SALE - iBird Journal for North America has been reduced from its $19.99 USD list price to just $14.99. IBIRD JOURNAL Listing Birds of North America—iBird Journal is the first app designed to make list-keeping fun, easy and most of all unforgettable! Whether you keep a life list, a backyard list or never have made a list before you’ll find iBird Journal the perfect app. NEW IN VERSION 7.22 UPDATE ■ Completely overhauled user interface matches all MWG iBird apps. ■ Search by Common name, Band Code or Latin name with a single button. ■ Share and Print List and Observation Reports. Print any of your Lists, Checklists or individual observations to any printer on your WiFi network or share lists or observations on Facebook, Twitter, Email or by a Text Message. iBird Journal saves observations of birds with incredible detail. It seamlessly integrates with Mitch Waite Group’s iBird - the world’s most popular line of field guide apps – but can be used with any field guide app. Here is how it works: After you have identified a bird species, simply press the journal button that is found on all species pages. The iBird Journal app starts and opens an “observation” form for the species you started with. Journal does most of the work for you by auto-magically adding your GPS location, the date and time, the weather and more. It’s up to you if you wish add more information or do it later. And Journal is the perfect app for doing “bird counts”, such as the Audubon Christmas Bird Count or the Great Backyard Bird Count. iBird Journal not only lets you memorialize your bird sightings, it does it in an extremely efficient manner by storing data in a built-in SQLite database. Journal has built-in tools for analyzing your observations and it can export to Excel so you can analyze your observations later using any kind of reporting system. CHECKLISTS Most important Journal goes beyond any sighting app on the market by letting you create “checklists” of birds you would LIKE to see. Checklists are perfect for bird outings, tours and bird counts where you know what you are looking for but need a way to instantly check off those birds from a pre-made list. SOCIAL SHARING Journal is perfect for sharing observations on social networks – it will share your discoveries on Facebook, Twitter or by email. You can think of iBird Journal as the ultimate rare bird alert app. REPORTING The reporting feature in Journal lets you analyze your entire database of observations by date range, list, locations, minimum observed count and species – answering questions like ‘how many times have I seen the Black-necked Stilt between April and June of 2010 in California”? BACKUP You’ll never have to worry about losing your observations as Journal will back up and restore your observations one of three ways: by email in its native format, to and from any free Dropbox account or as an eBird compatible CSV file. And if you are a heavy user of eBird you can import any eBird CSV into Journal and from then on use it to send and receive eBird sightings. iBird Journal is the perfect app to keep a record of all your bird sightings and the ultimate way to memorialize your hobby for the future. ▶ Journal is a “universal” app so it works perfectly on iPad or iPhone. ▶ No limits to number of observations. ▶ Checklists. Besides basic lists Journal's checklists let you set up birds you “wish” to observe and check them off as they are found. ▶ Integrates with the entire iBird product line but works for any birding app. ▶ Reporting feature allows unlimited ways to view your lists. Whether you wish to keep simple lists of the birds you see everyday, start a list of birds you see in the backyard, on a trip or every bird you have seen in your life, iBird Journal is the app you have been waiting for. Note: iBird Journal is not compatible with the iPod Touch since it lacks a GPS chip.
This is a great app. I use it daily. However it has lost functionality due to Dropbox being inoperative. This needs iCloud share! It’s is a stand alone app as is, but I purchased it as being able to share data. Please please please update this!
I do wish there were an easy way to move sightings that got posted to the wrong list. Also an automatic life list would be nice.
As I delve into this app I find more things to do with it than I could imagine. All that I experienced with it is great. It helps if you’re willing to explore the facets of this app as well. I got what I needed and more.
I have no issues with the app, works seamlessly between my iPhone & iPad. I’m a fan 😎.
About two years ago I emailed the developer and asked about an update. I received a reply that one was coming in a few weeks. One year ago I emailed asking again. This time I received a rather snotty reply with a bunch of excuses as to why they hadn’t gotten around to an update. I’m over it. Moving on.
Dropbox exporting no longer works. Email export no longer works. App tells me to check my Internet connections when I am clearly connected. App tells me I have no email set up when clearly I do and the connection works easily with other app interactions. The Journal is such a great way to collect, store, and transfer birding data when used along with the iBird field guide & ID app, but at this time, I have no other way to store it than directly on my iPhone. I recently changed phones and did not know that data was not actually being synced & exported/saved on my Dropbox account until I tried to restore the journal on my new phone. The old phone was broken, not merely updated, so several years of observations and checklists are apparently lost forever.
Looks like they forgot about this app. Maybe it looks nice on an iPhone 3 - not so much on a modern iPhone though. Save your money and look for a developer who updates regularly.
No system in place to sync between devices. Dropbox is disabled and no other option is available.
Seems to work but it keeps crashing on me. Very frustrating as I try to set up lists. The connection to iBird is very useful maybe once things are set up I will think better of it. Now I am nearly ready to give up and use a pencil.
App interface can get overwhelming at first but once familiar it is easy to navigate. I enjoy the ability to identify them add to IBird journal. Unfortunately this app does not communicate with my iPad app because it cannot back up to Dropbox. If this gets resolved somehow then 5 stars but otherwise it is great to identify and journal while outdoors.