Highlights of this release include:
- The new eBird/Clements 2016 taxonomy
- Some extended taxonomy fixes
eBird/Clements 2016 taxonomy
Just released this past week, and Scythebill already supports it! You can read all about the changes on the Cornell website.
When you run the new version, Scythebill will automatically upgrade all of your sightings, taking advantage of the (also upgraded).
As part of this upgrade, Scythebill now supports 3 more translations for common names:
- Bulgarian (only for species found in Bulgaria)
- Polish (only for species found in Poland)
Extended taxonomy fixes
Extended taxonomies had problems when a subspecies had a common name, but the species doesn't; that's fixed. The documentation in the manual's now clearer for how to enter subspecies in the first place!
People using checklist-entry-mode for their bird sightings saw errors when entering extended taxonomy sightings (in some cases). These should be fixed.
Small changes and fixes
Scythebill uses per-location latitude and longitude; BirdLasser and Observado use per-sighting latitude and longitude. Scythebill now preserves the per-sighting latitude and longitude in the note field of each sighting, with the following format: "LL:-26.1713505,27.9699842".
As always, a number of first country and state records have been added to Scythebill, and the US records of Great-winged Petrel are now correctly identified as Grey-faced Petrel.
Other bugs fixed include:
- Editing problems with "leap day" (February 29).
- "Export as spreadsheet" was not correctly displaying common names for subspecies.
- If your Internet connection was having problems during new location entry, potentially confusing errors were shown.