Monthly Roundup: Oct 2022

An action packed October saw several mega-rarities, including a potential national first record! 

Highlights

Please note that several of these records remain under review by the Singapore Bird Records Committee:

  • Singapore’s first Brown-breasted Flycatcher at Dairy Farm Nature Park, sadly only seen for one morning
  • Singapore’s fifth record of Chinese Blue Flycatcher, also at Dairy Farm Nature Park
  • At Berlayer Creek, Singapore’s third record of Taiga Flycatcher
  • Singapore’s third record of Shikra at Mount Faber
  • Tenth record of Oriental Plover in Singapore, at Tuas South
  • Several records of Pied Harrier across the island

All records for Oct 2022 (Show all records)

Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus jotaka (species writeup) Show 1 record

Changi Business Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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White-throated Needletail Hirundapus caudacutus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Bukit Timah

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 20 Oct 2022

RC decision: Accepted

Chestnut-winged Cuckoo Clamator coromandus (species writeup) Show 2 records

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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

Highest count: 1 individual

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Violet Cuckoo Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus (species writeup) Show 3 records

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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

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Cinnamon-headed Green Pigeon Treron fulvicollis (species writeup) Show 1 record

Jurong Lake Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 07 Oct 2022

RC decision: Accepted

Jambu Fruit Dove Ptilinopus jambu (species writeup) Show 1 record

CCNR–Jelutong Tower

Highest count: 1 individual

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Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus (species writeup) Show 2 records

Marina East Drive

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 16 Oct 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Tuas South

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 20 Oct 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Barred Buttonquail Turnix suscitator (species writeup) Show 1 record

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

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 02 Apr 2022

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

Tuas South

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 13 Oct 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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White-faced Plover Charadrius dealbatus (species writeup) Show 2 records

59A Tuas South Avenue 1, Singapore, SG (1.318, 103.627)

Highest count: 2 individuals

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

Highest count: 3 individuals

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Oriental Plover Charadrius veredus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Tuas South

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 07 Oct 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata (species writeup) Show 1 record

P. Tekong

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 15 Oct 2022

RC decision: Accepted

Eurasian Curlew at P. Tekong on 15 Oct 2022. Photo credit: Frankie Cheong

Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica (species writeup) Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 27 Sep 2022

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres (species writeup) Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 1 individual

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Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Tuas South

Highest count: 2 individuals

First recorded 09 Oct 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea (species writeup) Show 1 record

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta (species writeup) Show 1 record

Tuas South

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 13 Oct 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis (species writeup) Show 1 record

Tuas South (Tuas South Avenue 16 and surrounds)

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 14 Sep 2022

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Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum (species writeup) Show 4 records

Marine East Drive

Highest count: 1 individual

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Henderson Waves

Highest count: 80 individuals

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Henderson Waves

Highest count: 1 individual

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Tuas South (Tuas South Avenue 16 and surrounds)

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis (species writeup) Show 1 record

Singapore Straits

Highest count: 4 individuals

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Aleutian Tern Onychoprion aleuticus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Singapore Straits

Highest count: 9 individuals

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Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Singapore Straits

Highest count: 3 individuals

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Common Tern Sterna hirundo (species writeup) Show 1 record

Marina Barrage

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 05 Oct 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida (species writeup) Show 4 records

Satay by the Bay

Highest count: 5 individuals

Earlier record on 21 Sep 2022

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Singapore Straits

Highest count: 6 individuals

Earlier record on 24 Sep 2022

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Kranji Marsh

Highest count: 14 individuals

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Tuas South (Tuas South Avenue 16 and surrounds)

Highest count: 4 individuals

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White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus (species writeup) Show 5 records

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

Highest count: 25 individuals

Earlier record on 21 Sep 2022

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Singapore Straits

Highest count: 3 individuals

Earlier record on 25 Sep 2022

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Kranji Marsh

Highest count: 4 individuals

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Tuas South (Tuas South Avenue 16 and surrounds)

Highest count: 1 individual

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Satay by the Bay

Highest count: 6 individuals

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Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 03 Apr 2022

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Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster (species writeup) Show 2 records

Rifle Range Link

Highest count: 1 individual

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Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 1 individual

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Malayan Night Heron Gorsachius melanolophus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Central Catchment Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela (species writeup) Show 3 records

Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 09 Sep 2022

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Kent Ridge Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Henderson Waves

