A good variety of species made this the best season for rare migratory shorebirds in recent years, with Asian Dowitcher, Eurasian Curlew, and Broad-billed Sandpiper all being recorded. September is also the month for Swinhoe’s Storm Petrels in the Singapore Strait, with a lucky group encountering three birds on the last day of the month.
- First twitchable Asian Dowitcher in seven years, at Sungei Buloh
- Three separate records of Eurasian Curlew
- New early date for White-throated Needletail on 29 Sep, beating the previous early date (16 Oct 2021) by over two weeks
- Rosy Starling at Dempsey Hill – unfortunately it was not found again after the original sighting
Note: Some of the highlighted records are still being reviewed by the RC.