Monthly Roundup: Sep 2022

This September brought seabirds, some scarce shorebirds, and of course, the ever-faithful B5 Terek Sandpiper.

Highlights

  • First Blue Rock Thrush of the season, at its usual haunt – Pinnacle@Duxton
  • On pelagic trips, Swinhoe’s Storm Petrel, Common Tern, and Aleutian Tern
  • Two sightings of Gull-billed Tern
  • Sanderling at Chek Jawa

All records for Sep 2022 (Show all records)

Violet Cuckoo Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus Show 3 records

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 16 Apr 2022

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Rifle Range Link

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 12 May 2022

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Windsor Nature Park including Venus Drive and Venus Loop

Highest count: 1 individual

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Jambu Fruit Dove Ptilinopus jambu Show 1 record

CCNR–Jelutong Tower

Highest count: 1 individual

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White-browed Crake Poliolimnas cinereus Show 1 record

Neo Tiew Crescent — Private Fish Farm Pond

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 24 Jul 2022

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(not a complete list)

Barred Buttonquail Turnix suscitator Show 2 records

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

Highest count: 3 individuals

Earlier record on 14 Mar 2022

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Lorong Halus Wetland (inc. Serangoon Reservoir and former ‘Serangoon’)

Highest count: 1 individual

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White-faced Plover Charadrius dealbatus Show 1 record

Marina East (Gardens by the Bay: Bay East / Marina Barrage)

Highest count: 3 individuals

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Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii Show 2 records

Yishun Dam

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 04 Sep 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Sungei Buloh Wetland

Highest count: 01 individual

First recorded 11 Sep 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 1 individual

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 3 individuals

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Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 13 individuals

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Sanderling Calidris alba Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 27 Sep 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus Show 3 records

Seletar Dam (Yishun Dam)

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 8 individuals

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 31 Aug 2022

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(not a complete list)

Terek Sandpiper at Sungei Buloh on 10 Sep 2022. Photo credit: Francis Yap

Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis Show 1 record

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 5 individuals

Earlier record on 28 Aug 2022

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(not a complete list)

Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica Show 2 records

Sea between Changi and Ubin

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 07 Sep 2022

RC decision: Accepted

Marina Barrage

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 25 Sep 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Gull-billed Tern at Marina Barrage on 25 Sep 2022. Photo credit: Fadzrun Adnan

Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis Show 1 record

Singapore Strait

Highest count: 3 individuals

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Aleutian Tern Onychoprion aleuticus Show 2 records

Marina East (Gardens by the Bay: Bay East / Marina Barrage)

Highest count: 1 individual

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Singapore Strait

Highest count: 13 individuals

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Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus Show 1 record

Singapore Strait

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana Show 4 records

Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 03 Apr 2022

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Lorong Halus Wetland (inc. Serangoon Reservoir and former ‘Serangoon’)

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 01 Jun 2022

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Gardens by the Bay

Highest count: 3 individuals

Earlier record on 31 Aug 2022

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Singapore Strait

Highest count: 8 individuals

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Common Tern Sterna hirundo Show 1 record

Singapore Straits

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 24 Sep 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida Show 7 records

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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Neo Tiew Lane 1

Highest count: 1 individual

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Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 1 individual

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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Marina East (Gardens by the Bay: Bay East / Marina Barrage)

Highest count: 3 individuals

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Singapore Sports Hub

Highest count: 2 individuals

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

Highest count: 2 individuals

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White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus Show 2 records

Marina East (Gardens by the Bay: Bay East / Marina Barrage)

Highest count: 12 individuals

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(not a complete list)

Singapore Strait

Highest count: 5 individuals

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Swinhoe’s Storm Petrel Hydrobates monorhis Show 1 record

Singapore Strait

Highest count: 22 individuals

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Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus Show 1 record

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 8 individuals

Earlier record on 13 Mar 2022

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(not a complete list)

Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela Show 2 records

Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 1 individual

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Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

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Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 1 individual

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Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting Show 6 records

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 05 Mar 2022

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Kranji Marsh

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 05 Mar 2022

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve

Highest count: 3 individuals

Earlier record on 15 Apr 2022

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Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 20 Apr 2022

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Lim Chu Kang

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 07 May 2022

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Windsor Nature Park including Venus Drive and Venus Loop

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 05 Jun 2022

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Blue-rumped Parrot Psittinus cyanurus Show 3 records

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 04 Mar 2022

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve

Highest count: 5 individuals

Earlier record on 06 Mar 2022

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(not a complete list)

Windsor Nature Park including Venus Drive and Venus Loop

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 17 Apr 2022

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Mangrove Whistler Pachycephala cinerea Show 1 record

Changi Bay Point

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 11 Aug 2022

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Crow-billed Drongo Dicrurus annectens Show 1 record

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

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Blyth’s Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone affinis Show 5 records

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 21 Aug 2022

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Rifle Range Link

Highest count: 1 individual

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Venus loop 1.35874, 103.82349

Highest count: 1 individual

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

Highest count: 2 individuals

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SBG–Healing Garden

Highest count: 1 individual

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Black-headed Bulbul Brachypodius melanocephalos Show 1 record

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Oriental Reed Warbler Acrocephalus orientalis (species only included as it is relatively scarce in this month) Show 1 record

Lim Chu Kang

Highest count: 1 individual

Previous early date was on 05 Sep 2009

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White-shouldered Starling Sturnia sinensis Show 1 record

Simei

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica Show 2 records

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Previous early date was on 10 Sep 1987

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Lower Peirce Reservoir Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Previous early date was on 10 Sep 1987

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Brown-streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa williamsoni Show 2 records

Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 1 individual

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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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Ferruginous Flycatcher Muscicapa ferruginea Show 1 record

CCNR–Jelutong Tower

Highest count: 1 individual

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Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius Show 1 record

Pinnacle@Duxton

Highest count: 2 individuals

First recorded 10 Sep 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Blue Rock Thrush at Pinnacle@Duxton on 10 Sep 2022. Photo credit: Chen Boon Chong

Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus Show 2 records

Central Catchment Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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Yishun Street 11, Block 153

Highest count: 4 individuals

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(not a complete list)

Rarity records still under review

Rufous-bellied Eagle Lophotriorchis kienerii Show 1 record

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 23 Sep 2022

Record under review

Rufous-bellied Eagle at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve on 23 Sep 2022. Photo credit: Francis Yap

Indian Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone paradisi Show 1 record

Kranji Marshes near Raptor tower

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 23 Sep 2022

Record under review

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