Common Sandpiper

posted in: birds, Migration-Migrants, Waders | 0

The Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) must be the wader with the widest habitat distribution when on migration. I have seen it from the coast all the way to deep inland and along jungle streams. This solitary bird was on a … Continued


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Part 1 of the Passage to India can be viewed HERE. This is the second part… “The Red-Wattled Lapwing, Vanellus indicus, is an Indian native (below left). There is some discussion as to whether or not this bird is a … Continued

Bird Encounters at the Northeast Neighbourhood

posted in: Miscellaneous | 3

“A bright Sunday morning, I decided to cycle to Pasir Ris Mangrove for the Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis). I Left my house in Punggol about 9:00 am, listening to the calls of Olive-backed Sunbirds (Cinnyris jugularis) around the flowering roadside … Continued

A FAMILY BIG DAY, a personal ‘bird race’

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“The Nature Society (Singapore) Annual Bird Race was coming up once again and, according to the newsletter, this year’s theme was a “Big Day” in line with the “Big Year” being carried out by a few elite members of the … Continued