Monthly Roundup: Jun 2022

June was a relatively quiet month, but with records of rarities like Black-thighed Falconet and Pied Stilt, it’s hard to call it a boring one!

Highlights

  • At Pulau Tekong, continued presence of breeding Pied Stilts. Will this be the year this species is finally observed in a publicly accessible site?
  • Eighth confirmed record of Black-thighed Falconet, at Lorong Halus.

All records for Jun 2022 (Show all records)

King Quail Synoicus chinensis (species writeup) Show 1 record

Seletar Farmway

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 20 May 2022

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Violet Cuckoo Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus (species writeup) Show 4 records

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 02 Feb 2022

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

Highest count: 1 individual

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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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Pulau Ubin–Jln Wat Siam

Highest count: 1 individual

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

Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 2 individuals

First recorded 12 Jun 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Cinnamon-headed Green Pigeon at Pulau Ubin on 12 Jun 2022. Photo credit: Lee Chien Nien

Jambu Fruit Dove Ptilinopus jambu (species writeup) Show 2 records

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 08 Apr 2022

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Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Highest count: 5 individuals

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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 14 Mar 2022

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

Marina East

Highest count: 2 individuals

First recorded 05 Jun 2022

RC decision: Accepted

Pied Stilt Himantopus leucocephalus (species writeup) Show 1 record

P. Tekong reclamation land

Highest count: 4 individuals

First recorded 14 Jun 2022

RC decision: Accepted

Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana (species writeup) Show 4 records

Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 16 individuals

Earlier record on 03 Apr 2022

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

Highest count: 4 individuals

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Pulau Hantu

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Berlayer Creek Boardwalk

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 4 individuals

Earlier record on 11 Dec 2021

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Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster (species writeup) Show 1 record

Hindhede Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Black Bittern Ixobrychus flavicollis (species writeup) Show 1 record

Satay by the Bay

Highest count: 1 individual

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Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela (species writeup) Show 1 record

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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

Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 22 Jan 2022

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Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 03 Feb 2022

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 07 May 2022

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Windsor Nature Park including Venus Drive and Venus Loop

Highest count: 3 individuals

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Hindhede Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Clementi Woods Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Black-thighed Falconet Microhierax fringillarius (species writeup) Show 1 record

Lorong Halus Wetlands

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 18 Jun 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Black-thighed Falconet at Lorong Halus Wetlands on 18 Jun 2022. Photo credit: Lee Chien Nien

Blue-rumped Parrot Psittinus cyanurus (species writeup) Show 2 records

CCNR–Jelutong Tower

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 26 Dec 2021

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Windsor Nature Park including Venus Drive and Venus Loop

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 17 Jan 2022

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Mangrove Whistler Pachycephala cinerea (species writeup) Show 1 record

Changi Bay Point

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 28 Apr 2022

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Ruby-cheeked Sunbird Chalcoparia singalensis (species writeup) Show 1 record

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 3 individuals

Earlier record on 28 May 2022

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Ruby-cheeked Sunbird at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Photo credit: Adrian Silas Tay

White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata (species writeup) Show 1 record

Telok Blangah Hill Park

Highest count: 6 individuals

Earlier record on 01 Jan 2022

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Monthly Roundup: May 2022

The buzz at Chek Jawa continued into the start of the month, and more sightings of uncommon breeding species made this May one to remember!

Highlights

  • At Chek Jawa, more likely visitors from Peninsular Malaysia, continuing the influx which began earlier this year: Black-and-white Bulbul (second confirmed record), and Black-and-red Broadbill (sixth confirmed record)
  • The reappearance of the Black-and-red Broadbill at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, over three years after it was originally ringed
  • Another sighting of the Brown Fish Owl at Hindhede Nature Park is still under review by the Records Committee (past records have been categorized as escapees)
  • Very popular Violet Cuckoos at Dairy Farm Nature Park attracted large crowds this May

All records for May 2022 (Show all records)

King Quail Synoicus chinensis (species writeup) Hide 1 record

Seletar Farmway

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Violet Cuckoo Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus (species writeup) Hide 2 records

CCNR–Jelutong Tower

Highest count: 1 individual

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Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 3 individuals

Earlier record on 15 Nov 2021

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Violet Cuckoo at Dairy Farm Nature Park on 18 May 2022. Photo credit: Vincent Ng

