Once in a Lifetime Experience
Singapore's fourth Great Slaty Woodpecker - one of, if not the world's biggest woodpecker - was found by Kwong Marcus Alaric on 12 March 2023. He very quickly shared his sighting, allowing many in the community to enjoy the bird. Read on to find out about his experience discovering this marvellous beast!
A Student’s Big Year
By Kaeden Sim Twitching and dipping, words I have never heard before. Now, during my Big Year (a personal challenge to see as many species of birds as possible in one calendar year), I would never be more familiar with those two words. I remember seeing Jen Wei’s Facebook post summarising his epic 2021 Big […]
Better Birds, Birders and Birding Through Data (Singapore Edition)
Introduction Ask any experienced birder in Singapore about what’s the best and busiest month for birding and you’ll hear either October or November mentioned. After all, migratory birds are coming in fast and furious during this period. One must therefore ask the question, “Are there any studies done to establish whether these two months are […]
My Accidental Sprint Year
Fuelled by the need for an avenue to destress during the pandemic, Max began his bird watching journey in 2021. Read on to find out more on how his casual journey turned into a serious sprint, and some of the memorable stories that he encountered in his accidental sprint year.
Loke Wan Tho – A Company of Birds
Published in 1959, the book “A Company of Birds” is a collection of bird photographs, ornithological notes and a semi-autobiography by Loke Wan Tho. These days, not many people recognise the name. Cathay Organization is perhaps better known in Singapore and Malaysia as a cinema chain, and in the past as a film studio as […]
Ong Kiem Sian – A Passion for Birds
With the explosive growth of bird photography as a hobby in Singapore in recent years, it is hard to imagine a time when the number of local bird photographers can be counted with the fingers of one hand. That was the case in the 1990s, in the days before the Internet, social media and pervasive […]