Highest count: 1 individual

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Rufous-bellied Eagle Lophotriorchis kienerii (species writeup) Show 1 record

Singapore Quarry at Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Greater Spotted Eagle Clanga clanga (species writeup) Show 4 records

Nanyang Technological University including National Institute of Education

Highest count: 2 individuals

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

Highest count: 1 individual

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Henderson Waves

Highest count: 1 individual

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SkyVille@Dawson

Highest count: 1 individual

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Eastern Marsh Harrier Circus spilonotus (species writeup) Show 7 records

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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Hort Park

Highest count: 3 individuals

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Kranji Marsh

Highest count: 1 individual

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The Pinnacle Duxton

Highest count: 1 individual

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SkyVille@Dawson

Highest count: 1 individual

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Punggol

Highest count: 1 individual

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Tuas South (Tuas South Avenue 16 and surrounds)

Highest count: 1 individual

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Eastern Marsh Harrier at Tuas South on 27 Oct 2022. Photo credit: Francis Yap

Grey-faced Buzzard Butastur indicus (species writeup) Show 5 records

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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SkyVille@Dawson

Highest count: 1 individual

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384 Neo Tiew Road, Singapore, SG (1.418, 103.713)

Highest count: 1 individual

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Nanyang Technological University including National Institute of Education

Highest count: 1 individual

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Henderson Waves

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Black Hornbill Anthracoceros malayanus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 1 individual

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Ruddy Kingfisher Halcyon coromanda (species writeup) Show 2 records

Chinatown

Highest count: 1 individual

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(not a complete list)

Berlayer Creek Boardwalk

Highest count: 1 individual

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Ruddy Kingfisher at Berlayer Creek Boardwalk on 26 Oct 2022. Photo credit: Vincent Ng

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

Hindhede Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 11 Apr 2022

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CCNR–Jelutong Tower

Highest count: 1 individual

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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Singapore Zoo

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 01 May 2022

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Venus loop

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 05 Jun 2022

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Berlayer Creek Boardwalk

Highest count: 1 individual

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Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx erithaca (species writeup) Show 3 records

CCNR–Jelutong Tower

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

Hampstead Wetlands Park (formerly Baker St. pond)

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

Windsor Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Blue-rumped Parrot Psittinus cyanurus (species writeup) Show 4 records

CCNR–Jelutong Tower

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 06 Apr 2022

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SBG–Healing Garden

Highest count: 6 individuals

Earlier record on 06 Apr 2022

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Hindhede Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 17 Apr 2022

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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 (species writeup) Show 1 record

Berlayer Creek

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 08 Oct 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Crow-billed Drongo Dicrurus annectens (species writeup) Show 13 records

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 24 Sep 2022

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Rifle Range Link

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Tuas South Ave 8

Highest count: 1 individual

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Eastwood Estate

Highest count: 1 individual

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

Highest count: 1 individual

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Satay by the Bay

Highest count: 1 individual

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Berlayer Creek

Highest count: 1 individual

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Thomson Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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CBP Canal

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Henderson Waves

Highest count: 1 individual

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Telok Blangah Hill Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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Pulau Ubin–Jln Wat Siam

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Blyth’s Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone affinis (species writeup) Show 8 records

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 21 Aug 2022

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CCNR–Jelutong Tower

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 04 Sep 2022

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

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 20 Sep 2022

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SBG–Healing Garden

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 28 Sep 2022

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Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 1 individual

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Changi Business Park canal

Highest count: 1 individual

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Windsor Nature Park including Venus Drive and Venus Loop

Highest count: 1 individual

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Berlayer Creek Boardwalk

Highest count: 1 individual

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Japanese Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone atrocaudata (species writeup) Show 4 records

Labrador Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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SBG–Healing Garden

Highest count: 1 individual

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Windsor Nature Park including Venus Drive and Venus Loop

Highest count: 1 individual

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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

Central Catchment Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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Asian House Martin Delichon dasypus (species writeup) Show 6 records

Central Boulevard

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Rifle Range Link

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Henderson Waves

Highest count: 2 individuals

eBird

Bukit Timah SUMMIT top

Highest count: 3 individuals

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Henderson Waves

Highest count: 1 individual

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SkyVille@Dawson

Highest count: 1 individual

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Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Berlayer creek

Highest count: 1 individual

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White-shouldered Starling Sturnia sinensis (species writeup) Show 3 records