Jambu Fruit Dove Ptilinopus jambu (species writeup) Hide 3 records

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 3 individuals

Earlier record on 08 Apr 2022

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CCNR–Jelutong Tower

Highest count: 1 individual

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Arcadia Balcony Birding

Highest count: 1 individual

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Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus (species writeup) Hide 1 record

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 20 Nov 2021

RC decision: Accepted

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Barred Buttonquail Turnix suscitator (species writeup) Hide 1 record

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

Highest count: 4 individuals

Earlier record on 14 Mar 2022

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

Changi Bay

Highest count: 1 individual

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Aleutian Tern Onychoprion aleuticus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Singapore Straits (including SG/Indo/M’sian waters)

Highest count: 1 individual

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Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Singapore Straits (including SG/Indo/M’sian waters)

Highest count: 15 individuals

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Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana (species writeup) Show 2 records

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 10 individuals

Earlier record on 03 Apr 2022

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Singapore Straits (including SG/Indo/M’sian waters)

Highest count: 15 individuals

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White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Singapore Straits (including SG/Indo/M’sian waters)

Highest count: 80 individuals

Earlier record on 24 Apr 2022

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White-winged Tern at Singapore Straits on 01 May 2022. Photo credit: Francis Yap

Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 10 individuals

Earlier record on 08 Nov 2021

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Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Lorong Halus Entrance

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 09 May 2022

Record under review

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Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes (species writeup) Show 1 record

Chek Jawa

Highest count: 9 individuals

First recorded 04 Nov 2021

RC decision: Accepted

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Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela (species writeup) Show 2 records

Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 1 individual

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Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

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Rufous-bellied Eagle Lophotriorchis kienerii (species writeup) Show 2 records

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 03 Feb 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Lower Pierce Reservoir

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 10 May 2022

RC decision: Accepted

Brown Fish Owl Ketupa zeylonensis (species writeup) Show 1 record

Hindhede nature park

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 26 May 2022

Record under review

Brown Fish Owl at Hindhede Nature Park on 26 May 2022. Photo credit: Jared Tan

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

Bollywood Veggies

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 17 Dec 2021

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Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 22 Jan 2022

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Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 03 Feb 2022

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Jurong Eco-Garden

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 26 Apr 2022

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Upper Seletar Reservoir Park (USRP) inc. Mandai Road Track 7 / Nee Soon Swamp Forest

Highest count: 1 individual

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Blue-rumped Parrot Psittinus cyanurus (species writeup) Show 2 records

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 5 individuals

Earlier record on 01 Nov 2021

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CCNR–Jelutong Tower

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 04 Nov 2021

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Black-and-red Broadbill Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos (species writeup) Show 2 records

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 15 May 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Chek Jawa

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 19 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Hooded Pitta Pitta sordida (species writeup) Show 1 record

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 16 Apr 2022

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Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus hirundinaceus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Chek Jawa Boardwalk

Highest count: 2 individuals

First recorded 04 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Mangrove Whistler Pachycephala cinerea (species writeup) Show 2 records

Changi Bay Point

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 28 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Changi PCN – Bridge

Highest count: 1 individual

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Cinereous Bulbul Hemixos cinereus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 24 Apr 2022

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Black-and-white Bulbul Microtarsus melanoleucos (species writeup) Show 1 record

Chek Jawa

Highest count: 2 individuals

First recorded 02 May 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Black-and-white Bulbul at Chek Jawa on 02 May 2022. Photo credit: Francis Yap

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

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Light-vented Bulbul Pycnonotus sinensis (species writeup) Show 1 record

Changi Bay

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 01 May 2022

RC decision: Accepted/Escapee

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Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica (species writeup) Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 1 individual

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Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica (species writeup) Show 1 record

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 05 Nov 2021

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Lesser Green Leafbird Chloropsis cyanopogon (species writeup) Show 1 record

Chek Jawa Boardwalk

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 15 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker Prionochilus thoracicus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Chek Jawa

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 23 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Ruby-cheeked Sunbird Chalcoparia singalensis (species writeup) Show 1 record

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 2 individuals

First recorded 30 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Ruby-cheeked Sunbird at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on 28 May 2022. Photo credit: Chen Boon Chong

Monthly Roundup: April 2022

While April is usually the month when rarities begin to taper off and most migrants start returning to their breeding grounds for the summer, April this year was anything but quiet!

