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  1. 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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  2. create a report that lets you view which species seen in past years have not yet been seen this year

    Report that lets you view which species seen in past years have not yet been seen in the current year.

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  3. Western Palearctic life list

    It is quite normal for birders to have a WP life list (as opposed to Europe). How easy is it for you (or me) to create?

    7 votes
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  4. Allow for Genus or "Group" level observations

    For larger flocks of Gulls or Geese allow for an observation of Larus spp. or Branta spp. (or some similar, lower level identification). This would allow for better integration with eBird and data collection.

    4 votes
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  5. Include a hybrid map option on the desktop version as is used on the app.

    Whilst adding my older records on the desktop I'm having to use a map app on my phone to find sites where I've seen certain birds as it's quicker than having to flick between the 2 map options available. A hybrid option which is used on the app would be an excellent addition and save me and others time.

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  6. Only display the parent location, allow user to click to display any nested locations

    I have hundreds of locations all in a nice hierarchical structure. For example, In the United States (the parent), hierarchy is broken down state, county, city etc. Instead of scrolling through hundreds of locations, how about clicking United States, scrolling to find Wyoming, click to open up Wyoming, scroll to Laramie County, click Laramie County, then click Medicine Bow National Forest. This is how Windows File Explorer works. I do not programs that expand all nested data automatically. Programs that do I wonder why I waste my time with a nested database structure.

    One problem with "barfing out" all of…

    11 votes
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  7. Metric values

    In countries using the metric system such as Australia it would be extremely useful to be able to select metric values rather than converting acres to hectares and miles to kilometres. Its sometimes just a little frustrating..

    17 votes
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  8. 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.

    9 votes
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  9. 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.

    4 votes
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  10. 5 votes
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  11. Printing data

    Have the means of printing a report/list of sightings to paper via a word doc or rtf that is more economical with paper more like Avisys used to do.

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  12. Upload PDF

    It would be nice to be able to attach PDF-files to observations.

    11 votes
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  13. Keep location filter on

    When working a site it would be useful to be able to keep the site filter on. Each time after a save you need to reapply filter

    5 votes
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  14. drag and drop species to sub species

    You have been on a trip added all your birds, you get home now you want to move them to sub species. At the moment this is a very slow job.

    9 votes
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  15. 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.

    12 votes
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  16. Create property "Exclude"

    Create a special property "Exclude" that removes a record from all totals, badges etc. This would allow people to include thins like heard-only, NTVs, escapes etc., but not have them added to totals etc.

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  17. 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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  18. 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.

    15 votes
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  19. 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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  20. The ability to import individual cheklists from eBird in desktop

    The current ability to import data from eBird into Bird Journal relies on the download of one's complete eBird data set. When birding with others who use the eBird app they share their list (obtained by concensus) with the party. These individual lists cannot be imported without a lot of reformatting to the point that it is easier to input these lists by hand.

    16 votes
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