Can't you tell the world version to only select from Australian species, or
just Victorian species, etc?
> -----Original Message-----
> On Behalf Of
> Mat Gilfedder
> Sent: Wednesday, 13 November 2013 1:36 PM
> Subject: [Birding-Aus] BirdLog apps-- world vs regional versions
> Hi all,
> BirdLog is used to enter sightings directly into eBird from
> an ios or android device.
> The regional versions have smaller master lists of species,
> and would in theory run faster. When you have access to
> internet or wifi this doesn't seem to matter much as the app
> gets the local area species for your list.
> I like entering abbreviations for species instead of
> scrolling up and down long lists.
> The differences start to show when you have no internet
> access (e.g. When you visit overseas with your telstra phone
> and data turned off, or when you are out of phone range in
> the desert somewhere). You can still enter an offline
> checklist, with accurate gps location, but you will be
> choosing birds from a much larger list with the WORLD version
> than with a regional one.
> E.g. If you see Black-throated Honeyeater, and type BTH into BirdLog:
> with WORLD you will need to choose between 9 species of
> hummingbird, trogon, huet-huet, etc With ANZ you will just
> see 1 species ( Black-throated Honeyeater).
> Through my volunteer work with eBird review in Australia, I
> helped test the app when it was first released, and use it
> all the time now.
> Mat & Cathy Gilfedder
> Wildlife photography
> Check out birdfinding app BirdsEye AU
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