Highlights

  • At Chek Jawa, a series of likely visitors from Peninsular Malaysia: Large Woodshrike (second confirmed record), Black-winged Flycatcher-shrikeRuby-cheeked Sunbird (eighth confirmed record), Lesser Green Leafbird, and Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker (second confirmed record)
  • Singapore’s sixth Red Knot, also at Chek Jawa
  • A rather lost Red-necked Phalarope rescued from a pond at Tampines Eco Green, the fifth confirmed record – unfortunately it did not survive overnight
  • One continuing Indian Pond Heron as well as one new record at Lorong Halus, taking the total number of records for the season to three

All records for Apr 2022 (Show all records)

Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus jotaka (species writeup) Hide 2 records

Changi Business Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

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Chestnut-winged Cuckoo Clamator coromandus (species writeup) Hide 1 record

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 14 Mar 2022

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Violet Cuckoo Chrysococcyx xanthorhynchus (species writeup) Hide 1 record

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 02 Oct 2021

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Large Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides (species writeup) Hide 1 record

Changi Bay

Highest count: 1 individual

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Malaysian Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx fugax (species writeup) Hide 2 records

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Lim Chu Kang SG-Singapore 1.44558, 103.72981

Highest count: 1 individual

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Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Hodgson’s Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx nisicolor (species writeup) Show 2 records

Pasir Ris Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 30 Mar 2022

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Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Jambu Fruit Dove Ptilinopus jambu (species writeup) Show 4 records

Pulau Ubin

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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Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Petai Trail, MacRitchie

Highest count: 1 individual

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Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 20 Nov 2021

RC decision: Accepted

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Barred Buttonquail Turnix suscitator (species writeup) Show 2 records

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

Highest count: 4 individuals

Earlier record on 14 Mar 2022

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Changi Bay Point

Highest count: 1 individual

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

Sg Buloh Wetlands Reserve

Highest count: 2 individuals

First recorded 16 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 28 Jan 2022

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres (species writeup) Show 1 record

Loyang Rock

Highest count: 11 individuals

Earlier record on 17 Mar 2022

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Red Knot Calidris canutus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 02 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Red Knot at Chek Jawa Wetlands on 02 Apr 2022. Photo credit: Adrian Silas Tay

Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Tampines Ecogreen

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 02 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

Black-naped Tern Sterna sumatrana (species writeup) Show 2 records

Northeastern Singapore (Pulau Ubin, Pasir Ris, Changi)

Highest count: 36 individuals

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Telok Kurau

Highest count: 1 individual

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White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Singapore Straits (including SG/Indo/M’sian waters)

Highest count: X

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Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 3 individuals

Earlier record on 04 Oct 2021

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Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster (species writeup) Show 2 records

Hindhede Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 27 Jan 2022

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Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 1 individual

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Von Schrenck’s Bittern Ixobrychus eurhythmus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Black Bittern Ixobrychus flavicollis (species writeup) Show 2 records

Satay by the Bay

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 19 Dec 2021

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Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 1 individual

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

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii (species writeup) Show 2 records

Lorong Halus

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 22 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Dover Road

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 19 Mar 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Indian Pond Heron at Dover Road on 12 Apr 2022. Photo credit: Sin Yong Chee Keita

Javan Pond Heron Ardeola speciosa (species writeup) Show 3 records

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

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 10 Feb 2022

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Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 11 Feb 2022

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Berlayer Creek Boardwalk

Highest count: 1 individual

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Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes (species writeup) Show 1 record

Chek Jawa

Highest count: 9 individuals

First recorded 04 Nov 2021

RC decision: Accepted

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Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela (species writeup) Show 5 records

Goldhill Ave / Malcolm Road: forest patch

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 20 Mar 2022

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Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 25 Mar 2022

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Hort Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 1 individual

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 30 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Northern Boobook Ninox japonica (species writeup) Show 1 record

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 13 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Barred Eagle-Owl Bubo sumatranus sumatranus (species writeup) Show 1 record

NTU

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 12 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Barred Eagle-Owl at NTU on 12 Apr 2022. Photo credit: Yip Jen Wei

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

Kranji Marsh

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 18 Oct 2021

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Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 03 Feb 2022

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Central Catchment Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 25 Feb 2022

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Tampines Eco Green

Highest count: 1 individual

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Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 1 individual

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Jurong Eco-Garden

Highest count: 1 individual

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Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher Ceyx erithaca (species writeup) Show 1 record

MacRitchie Reservoir Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Blue-rumped Parrot Psittinus cyanurus (species writeup) Show 5 records

Lower Peirce Reservoir Park

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 02 Oct 2021

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CCNR–Jelutong Tower

Highest count: 3 individuals

Earlier record on 04 Oct 2021

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Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 4 individuals

