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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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.

    25 votes
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  7. 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.

    17 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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

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  11. 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.

  12. 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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  13. Route tracking

    Allow Bird Journal to track your route when recording on the mobile apps. The route should then be shown on the entry report on all apps, including the desktop apps.

    70 votes
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  14. allow comparison between sightings in given years

    i.e. for year 1 list sightings with comparison for year 2 highlighting sightings seen in both years and sightings seen only in year 1 or 2. Preferably with the option to specify a date range.

    12 votes
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  15. 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

    29 votes
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  16. View photos on iOS & Android

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

    70 votes
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  17. 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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  18. 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.

    35 votes
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  19. Allow import/copy-paste on the taxonomy edit screen

    Currently, you have to add data to the taxonomy editor by hand. It would be great to be able to import or copy-paste from a website/spreadsheet.

    52 votes
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    We’re considering if we can make a basic form of this available fairly soon.

    This may mean accepting only a predefined format that we’d have samples for.

    Now that all library content is available to everyone this feature is even more valuable.

    Justin

  20. 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

    33 votes
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