We’ve been getting a lot of great birds lately, all thanks to the enthusiastic contributions of birders in Singapore! More and more members of the community are also using eBird to record their sightings, which has made it easier to keep track of these sightings in a single consolidated source. So we believe now is as good a time as ever for the Singapore Birds Project to start publishing monthly bird roundups, summarizing records of rare and scarce species locally over the past month. This roundup is the first of the series, and it contains sightings posted on eBird as well as rarity records submitted to the Singapore Bird Database.
- First mainland record of Mangrove Blue Flycatcher in over six years, at Pasir Ris Park
- Fifth national record of Dusky Warbler, at Changi Business Park
- Two records of Indian Pond Heron; this species now appears to be an annual migrant with multiple records over the last few years
- A photogenic Oriental Scops Owl at Thomson Nature Park at the start of the month