Earlier record on 07 Oct 2021

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Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 08 Oct 2021

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Lower Peirce Reservoir Park

Highest count: 5 individuals

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Black-and-red Broadbill Cymbirhynchus macrorhynchos (species writeup) Show 1 record

Chek Jawa

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 19 Apr 2022

Record under review

Hooded Pitta Pitta sordida (species writeup) Show 2 records

Rifle Range Link

Highest count: 1 individual

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Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike Hemipus hirundinaceus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Chek Jawa Boardwalk

Highest count: 2 individuals

First recorded 04 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Black-winged Flycatcher-shrike at Chek Jawa Boardwalk on 16 Apr 2022. Photo credit: Adrian Silas Tay

Large Woodshrike Tephrodornis virgatus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 03 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Large Woodshrike at Pulau Ubin on 03 Apr 2022. Photo credit: Adrian Silas Tay

Mangrove Whistler Pachycephala cinerea (species writeup) Show 1 record

Changi Bay Point

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 28 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Crow-billed Drongo Dicrurus annectens (species writeup) Show 4 records

Sentosa Island: Nature Park area

Highest count: 1 individual

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Tuas South (Tuas South Avenue 16 and surrounds)

Highest count: 1 individual

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Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 1 individual

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Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Blyth’s Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone affinis (species writeup) Show 3 records

Berlayer Creek Boardwalk

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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Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

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Japanese Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone atrocaudata (species writeup) Show 2 records

Berlayer Creek Boardwalk

Highest count: 1 individual

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Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

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Cinereous Bulbul Hemixos cinereus (species writeup) Show 2 records

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 27 Mar 2022

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Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 2 individuals

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

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

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Siberian Thrush Geokichla sibirica (species writeup) Show 1 record

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Dark-sided Flycatcher Muscicapa sibirica (species writeup) Show 2 records

Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 1 individual

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

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Green-backed Flycatcher Ficedula elisae (species writeup) Show 3 records

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 27 Jan 2022

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Rifle Range Link

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 20 Mar 2022

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MacRitchie Reservoir Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Mugimaki Flycatcher Ficedula mugimaki (species writeup) Show 4 records

Pasir Ris Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Singapore Botanic Gardens–Learning Forest and Swan Lake

Highest count: 1 individual

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Lesser Green Leafbird Chloropsis cyanopogon (species writeup) Show 1 record

Chek Jawa Boardwalk

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 15 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Lesser Green Leafbird at Chek Jawa Boardwalk on 3 May 2022. Photo credit: Adrian Silas Tay

Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker Prionochilus thoracicus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Chek Jawa

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 23 Apr 2022

Record under review

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Scarlet-breasted Flowerpecker at Chek Jawa Boardwalk on 28 Apr 2022. Photo credit: Raymond Siew

Ruby-cheeked Sunbird Chalcoparia singalensis (species writeup) Show 2 records

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 2 individuals

First recorded 30 Apr 2022

Record under review

Chek Jawa, Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 04 Apr 2022

RC decision: Accepted

SBP (subrecords)
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Ruby-cheeked Sunbird at Chek Jawa Boardwalk on 23 Apr 2022. Photo credit: Adrian Silas Tay

White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata (species writeup) Show 1 record

Telok Blangah Hill Park

Highest count: 4 individuals

Earlier record on 23 Oct 2021

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Forest Wagtail Dendronanthus indicus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Rifle Range Link

Highest count: 1 individual

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Our first Monthly Roundup – March 2022

We’ve been getting a lot of great birds lately, all thanks to the enthusiastic contributions of birders in Singapore! More and more members of the community are also using eBird to record their sightings, which has made it easier to keep track of these sightings in a single consolidated source. So we believe now is as good a time as ever for the Singapore Birds Project to start publishing monthly bird roundups, summarizing records of rare and scarce species locally over the past month. This roundup is the first of the series, and it contains sightings posted on eBird as well as rarity records submitted to the Singapore Bird Database.

