Monthly Roundup: May 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!

Highlights

  • At Chek Jawa, more likely visitors from Peninsular Malaysia, continuing the influx which began earlier this year: Black-and-white Bulbul (second confirmed record), and Black-and-red Broadbill (sixth confirmed record)
  • The reappearance of the Black-and-red Broadbill at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, over three years after it was originally ringed
  • Another sighting of the Brown Fish Owl at Hindhede Nature Park is still under review by the Records Committee (past records have been categorized as escapees)
  • Very popular Violet Cuckoos at Dairy Farm Nature Park attracted large crowds this May

All records for May 2022 (Show all records)

King Quail Synoicus chinensis (species writeup) Hide 1 record

Seletar Farmway

Highest count: 2 individuals

eBird
Violet Cuckoo Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus (species writeup) Hide 2 records

CCNR–Jelutong Tower

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 3 individuals

Earlier record on 15 Nov 2021

eBird
(not a complete list)

Violet Cuckoo at Dairy Farm Nature Park on 18 May 2022. Photo credit: Vincent Ng

Jambu Fruit Dove Ptilinopus jambu (species writeup) Hide 3 records

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 3 individuals

Earlier record on 08 Apr 2022

eBird
(not a complete list)

CCNR–Jelutong Tower

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

Arcadia Balcony Birding

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus (species writeup) Hide 1 record

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 20 Nov 2021

RC decision: Accepted

SBP (subrecords)
eBird
Barred Buttonquail Turnix suscitator (species writeup) Hide 1 record

Jurong Lake Gardens (inc. Chinese Garden and Japanese Garden)

Highest count: 4 individuals

Earlier record on 14 Mar 2022

eBird
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Changi Bay

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird
Aleutian Tern Onychoprion aleuticus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Singapore Straits (including SG/Indo/M’sian waters)

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Singapore Straits (including SG/Indo/M’sian waters)

Highest count: 15 individuals

eBird
Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana (species writeup) Show 2 records

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 10 individuals

Earlier record on 03 Apr 2022

eBird
(not a complete list)

Singapore Straits (including SG/Indo/M’sian waters)

Highest count: 15 individuals

eBird
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Singapore Straits (including SG/Indo/M’sian waters)

Highest count: 80 individuals

Earlier record on 24 Apr 2022

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White-winged Tern at Singapore Straits on 01 May 2022. Photo credit: Francis Yap

Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 10 individuals

Earlier record on 08 Nov 2021

eBird
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Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Lorong Halus Entrance

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 09 May 2022

Record under review

eBird
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes (species writeup) Show 1 record

Chek Jawa

Highest count: 9 individuals

First recorded 04 Nov 2021

RC decision: Accepted

eBird
(not a complete list)
Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela (species writeup) Show 2 records

Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird
Rufous-bellied Eagle Lophotriorchis kienerii (species writeup) Show 2 records

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 03 Feb 2022

RC decision: Accepted

SBP (subrecords)
eBird

Lower Pierce Reservoir

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 10 May 2022

RC decision: Accepted

Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis (species writeup) Show 1 record

Hindhede nature park

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 26 May 2022

Record under review

Brown Fish Owl at Hindhede Nature Park on 26 May 2022. Photo credit: Jared Tan

Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting (species writeup) Show 6 records

Bollywood Veggies

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 17 Dec 2021

eBird

Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 22 Jan 2022

eBird

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 03 Feb 2022

eBird

Jurong Eco-Garden

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 26 Apr 2022

eBird

Upper Seletar Reservoir Park (USRP) inc. Mandai Road Track 7 / Nee Soon Swamp Forest

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 2 individuals

eBird
Blue-rumped Parrot Psittinus cyanurus (species writeup) Show 2 records

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 5 individuals

Earlier record on 01 Nov 2021

eBird

CCNR–Jelutong Tower

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 04 Nov 2021

eBird
Black-and-red Broadbill Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos (species writeup) Show 2 records

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 15 May 2022

RC decision: Accepted

SBP (subrecords)
eBird
(not a complete list)

Chek Jawa

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 19 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

SBP (subrecords)
eBird
(not a complete list)

Hooded Pitta Pitta sordida (species writeup) Show 1 record

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 16 Apr 2022

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Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus hirundinaceus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Chek Jawa Boardwalk

Highest count: 2 individuals

First recorded 04 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

eBird
(not a complete list)
Mangrove Whistler Pachycephala cinerea (species writeup) Show 2 records

Changi Bay Point

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 28 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

SBP (subrecords)
eBird
(not a complete list)

Changi PCN – Bridge

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird
Cinereous Bulbul Hemixos cinereus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 24 Apr 2022

eBird
(not a complete list)
Black-and-white Bulbul Microtarsus melanoleucos (species writeup) Show 1 record

Chek Jawa

Highest count: 2 individuals

First recorded 02 May 2022

RC decision: Accepted

SBP (subrecords)
eBird
(not a complete list)

Black-and-white Bulbul at Chek Jawa on 02 May 2022. Photo credit: Francis Yap

Black-headed Bulbul Brachypodius melanocephalos (species writeup) Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 2 individuals

eBird
Light-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus sinensis (species writeup) Show 1 record

Changi Bay

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 01 May 2022

RC decision: Accepted/Escapee

eBird
(not a complete list)
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica (species writeup) Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird
Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica (species writeup) Show 1 record

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 05 Nov 2021

eBird
Lesser Green Leafbird Chloropsis cyanopogon (species writeup) Show 1 record

Chek Jawa Boardwalk

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 15 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

eBird
(not a complete list)
Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker Prionochilus thoracicus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Chek Jawa

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 23 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

eBird
Ruby-cheeked Sunbird Chalcoparia singalensis (species writeup) Show 1 record

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 2 individuals

First recorded 30 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

SBP (subrecords)
eBird
(not a complete list)

Ruby-cheeked Sunbird at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on 28 May 2022. Photo credit: Chen Boon Chong

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