BESGroup Founder (Coordinator) and Administrator:
YC Wee

KC Tsang & Jacqueline Lau, Yuchen Ang

Photographs in header images:
Dr Cheah Weng Kwong

Reports, articles and photos:

Contributors are acknowledged in each individual post. We are extremely fortunate to have had over 230 individuals – ornithologists, twitchers, casual birders, the ‘lay persons’ – from the Southeast Asian region and elsewhere in the world, share with us their sightings, observations, photos, and comments. And our pool of contributors just keeps growing!

Among them, in no particular order, are:

YC Wee, KC Tsang, Subaraj Rajathurai, Wang Luan Keng, Daisy O’Neill, Connie SY Khoo, Lim Phaik Imm, James Heng, David Tan, Dr Ho Hua Chew, Yong Ding Li, Daniel Koh, Chan Yoke Meng, Gloria Seow, Tan Teo Seng, Tan Gim Cheong, Jacqueline Lau, Meng and Melinda Chan, “Gillie”, Angie Ng, Jeremy Lee, Johnny Wee, Dr Jonathan Cheah Weng Kwong, Cheong Weng Chun, Dr Chua Ee Kiam, Meibao, James Gan, Susan Wong, Lin Yangchen, Prof Pilai Poonswad, Albert Low, Irfan Choo, Morten Strange, Ong Kiem Sian, Jimmy Tan, Sunaring Kurniandaru, Peter Ericsson, Eben and Uromi Goodale, Amila Salgado, Ali Ibrahim, Allan Teo, Dr Chin See Chung, John Arifin, Hornbill Research Foundation (Thailand), Pamela Lim, Lee Tiah Khee, Mark Chua, Kevin Lam, Victor Lee, Dr Gloria Chay, Calvin Chang (“De’Switch”), Haniman Boniran, Dr Ivan Polunin, Charlene Yeong, Douglas M Richardson, Kelvin P K Lim, Ong Tun Pin, Mandy Andrea, Chiu Sein Chiong, Ooi Beng Yean, Phang Chee Mun, Dr Vilma D’Rozario, Yap Kim Fatt, Erik Mobrand, Prof R B Payne, Sutari Supari, David Bakewell, David Li, Mark Chan, Yian, Wilson Yang, Tang Hung Bun, Sharon Chan, Leow Kon Fah, Lim Kim Chye, Laurence Poh, Lim Swee Yian, Dr Chan Kai Soon, Dr Chan Ah Lak, Pamela Phang, Dr Robert DeCandido, Veery, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (Singapore), Richard Hale, Lam Chun See, Forest Ang, Eddie Lee, Ng Bee Choo, Keith Hiller, Teresa Teo Guttensohn, Philip Tang, Banard Lau, Tou Jing Yi, Prof Tan Teck Koon, Siyang, Paul Pearson, Andy Rhodes, Pete Morris, Prof Cheong Loong Fah, Goh Si Guim, Foo Sai Khoon, Amy Tsang, Ann Stewart, Marc Cremades, Prof Ng Soon Chfye, Sheng Lau, Dr Chan Sow-yan, Ping Lau, Gerard Goh, Sunjoy Monga, Heng Fook Hai, Joseph Lai, Dr Fazalur Rahman Mallick, Richard Nai, Priscilla Pey, Wee Hiang Her, Fang Sher Chyet, Joseph M Forshaw, Susan Cheong Suit Kuen, Cheang Kum Seng, Dr Chan Kai Soon, Lena Chow, Alex Koh, John Lynn, “Badaunt”, Ashley Ng, Yen Lau, Dr Wu Eu Heng, Tan Choo Eng, Emily Kang, Leck, Jia Sheng, Danny Lau, Lim Jun Ying, Teo Lee Wei, Khew Sin Khoon, Fuhai Heng, Dr Khoo Hong Woo, Beng Teong, Nick Baker, Cede Prudente, Choo Tse Chien, TS Wong, Winston Tai, Liu Jianzhong, Dr Leong Tzi Ming, Francis Yap, Chantelle Simoes, Dato’ Dr Amar-Singh HSS, Kwong Wai Chong, Slim Sreedharan, Sun Chong Hong, Chris Lee, Samson Tan, Steven Chong, Georgina Tanya Sandhu-Chin, Ragoo Rao, Janice Kuek, Krys Kazmierczak, Mike Tan, John Vickerman, Myron Tay, Dr David R Wells, Adrian Lim, Ping-Kong Lee, TS Tan, Chan Wei Luen, Joseph Koh, Mike Koh, Thong Chow Ngian, Dr Jeff Lim, Roger Moo, Ender, Datin Dr Swee-Im Lim, Mark G, Lim Seik Ni, Tan Hwee Miem, Jean Ho, G Sreedharan, Kok Tiong, Jerome Wong, Judy Quah, Kennie Pan, Marcus Ng, Boon Leong, GCSpyder, Howard Banwell, Joyce Tan, Raj Kamal Phukan, Dr Sudhanshu Kothe, Kandar Kumar, Richard Lim, Randy Cheng, Wilson Chong, Raju Kasambe, Dr Roger Kendrick, Lim Poh Bee, Dr Eric Tan, Ganesh Mani Pradhan, Lim Chia Ying, Henry Koh, Harprit Singh, Low Choon How, Ingo Waschkies, Cheong Wen Chun, Kenneth Lumb, Willi Kwek, Arthur Voo, William Ip, Desmond Wong, Avril McLeod, Ding Carpio, Amit Thakurt, Sumit K Sen, Saurabh Sawant, Tan Tze Siong, SK Foo, Amy Sobrielo, Yi Yang, Joe Yao, Ben Lee, Steven Neo, Choo Teik Ju, Terry Kaan, Walad Jamaludin, Kiah Ng, Jeffrey Toh, Joseph Chai, Jason Cho, Wee Hiang Her, Suchitra V Srinivasan, Jay Tan, Debby Ng, Daniel M Villavieja, Margie Hall, Keith Fillier, Summerian Turks, Renton Charman, Lim Jit Yin, Dr Mithilesh Mishra, Terence Ang, Seow Boon Eu, Hourman, Micky Lim, Rekha Mathews, Dr Chaiyan Kasorndorkbua, Dr Bryan D Watts, Barry Truitt, Mendis Tan, Pauline Lee, Yang Weixing, Eric Pooi, Cedric Ng Shuwei, Rane Wong, Jackson Low, Choy Wai Mun, Yong-Wah Sim, Dr Geoffrey Davison, Leslie Joseph, Sneha Vijayakumar, Priya Davidar, Sudhir Shivaram, Sachin Rai, Huang Chee Thong, Dr Redzlan Abdul Rahman

