Welcome

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, we’re working to document rare species by compiling all their records along with references to relevant primary literature. Your submissions of rare bird records will contribute greatly in this effort. This work, along with any other data-related projects we embark on in the future, is accessible at our secondary page, records.singaporebirds.com.

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

  • Monthly Roundup: April 2022 22 May 2022 - While April is usually the month when rarities begin to taper off and most migrants start returning to their breeding grounds for the summer, April this year was anything but quiet!
  • Soaring all over Singapore: Himalayan Vultures in the 2021/2022 season 17 May 2022 - During the 2021/2022 winter season, Singapore experienced a record breaking number of Himalayan Vulture sightings. Could they actually all have been the same few birds just flying around the area? Read on to find out!
  • Our first Monthly Roundup – March 2022 20 April 2022 - We’ve been getting a lot of great birds lately, all thanks to the enthusiastic contributions of birders in Singapore, so we thought now was as good a time to start publishing monthly bird roundups, summarizing records of rare and scarce species locally over the past month. This is the first one, for March 2022!