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  1. Sorting everywhere

    It should be possible to sort any list by some criteria (e.g. date, location, species, etc.), just as it is now possible to filter most lists. Sorting by multiple criteria would useful (e.g. sort entry list by location + date). Sorting also allows for grouping, at least in reports (e.g. a species report grouped by date or location). Sorting/grouping would provide some interesting analysis abilities.

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    • Keep filter when switching between species and entry screens etc.

      At the moment when switching between the entries view and the species view (and other reports and views too) the filters are cleared. Can we keep them on switching, please? It's only a single button press to clear them, if that's what you wanted, but it is harder work to restore them.

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      • Prompt on logging out

        If you accidentally log out "in the field" where there is no internet access, you are locked out of Bird Journal, until you can re-establish internet access. It would be useful if a "Are you sure you want to log out?" prompt was displayed (preferably with a default of "No")

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        • A filter for the earliest date of a spring migrant

          A graph showing the earliest and latest date, for each year, of each spring migrant so that it would be easy to compare.

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          • Default checklist filter by checklist location

            Don't count a bird against a checklist in which it has not been observed. I noticed that American Robin is already counted against my Czech Republic checklist even though I have not observed it there, but because I have seen it elsewhere. Filters can take care of this, but I find it a little odd.

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            • add shortcut filter for seasonal lists

              Would be nice to define dates for seasons in settings (winter is different in N hemisphere than in south). Then can count, filter, and compare against a winter checklist, etc. This is also nice for migration checklists and counting. Would also assist in submitting seasonal observations to local records committees.

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              • Provide a hybrid map view

                Whilst on the maps section I found I had to keep flicking between the 2 views to try and pinpoint the exact location. Could we have a hybrid option included?

                SUGGESTION EDITED to split out multiple suggestions:
                http://support.birdjournal.com/forums/262707-general/suggestions/14773815-allow-maps-to-rotate
                http://support.birdjournal.com/forums/262707-general/suggestions/14773911-allow-newentry-to-remember-the-date-used

                FEEDBACK REQUIRED: Would this be useful mostly for inputting geotags or also when browsing records?

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                • Allow sharing of a custom list with specific people rather than publish it.

                  It would allow small groups to share specific lists which dont warrant a more widely published list

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                  • 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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                    • 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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                      • 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.

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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.

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                          • automatically making space for the next bird in an entry when the box is full with 15 (?) birds without having to fiddle about

                            automatically make space for the next bird on the entry as after about 15 birds you have to go through the process of moving the list up to make space for the next one., which slows adding birds and is annoying and time wasting. You may already have fixed this in the newer versions. Alastair

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                            • Add hybrids and/or sp to the list. For example, I sometimes bird in an area where Carolina and Black-capped Chickadees hybridize.

                              I would like to be able to add hybrids seen.Where I can't identify a bird down to species, I would like to be able to just choose Crow sp. or Chickadee sp. for example.

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                              • Improve Wildlife Recorder Import

                                It's currently not possible to import "properties" such as, photographed, heard only, etc from Wildlife Recorder. This is because Bird Journal doesn't understand how they are listed in the exported file.

                                Import should be extended to cover the full range of properties available in Wildlife Recorder to make import as smooth as possible.

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                                  • 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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                                    • Weather Trend link

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

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                                      • Create easier navigation through long alphabetical lists

                                        For long alphabetical lists in the Windows app, eg, on the Locations view in BJ 5beta, it is tedious to scroll down to a distant letter. Can you consider adopting a feature such as is used in the All Apps view of the Start Menu in Windows 10, where clicking the letter header for a specific section (ie, A or B) pops up a box that shows the full alphabet, and then selecting any given letter swaps you back to the alphabetical list but scrolled to that location. This would be particularly useful on touch devices, and would have the…

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                                        • Allow PNG (Portable Network Graphics) format photos to be added, not just JPEG

                                          PNG is a common format that does lossless compression.

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