Whether you are participating in a Christmas or summer bird count, doing a birdathon or “big day”, a veteran “lister”, or are just looking for an easy way to record and review your daily bird sightings, Birdwatcher’s Diary™ for Android is the perfect birdwatcher's field companion! Fast and easy to use, yet also extremely powerful, Birdwatcher’s Diary will enrich your birding experience. In seconds, you can make a note of birds you see or hear, including time and exact location (both automatically recorded), with additional field notes if you wish. Later, you can review the sightings as a list or on a map, upload your sightings to eBird, and much, much more. And Stevens Creek Software donates 50% of the proceeds from this software to support the conservation, research and education work of local bird organizations!
o A simple tap marks a species as seen and records the location and time of the sighting. If you are counting birds, further taps increment the count, with a built-in calculator available for large increments.
o Enhanced Intelliscroll™ switches between one- and two-letter alphabet tabs for superfast scrolling to the desired species; no need to scroll through 100 names starting with "S".
o Sightings can be marked as visual or "heard only".
o Coordinates can be recorded automatically for every bird (GPS-equipped unit recommended) or only for specific sightings.
o Recording of information (time, coordinates) for multiple sightings of the same species is optional (default records information only for the first sighting).
o Built-in, user-configurable "phrase list" makes adding notes to your sightings ("Breeding plumage", "Juvenile", etc.) a simple matter of tapping and not typing.
o Sort birds by Last Name, First Name, Bird Banding Code, Time Seen, or Taxonomic Order.
o Quickly switch between viewing all birds, only those seen or heard, or only those not seen or heard. View sightings at all locations or only the current location.
o Add "trip notes" to each day's sightings.
o Save and recall daily sightings directly on the device. Internet access not required for any aspect of the software.
o Save and recall daily sightings in the "cloud" using Dropbox™, enabling easy sharing of sightings among multiple devices.
o Create "life lists" of all your recorded sightings, or filtered life lists restricted by country, state, county, birding location, date, or by words or phrases in the trip notes (e.g., "Audubon trip") or the sighting notes (e.g., "Photographed").
o Output data via email, SD Card, or to Dropbox using standard (eBird, Google Maps) or custom formats.
o View sightings on a map on the device, or upload the information and create your own custom Google Map to view from a desktop and share with your friends.
o Preconfigured with U.S., but download dozens of country lists and all 50 state lists directly into the software. Even create your own lists.
o Country lists include standard English and local names for species (as well as scientific name), both for English-speaking countries (e.g., in the U.K., Loons are called "Divers") and non-English speaking (e.g., Mexico list includes names in English and Spanish, Swedish list includes names in English and Swedish, etc.).
o By installing (or simply entering) new lists, software can be used for sightings of anything - birds, reptiles, mammals, etc.
o Supports all characters, not just the Latin alphabet, so species names, user notes, etc. can be entered in European languages with various accent marks, Greek, Cyrilic, Japanese, etc.
o Full compatibility with iOS version, allowing you to record sightings on an iPhone and then view on an Android tablet (or vice-versa)