Urban Birding Series: Singapore

National bird

Crimson Sunbird


Mainland Singapore, plus a day-trip to Pulau Ubin.


January 3rd – 13th, 2024

Number of participants

Maximum of 8, plus one guide.




Our Urban Birding Series kicks off in Singapore, a culturally diverse city-country that is well-known for its food and should be more well-known for its wildlife! We will visit the best hotspots in the island country, which includes Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, Central Catchment Nature Reserve, Pasir Ris Park, Pulau Ubin (Chek Jawa wetlands) and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Singapore is an urban, green oasis where 400+ bird species call home. In addition to the birdlife, there is an abundance of other wildlife species to be encountered, such as Long-tailed macaque, Smooth-coated otter, Colugo (an arboreal mammal that glides, also known as the “flying lemur”) and an assortment of reptiles. We will focus on early morning and late afternoon birding and avoid the hottest parts of the day. Due to the small size of the island country we will be able to “chase” any rarities and still keep our travel times low and energy levels high.

What species can be spotted?

Some of the species to be spotted are Oriental pied hornbill, Buffy Fish Owl, White-fronted kingfisher, Orange-bellied flowerpecker, Black-naped oriole, Asian Koel, Yellow-vented bulbul, Tiger shrike, Blue-crowned hanging parrot, Blue-throated bee-eater, Blue-tailed bee-eater, Sunda pygmy woodpecker, Greater coucal, Coppersmith barbet, Javan mynah and Pink-necked green pigeon.

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