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  1. Ability to compare actual records against potential number of records

    The ability to report number of nights a moth is caught each month against number of nights trap run is something I manually produce on a monthly basis for key moth Families such as Sphingidae, to pass on to researchers. This data is more useful for mapping distribution / flight periods than pure count data

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  2. 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.

    4 votes
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  3. 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.

    26 votes
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 3 votes
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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. The possibility to record sightings at a site over the month by editing the entry rather than starting a new location each day.

    I visit the same site almost every day and would like to record all the different species seen over a full month.
    I could of course just start a new record each day but find it easier to actually edit the entry made on the 1st of the month.
    All well and good but that only records the time not the date for each entry.
    Maybe I am just a bit lazy but find this easier.

    4 votes
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  17. More detailed analysis of reports

    The new Reports feature in V5 is a major improvement and it gives the opportunity to make the most of a huge amount of data. At the moment you can only create a single report, but in future it would be use full to be able to create multiple reports and combine them
    e.g. 1.what species were common between two trips and what were different?
    2. How often do two species occur together in entries?
    3. At what locations have I seen these species?

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  19. Add tags that have been appended to photos (from an app such as Google Picasa or Photoshop) to the photos information pane

    Sometimes, additional information may be stored with a photograph. It would be useful to be able to view these tags either below the photo in the gallery, or under the photo information.information

    2 votes
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  20. Checklist Import

    I would like to create my own regional checklist by importing from a spreadsheet. The main purpose is so that I can create a regional checklists with sub-species which the preloaded checklist don’t include. I envisage a process similar to how entries are imported into Bird Journal with species/subspecies being mapped to a chosen taxonomy. It would also be necessary to assign the checklist to a location.

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