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Major Mobile App Update

Our mobile app for NestWatch data entry recently received a major upgrade. Some new features include “dark mode,” a high-contrast darkened color scheme that increases visibility outdoors; you can also switch to light mode if you prefer. Lifetime and annual stats are also available, letting you see how many nests, eggs, and fledglings you’ve tracked over the season and throughout the years. 

New options let you sort your nest list by nearness and by recently edited. You can also search for a specific nest by name. New design changes to the data entry form and map page increase stability and speed. 

Finally, and most importantly, if you think certain data points (especially photos) were not saved, look in the “Unsynced data” section of the app menu. If your signal is weak and data can’t be uploaded, the app will save data here and wait for you to reconnect to Wi-Fi. This greatly reduces the possibility of any lost data.

Please update the app if you haven’t already, and familiarize yourself with it before heading out into the field to collect data. We suggest you allow location tracking and notifications for optimal performance.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology