The Horsfield’s Bronze Cuckoo was a lifer for many birders this July, as it has not been recorded in several years, and for those who missed the Great Slaty Woodpecker earlier this year, the one at Ulu Sembawang seems to be sticking around a lot longer. Unfortunately, the Black-thighed Falconet and White-chested Babbler were less obliging.
- The eighth record of Black-thighed Falconet in Singapore, also at Pasir Ris Park
- Another White-chested Babbler, this time at Pasir Ris Park; this species was extirpated from the main island of Singapore in the 2000s
- After five years of no records, the austral migrant Horsfield’s Bronze Cuckoo made two appearances, at Marina Grove and Tuas South
- A long-staying Great Slaty Woodpecker at Ulu Sembawang; could it be the same bird seen at the Botanic Gardens in March?