Chirp Team
by on December 14, 2020

We are pleased to announce version 1.0.9 of our iOS and Android apps. Once again, a big thank you to our users for all the valuable feedback. You have helped us fix a few unwanted bugs and hopefully you will enjoy our improvements!


Improvements in version 1.0.9:

1. Enabled sightings to be shared on Facebook, Twitter etc
2. Translated app to Portuguese
3. Enabled adding/editing location privacy settings in group sighting posts
4. Users creating accounts via Facebook or 'Sign In with Apple' are now prompted to define their country & birding preferences
5. Existing users are prompted to populate their country & birding preferences if they have not already done so
6. Leaderboard provinces/states & birding areas are now collapsed under country



Enabled sightings to be shared on Facebook, Twitter etc

We recognise that many of our users are also using Facebook and Twitter. To make it easier for people to share their own or another user's sighting,  we have implemented the sharing of sightings via various other apps.


Portuguese Translation

With an estimated 220 million native speakers, Portuguese is the sixth most widely spoken language in the world. Now that we have a workflow in place to translate the Chirp platform, we will make a start with the next language. If you have suggestions on what language should be next, send us a message on

To change language in the app, tap the menu icon in the bottom right > System Settings > Langauge and then select the language of your preference. Please note that species common names are already translated into over 20 different languages and the settings are therefore controlled separately under Birding Preferences via Menu > System Settings > Edit Profile Info.


Enabled adding/editing location privacy settings in group sighting posts

Privacy is important to us and our users. For birdwatchers, the location privacy of the sightings they share on Chirp is especially important. As we already feature location privacy for sightings posted out of groups, we decided to give users additional control of their privacy settings by adding the location privacy settings to sightings posted within groups. 


Defining country & birding preferences

Up until now, users have had to manually define their default Region, Taxonomic Authority and Species Name Language. This unfortunatly resulted in users seeing incorrect species lists if they selected an incorrect region or unfamiliar species common names if they failed to define their Species Name Language. To mitigate these issues, we now ask users to define their country and then we automatically define the users Region, Taxonomic Authority and Species Name Language to that which is most likely to be used in that country.


Squashed bugs in version 1.0.9:

1. Unidentified species notifications are now sent in the recipient users language


Get Involved in Beta Testing:

Fancy getting access to all of our updates before the masses? Join our iOS or Android Beta Testing Program and start testing all our latest features and fuctionality! For more information, take a look at this blog of ours: How to join Chirp Birding's Beta Testing program.


New to Chirp and don't have the app yet? Download it for iOS and Android.

Happy birding!

Team Chirp