The Nearby Feed on Birda is designed to prioritise showing you bird sighting and session posts that occurred close by to the location defined on the map at the top of the screen. To avoid showing you stale posts from years ago, there feed is ordered using a combination of your distance from a sighting and how long ago the sighting was posted. The result is a feed of sighting and session posts that occurred nearby to you and that occurred relatively recently.
Can you change the location on the map at the top of the Nearby Feed?
Yes, you can explore anywhere on Earth! Simply tap on the map at the top of the feed, change the location and you'll see the Nearby Feed populate with posts that occurred nearby!
Why are some of the posts in my nearby feed from miles away?
The Nearby Feed will show you the sighting and session posts that occurred closest to you over the last few weeks. While Birda is expanding globally, there may be some areas with few Birda users resulting in little or no nearby sightings. Birda is glowing rapidly in hundreds of countries globally so this issue will become less and less of a problem as more people start using Birda 😀
How does the age of the sighting or session post influence things?
Birda will prioritise sightings and sessions that occurred recently over ones that occurred in the past. The aim of this is to show you recent sightings and sessions that occurred nearby.