Block 233 Simei

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 28 Sep 2022

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

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Tuas South (Tuas South Avenue 16 and surrounds)

Highest count: 8 individuals

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White-shouldered Starling at Tuas South on 17 Oct 2022. Photo credit: Jared Tan

Siberian Thrush Geokichla sibirica (species writeup) Show 1 record

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 15 Oct 2022

RC decision: Accepted

Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica (species writeup) Show 4 records

Bukit Batok Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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Berlayer Creek Boardwalk

Highest count: 1 individual

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Telok Blangah Hill Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Brown-streaked Flycatcher Muscicapa williamsoni (species writeup) Show 3 records

Jurong Lake Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

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Nanyang Technological University including National Institute of Education

Highest count: 1 individual

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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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Ferruginous Flycatcher Muscicapa ferruginea (species writeup) Show 2 records

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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Windsor Nature Park including Venus Drive and Venus Loop

Highest count: 1 individual

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Brown-chested Jungle Flycatcher Cyornis brunneatus (species writeup) Show 10 records

Jurong Lake Garden

Highest count: 1 individual

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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Nanyang Technological University including National Institute of Education

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

SBG–Healing Garden

Highest count: 1 individual

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Windsor Nature Park including Venus Drive and Venus Loop

Highest count: 1 individual

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Rifle Range Link

Highest count: 1 individual

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1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore, SG (1.276, 103.85)

Highest count: 1 individual

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Berlayer Boardwalk

Highest count: 1 individual

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Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Green-backed Flycatcher Ficedula elisae (species writeup) Show 1 record

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus (species writeup) Show 3 records

Rifle Range Link

Highest count: 1 individual

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Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Yishun Street 11, Block 153

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

Rarity records still under review

Cinnamon-headed Green Pigeon Treron fulvicollis (species writeup) Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 2 individuals

First recorded 30 Oct 2022

Record under review

eBird

Pheasant-tailed Jacana Hydrophasianus chirurgus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 30 Oct 2022

Record under review

Common Tern Sterna hirundo (species writeup) Show 1 record

Singapore Strait

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 16 Oct 2022

Record under review

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Rufous-bellied Eagle Lophotriorchis kienerii Show 3 records

Henderson Waves

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 22 Oct 2022

Record under review

eBird

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 25 Oct 2022

Record under review

eBird

Rufous-bellied Eagle at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve on 25 Oct 2022. Photo credit: RICHARD WHITE

Nanyang Technological University

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 27 Oct 2022

Record under review

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Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus Show 1 record

Nanyang Technological University

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 27 Oct 2022

Record under review

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Shikra Accipiter badius (species writeup) Show 1 record

Mount Faber

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 27 Oct 2022

Record under review

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Pied Harrier Circus melanoleucos (species writeup) Show 6 records

Central Catchment Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 13 Oct 2022

Record under review

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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 17 Oct 2022

Record under review

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Pied Harrier at Bukit Timah Nature Reserve on 17 Oct 2022. Photo credit: Francis Yap

Central Catchment Area

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 28 Oct 2022

Record under review

Mount Faber

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 28 Oct 2022

Record under review

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Mount Faber Carpark B

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 29 Oct 2022

Record under review

SBP (subrecords)

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Tuas South

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 31 Oct 2022

Record under review

Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia Show 4 records

Sims Avenue

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 25 Oct 2022

Record under review

Portchester Ave

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 28 Oct 2022

Record under review

Airport Blvd

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 29 Oct 2022

Record under review

Nanyang Technological University

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 31 Oct 2022

Record under review

Siberian Thrush Geokichla sibirica (species writeup) Show 1 record

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 31 Oct 2022

Record under review

Brown-breasted Flycatcher Muscicapa muttui (species writeup) Show 1 record

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 30 Oct 2022

Record under review

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Brown-breasted Flycatcher at Dairy Farm Nature Park on 30 Oct 2022. Photo credit: Norvin Ng

Chinese Blue Flycatcher Cyornis glaucicomans (species writeup) Show 1 record

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 29 Oct 2022

Record under review

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Chinese Blue Flycatcher at Dairy Farm Nature Park on 29 Oct 2022. Photo credit: Jared Tan

Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla (species writeup) Show 1 record

Berlayer Creek Boardwalk

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 24 Oct 2022

Record under review

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