Can I sync my Journal settings and database with another device?

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.

Does the iBird journal cover the whole world or only North America?

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.