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: May 2022 19 June 2022 - The buzz at Chek Jawa continued into the start of the month, and more sightings of uncommon breeding species made this May one to remember!
  • Our second guided walk with the Biodiversity Friends Forum! 16 June 2022 - Back in Bishan-AMK Park, the Singapore Birds Project held a second guided walk for members of the Biodiversity Friends Forum (BFF).  As part of the Biodiversity Roundtable, BFF aims to provide opportunities for members of the nature community to take action and learn about Singapore’s biodiversity.  On 22 May 2022, led by Movin, Sandra and Zachary, our group of eager…
  • 8 resident bird calls you should know from Singapore’s parks 5 June 2022 - There are ~400 species of birds in Singapore, but how many of them are you able to identify by call? Here are eight easy and commonly heard ones to get you started!