Replacing species

Editing records in Bird Journal is achieved by editing a specific entry. Certain changes however will be very tedious made to individual entries.

The Replace Species feature was recently added to the version 5 desktop app and allows replacement of species and subspecies usage, across all entries or a subset. It can be accessed via the Tools menu button.

Likely uses of this feature are:

  • Updating records after taxonomic updates
  • Updating records to subspecies accuracy
  • Switching records to another taxonomy
  • Fixing mistakes

A desire to consolidate records to a single/few taxonomies is something we've seen a lot recently. If this is something you would like to do please vote for the suggestion "Allow bulk update between taxonomies" on our feedback site. A more specific feature may be helpful.

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