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  1. 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

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  2. 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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  3. "Year Firsts Count" graph

    Add a new "Year Firsts Count" graph. It would look much like the current Year Species Count graph, but instead of showing the species count for each year it would show the number of lifers/firsts (filterable) for each year.

    After discussion via Facebook & Twitter this was considered a "nice to have" rather than "must have", etc. Feel free to vote for it if you would like to see it added!

    (It's pretty easy to do.)

    Justin

    20 votes
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  4. 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.

    15 votes
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  5. 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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  6. 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…

    11 votes
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  7. 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.

    21 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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.

    12 votes
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  10. 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.

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  11. Update the British Counties, especially in Wales.

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

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  12. Add facility to merge lists

    I have imported data into Bird Journal from eBird and am finding that on some occasions (due to the way the data was uploaded to eBird) I have multiple entries for the same location on the same date. There's no way to combine this data to produce the 'composite' list for the day in question.

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  13. Have the program notify you when a bird is a life bird

    Most of the other programs I have used have a small pop-up that says lifer or life-bird when a species is recorded for the first time. I don't see that happening on the Mac version at least.

    22 votes
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    A number of lifer/first features have recently been added and are now in beta:
    – Badges and summary on the entry page
    – New customisable premium Firsts report
    – Enhanced premium Species Progress graph (Formerly Intra Year Species Progress)

    See: http://support.birdjournal.com/forums/262707-general/suggestions/6817448-life-list-count-running-total

    We plan to add notifications while entering as well a little later. This suggestion captures this intent.

  14. Enable multiple species checklists to be active

    In the mobile app it would be useful if more than one species checklist could be active, for example if birds, butterflies, and dragonflies could be open simultaneously, it would save constant switching between checklists in the field. It would be a useful feature on the PC too.

    26 votes
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  15. 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.

    19 votes
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  16. include a location filter in the checklist filter

    If the checklist filter also filters by relevant location (e.g. the "Birds of Britain" checklist filtering your sightings for all species on the checklist seen at locations in the UK) then the totals in the checklist graph will be accurate. In this way you can use checklists to generate list totals for a given geographic area (and compare list totals between different checklists).

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  17. Allow to easily import from AviSys

    It is already possible to import AviSys generated exports into Bird Journal with a few caveats:
    http://support.birdjournal.com/knowledgebase/articles/733845-importing-records-from-avisys

    This suggestion is to improve on this and provide first class import that "just works".

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  18. 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

    8 votes
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  19. Species List photo indicator

    On Species list view - Have a flag or indicator that a photo/s is held for that species, and have a capability to filter to show species with photos.

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    We intend to add the photo icon for species and locations list items.

    The ability to filter would be nice – I’ve created a separate suggestion for this:
    http://support.birdjournal.com/forums/262707-general/suggestions/11174589-allow-to-filter-entries-species-and-locations-scr

    This suggestion should be considered to mean only for showing the icon.

    UPDATE 2016/03/05: This is blocked for now as it’s too “expensive” to work out. Further changes are needed to do this without slowing down the software.

  20. Auto-download photos

    Allow to automatically download and store photos to each copy of Bird Journal as part of the sync process.

    Currently they're downloaded and stored as needed when viewed, or all-at-once using the "Download all Photos" item in the tools menu.

    10 votes
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