The Singapore Birds Project is a collaborative project by birders to document all the bird species that have been recorded in Singapore and its surrounding coastal waters. These include residents, migrants, vagrants as well as those that were introduced to the island. While Singapore is a country with a small land mass, we live in a region of great biodiversity. There are about 400 birds that have been historically recorded in our bird checklist. A further 100 or so species of introduced/released birds have also been recorded.

We have two main aims. The first is to introduce readers to Singapore’s bird species by describing their appearance, behaviour, habitat, and other key features. While there are commercially available guide books, apps and even existing websites that provide most of this information, our approach is to cater to the widest possible audience while being non-commercial in nature. We intend to showcase the best pictures and videos of all the species and create awareness on the great diversity of birds in our presence.

Separately, our Records Committee documents records of rare species as part of the Singapore Bird Database. As part of this endeavour, we have compiled over 1000 historical records of birds in Singapore, and the database continues to grow with time. Your submissions of rare bird records will contribute greatly to this project.

This project is not affiliated to any group or organization. Everyone is encouraged to contribute.

The bird species write-up index is at the Singapore Bird List menu item, the downloadable Excel checklist is at the Downloads section, and the contributor list is at Contributors section.

Recent Posts

  • The breeding season in Singapore 25 November 2022 - Different bird in Singapore nest at different times of the year, but did you know that their nesting seasons actually differ according to sunshine hours and feeding guild? Laura from the NUS Avian Evolution Lab shares with us her findings based on a thorough analysis of a large dataset.
  • Singapore Bird Database is 1 year old 11 November 2022 - The Singapore Bird Database was launched on 11 November 2021. Here's a review of the work that we've carried out over the past year, as well as other improvements made to the database since then!
  • Singapore Birds Project Raptor Watch at Henderson Waves 9 November 2022 - The Singapore Birds Project held our first raptor watching booth across three Sundays: 23 October, 30 October and 6 November at Henderson Waves Bridge. We would like to thank all who dropped by and participated in our raptor count - we hope you picked up a tip or two on raptor identification or raptor spotting! Across the three weekends, we…