Scythebill 16.0 is now available! Its main feature is the new eBird/Scythebill 2023 taxonomy, but it also includes a number of smaller improvements. There's also a number of new As always, download here, and let me know if you have any problems, either on Facebook or by email.
eBird/Scythebill 2023 taxonomy
Better world taxonomies with checklists!
"Verify against checklists" for extended taxonomies
Browse by species: "Only species found in"
- Entering sightings using a checklist could sometimes display information like a species count on the wrong row. (It was a display-only problem - the data was saved on the right species.)
- When building a new extended taxonomy, Scythebill was very picky about having each order, family, and genus appearing consecutively in the CSV file. (That is, you couldn't have a block of species in family Someidae, then Otheridae, and then go back to more species in Someidae.) It's now much more flexible.
- The Splits and Lumps report confused just about everyone with how it reported changes. Now, instead of telling you it's showing splits for "2022", it'll say "2022 vs. 2023".
- The "English (BOU)" name option for IOC showed "Yellow Warbler" for the wrong species (Setophaga petechia instead of Setophaga aestiva). A few other BOU names have been added for that option, e.g. Daurian and Turkestan Shirike.