About Us

Birds of Singapore had its origins as the Singapore Birds Project, which started in January 2016 with the aim to document all the wild birds in Singapore through individual species accounts. It was to be a resource aimed at current birders and photographers of all level: we included information we thought would be useful, including photos of the birds, written description on their appearance, their preferred habitat, behaviour, other key features, as well as links to outside resources. The foundation for the website was a constantly updated and accurate bird checklist kept in a database that gradually expanded to include all the elements necessary to support individual species write-ups.

In 2021, we formed the Singapore Bird Records Committee (RC) to better assess the status of Singapore’s avifauna through a formal foothold. We conceptualised and built an integrated RC voting system from the ground up, and an online user record submission system to go with it. We published an online resource known as Singapore Bird Database in parallel. In it, all known sightings of key species in Singapore are easily searchable, with highly detailed information, links to primary resources, and our RC’s assessment on the individual records.

Starting with a small team, we gradually expanded through the years and completed our species accounts. Today, this website forms a major part of the Bird Society of Singapore’s rapidly-growing collection of projects – we encourage you to check out our Society’s other work at the BirdSoc SG website.

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