Highlights

  • First mainland record of Mangrove Blue Flycatcher in over six years, at Pasir Ris Park
  • Fifth national record of Dusky Warbler, at Changi Business Park
  • Two records of Indian Pond Heron; this species now appears to be an annual migrant with multiple records over the last few years
  • A photogenic Oriental Scops Owl at Thomson Nature Park at the start of the month

All records for Mar 2022 (Show all records)

Grey Nightjar Caprimulgus jotaka (species writeup) Hide 2 records

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 04 Feb 2022

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Changi Business Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Chestnut-winged Cuckoo Clamator coromandus (species writeup) Hide 1 record

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird
Large Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx sparverioides (species writeup) Hide 3 records

Lorong Halus Wetland (Reeds Area)

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

Changi Business Park canal

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

Pasir Ris Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Malaysian Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx fugax (species writeup) Hide 2 records

Rifle Range Link

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

Pasir Ris Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Hodgson’s Hawk-Cuckoo Hierococcyx nisicolor (species writeup) Hide 3 records

Tampines Eco Green

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

Telok Blangah Hill Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Changi Business Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Jambu Fruit Dove Ptilinopus jambu (species writeup) Show 2 records

Sentosa Island

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird
Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 20 Nov 2021

RC decision: Accepted

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Baillon’s Crake Zapornia pusilla (species writeup) Show 1 record

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

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 15 Dec 2021

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Watercock Gallicrex cinerea (species writeup) Show 2 records

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

Highest count: 1 individual

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Lim Chu Kang Lane 3

Highest count: 1 individual

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Barred Buttonquail Turnix suscitator (species writeup) Show 1 record

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

Highest count: 3 individuals

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White-faced Plover Charadrius dealbatus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Marina East Breakwaters

Highest count: 4 individuals

First recorded 09 Oct 2021

RC decision: Accepted

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

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 3 individuals

Earlier record on 03 Nov 2021

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Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres (species writeup) Show 1 record

Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 8 individuals

Earlier record on 30 Jan 2022

eBird
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus (species writeup) Show 2 records

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 26 Feb 2022

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Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 1 individual

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Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis (species writeup) Show 2 records

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 1 individual

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 3 individuals

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Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum (species writeup) Show 2 records

Marina Coastal Expressway, Singapore, SG (1.285, 103.878)

Highest count: 1 individual

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Neo Tiew Harvest Lane

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Asian Openbill Anastomus oscitans (species writeup) Show 1 record

Neo Tiew Road

Highest count: 2 individuals

First recorded 12 Feb 2022

RC decision: Accepted

SBP (subrecords)
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Lesser Adjutant Leptoptilos javanicus (species writeup) Show 2 records

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 15 individuals

Earlier record on 04 Sep 2021

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Lim Chu Kang Lane 3

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 25 Sep 2021

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Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster (species writeup) Show 1 record

Hindhede Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 27 Jan 2022

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Von Schrenck’s Bittern Ixobrychus eurhythmus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird
Black Bittern Ixobrychus flavicollis (species writeup) Show 2 records

Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 11 Feb 2022

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Satay by the Bay

Highest count: 1 individual

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

Changi Business Park

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird
Indian Pond Heron Ardeola grayii (species writeup) Show 2 records

Dover Road

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 19 Mar 2022

Record under review

eBird

Peng Siang river

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 29 Mar 2022

Record under review

Indian Pond Heron at Peng Siang river on 29 Mar 2022. Photo credit: Alex Kang

Javan Pond Heron Ardeola speciosa (species writeup) Show 3 records

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

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 10 Feb 2022

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Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 11 Feb 2022

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Admiralty Park

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird
Chinese Egret Egretta eulophotes (species writeup) Show 2 records

Pulau Ubin: Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 4 individuals

Earlier record on 04 Nov 2021

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Chek Jawa Wetlands

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Jerdon’s Baza Aviceda jerdoni (species writeup) Show 4 records

pasir ris farmway 1

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

Coney Island (Serangoon Island)

Highest count: 2 individuals

eBird

Sentosa Island

Highest count: 2 individuals

eBird

Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 2 individuals

eBird
Crested Serpent Eagle Spilornis cheela (species writeup) Show 9 records

Pulau Ubin

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 02 Feb 2022

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Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 11 Feb 2022

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Kent Ridge Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Pasir Ris Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Telok Blangah Hill Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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Fragrant Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

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Changi Business Park canal

Highest count: 1 individual

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Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

Choa Chu Kang Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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

Singapore Quarry at Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 28 Jan 2022

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Grey-faced Buzzard Butastur indicus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Telok Blangah Hill Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 24 Dec 2021

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Northern Boobook Ninox japonica (species writeup) Show 1 record

Satay By The Bay

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 28 Mar 2022

RC decision: Accepted

Oriental Scops Owl Otus sunia (species writeup) Show 1 record

Thomson Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 04 Mar 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Oriental Scops Owl at Thomson Nature Park on 5 Mar 2022. Photo credit: Adrian Silas Tay

