If you are using the iPad in the field with neither WiFi or a cellular connection to the internet, you may be unable to record GPS locations. Apparently there is something about the way the GPS information is sent to the program from the iPad that is slightly different from the iPhone that is causing this problem. We are working on a solution and hope to be sending out a patch soon.
Currently you have as many copies of the same species when using Lists but not with Checklists. We may allow duplication of the same species on Checklists in the future but there are no plans for that now.
At this time we do not have a way to sync the settings or database of Journal with the app running on another device. We do allow this with iBird Pro via iCloud. You can backup your Journal database to Dropbox and then open that database from Journal on another device. We do plan to add syncing via iCloud but we do not have a date for when this is scheduled.
Hold you finger down on the red cardinal pin until the location blinks, then drag it.
The database of illustrations and range maps is for birds of North America, however you can add any species name you wish so it will work for any place in the world. The maps are world wide as well. You won’t have unique icons for the birds you add that are not in the database but that is window dressing and won’t affect the operation of app.
At this time iBird Journal only works with North America. We may do a version for the UK but we have no schedule for it.