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  1. 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.

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  2. 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?

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  3. 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

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  4. 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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  5. Bring other wildlife onto the summary screen

    I keep moth records on Bird Journal, which hugely expands its use for me.

    It would be nice to see the moth records on the summary page though.

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  6. Summary Page addition

    On the Summary Page under Species Progress can you add a line for a user defined category that would be selected from any of the defined locations. This would allow the user to track a life count for a state or province, country or any other specific location of special interest to the user.

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  7. Is it possible to search for your "biggest day"? or biggest week? or biggest month?

    Is it possible to have the database show your "biggest day" with date? or biggest week? or biggest month?

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  8. Provide separate checklists for Eastern and Western North America

    I like to use paper checklists in the field where cellular service is iffy. The full North American checklist prints out at 27 pages. Generating East and West checklists would require that North American birds be regionally tagged in the database, and they would need to have more than one region as there is overlap for some birds that appear in both regions.

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  9. Make the general web page more informative

    Have on your main web page about Bird Journal a link to e.g. all the countries etc that are covered, all the wildlife groups that you have covered etc. . In other words, make the page more informative????

    Michael Lenz

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  10. On mobile app, add letters to help navigage the subscriber's species list

    On the mobile app, the search bar on the right for the Add species list has letters that makes it easier to jump to the area where the species you are looking for is. The search bar for the subscriber's own species list only has dots, and you need to estimate the distance down the line to jump to the right area. Better still, if you could enable to type in letters to more accurately help with the search this would be awsome!

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  12. Allow 'in the field changes to species' Position/Time on iPhone/Android

    Having just returned from Brazil I had several occasions where I inadvertently added the wrong bird species in using live position/time. Later in the day(s) I was informed of the errors, and whilst I could add in the correct species for that day I could not remove the other 'incorrect' species in the field as I would loose the time/position it was seen to add to the correct species with the same position/time. It would be REALLY helpful to have the ability to 'modify in the field' the species you initially entered and replace it correctly without having to add…

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  13. Location Photo

    The ability to enter a photo when generating a new location. This will allow the photo to be loaded when you enter the location details in your observations.

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  14. Change GeoTag default setting to OS Map Grid Reference

    When I input records of visits to me BBS 1-Km square I prefer to use an OS Map Grid Reference to the co-ordinates

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  16. Enter a checklist for Birds Of Florida or even the USA.

    Is it possible to have a Florida specific or USA list rather than using the whole world list?

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  17. Re-postition species name within an entry

    When you select entries and then on a specific entry, consider having the species name at the top (rather than it saying 'Entry' above where that date etc is located. You can view the species name more easily and also with the species name at the bottom currently, the text is too cramped and is overexposed on top of species count and Good view etc.

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  19. 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…

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  20. 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..

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