Barred Eagle-Owl Bubo sumatranus (species writeup) Show 1 record

CCNR–Jelutong Tower

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 09 Oct 2021

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Blue-eared Kingfisher Alcedo meninting (species writeup) Show 2 records

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 02 Oct 2021

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Kranji Marsh

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 18 Oct 2021

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Blue-rumped Parrot Psittinus cyanurus (species writeup) Show 5 records

CCNR–Jelutong Tower

Highest count: 4 individuals

Earlier record on 11 Sep 2021

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Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 26 Sep 2021

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Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 5 individuals

Earlier record on 07 Oct 2021

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Thomson Nature Park

Highest count: 4 individuals

Earlier record on 05 Feb 2022

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Dover Forest-Ulu Pandan

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Hooded Pitta Pitta sordida (species writeup) Show 3 records

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 25 Feb 2022

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CCNR–Jelutong Tower

Highest count: 1 individual

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Goldhill Ave / Malcolm Road: forest patch

Highest count: X

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Mangrove Whistler Pachycephala cinerea (species writeup) Show 1 record

Berlayar Creek Boardwalk

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 09 Oct 2021

RC decision: Accepted

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Crow-billed Drongo Dicrurus annectens (species writeup) Show 7 records

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 09 Jan 2022

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354 Tanglin Road, Singapore, SG (1.295, 103.814)

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 20 Feb 2022

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Rifle Range Link

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 27 Feb 2022

eBird

Bukit Timah Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

Thomson Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

MacRitchie Reservoir Park

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

Changi Business Park

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird
Ashy Drongo Dicrurus leucophaeus nigrescens (species writeup) Show 1 record

NTU

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 22 Oct 2021

RC decision: Accepted

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Blyth’s Paradise Flycatcher Terpsiphone affinis (species writeup) Show 3 records

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 26 Feb 2022

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Thomson Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

Satay by the Bay

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird
Cinereous Bulbul Hemixos cinereus (species writeup) Show 1 record

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 2 individuals

eBird
Black-headed Bulbul Brachypodius melanocephalos (species writeup) Show 2 records

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

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CCNR–Jelutong Tower

Highest count: 1 individual

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Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus (species writeup) Show 7 records

Satay by the Bay

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 27 Dec 2021

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Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 28 Jan 2022

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Bukit Timah

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 05 Feb 2022

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Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

Nanyang Technological University including National Institute of Education

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

Tampines Eco Green

Highest count: 2 individuals

eBird

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

Highest count: 2 individuals

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Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus (species writeup) Show 2 records

MED

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 27 Dec 2021

RC decision: Accepted

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Changi Business Park canal

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 10 Mar 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Dusky Warbler at Changi Business Park canal on 10 Mar 2022. Photo credit: T.Ramesh

Sakhalin Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus borealoides (species writeup) Show 1 record

Singapore Botanic Gardens, Learning Forest

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 06 Mar 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata (species writeup) Show 1 record

Kent Ridge Park

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird
White-shouldered Starling Sturnia sinensis (species writeup) Show 2 records

Seletar Aerospace Crescent

Highest count: 3 individuals

Earlier record on 20 Feb 2022

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Tampines Eco Green

Highest count: 3 individuals

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Orange-headed Thrush Geokichla citrina (species writeup) Show 1 record

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 16 Feb 2022

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

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 1 individual

Earlier record on 21 Sep 2021

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Labrador Nature Reserve

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

Singapore Botanic Gardens

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird

Changi Business Park canal

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird
Mangrove Blue Flycatcher Cyornis rufigastra (species writeup) Show 1 record

Pasir Ris Park

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 13 Mar 2022

RC decision: Accepted

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Mangrove Blue Flycatcher at Pasir Ris Park on 13 Mar 2022. Photo credit: Herman Phua

Blue-and-white Flycatcher Cyanoptila cyanomelana (species writeup) Show 1 record

NUS

Highest count: 1 individual

First recorded 15 Mar 2022

Record under review

Zappey’s Flycatcher Cyanoptila cumatilis (species writeup) Show 1 record

Eco Green Main Pond

Highest count: 1 individual

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Green-backed Flycatcher Ficedula elisae (species writeup) Show 2 records

Dairy Farm Nature Park

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 27 Jan 2022

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CCNR–Jelutong Tower

Highest count: 1 individual

eBird
White-rumped Munia Lonchura striata (species writeup) Show 1 record

Telok Blangah Hill Park

Highest count: 2 individuals

Earlier record on 23 Oct 2021

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