Jerdon’s Baza: Fourth sighting

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“On 1st Jan, New Year Day, I was alone birding at Lim Chu Kang as the usual birding kaki were either overseas or suffering from hang-over from the previous year’s indulgence. “Just before 9.00 am, I caught sight of a … Continued

BESGroup’s Blog: Report for 2006

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The Bird Ecology Study Group was formed in September 2005 to encourage local birders to observe birds rather than to just look at them. This weblog, highlighting various aspects of bird behaviour, was started with the aim of making such … Continued

The 2006 Gotong Royong Bird Race: The results

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Hi Everyone, Just a follow-up note to say that the post-bird race gathering was held last night and everything was made official through the announcement of results by the Arbitrator. The gathering was a low-key affair in comparison to previous … Continued

Greater Flamingoes

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Chan Yoke Meng had the opportunity to observe the small colony of captive Greater Flamingoes (Phoenicopterus rubber), also known as Caribbean Flamingoes, at the Jurong Bird Park between December 2003 and January 2004. He witnessed and recorded on film the … Continued

Hougang’s Hell For Hornbills

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I cannot begin to describe how heavy my heart felt recently when I found two huge Blyth’s Hornbills being crammed into a tiny cage and put on sale at Chua’s Pet Trading in Hougang. If there is any proverbial cupboard … Continued

Forensic Birding 2: Bird scats

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After forensic birding was first introduced to local birders in December 2005, a workshop subsequently conducted by “sometime” field ornithologist Wang Luan Keng (above, right) exposed us to its practical side. In addition to feathers, skeleton parts, eggs, etc., we … Continued

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