auto-renewing subscriptions for Europe

                              European tax law has changed, adding a lot of additional paperwork for us to continue selling into Europe (outside of the United Kingdom) from our website.

                              It is still possible to purchase single-year Bird Journal Premium subscriptions from our apps via the Apple AppStore or Google Play.

                              Please vote for this item if you would like us to resume selling auto-renewing subscriptions or gift certificates, Europe-wide, from our website.

                              2 votes
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                              • last years spices list, which only shows birds you have yet to spot

                                Shows you which bird spices you have not seen this year.

                                14 votes
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                                • Add an option to list locations in order of distance from your current position

                                  This would make it much select a location, and would help prevent adding a location twice with different names. Could be linked to a database of other users sites or just include well known sites.

                                  2 votes
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                                  • Add a "seen" tab in the mobile app

                                    Since it's common to see the same species at different time during an birding session, so by adding a "Seen" tab in entry screen, we can easily and quickly add a new observation for a species already seen in the current birding session. Currently to record a seen species in the current birding session, we need to key in the name of the birds again.

                                    2 votes
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                                    • Upload Custom Taxonomy

                                      I have a list of WA state butterflies from BOMNA that I'd like to upload so that I can have a checklist in the app. There is a Custom taxonomy form, but it appears to be for creating a single record which seems useful for single entries for new or very rare sightings, but not usefful when looking at hundreds or thousands of species. How can I bulk upload a checklist?

                                      5 votes
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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

                                        3 votes
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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…

                                          3 votes
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