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7 Responses

  1. On 28/6/08 morning while I was taking pictures around the vacant land somewhere along the Kadaloor LRT Station in Punggol, I came across a dugout on the sandy ground. As I approached I saw two juvenile birds near the entrance of the hole. The moment they noticed my presence, they started backtracking into it. The hole wasn’t that deep because they could still be seen when they finally stopped, and the two crammed together. The dugout was too big to be dug by the adult. I believed it’s more like the work of feral dogs I saw around. The juveniles didn’t look like some water birds, so I find it strange that they nested on sandy ground. It will be great if BESG can ID the juveniles.

  2. Hi,
    can anyone advise how do I post a story with pictures onto the website of the BES? my email is, thanks.

  3. Rosey Dimond

    I hear bird song around Singapore all the time, but without being able to see them, I can’t find a way of identifying which birds are making which calls. Do you keep recordings of bird calls to help with identification?

    Many thanks!

  4. […] Y C Wee from Bird Ecology Study Group (BESG) in Singapore, contributes an important piece about bird and other wildlife trade in a market in Bali, Indonesia. Authored by Haniman Boniran, the report is complete with pictures, a species list, and references.  Don’t miss the thoughtful discussion of this troubling topic. […]

  5. Greetings, I was just hoping to find out the most appropriate food to feed a baby bird that I discovered earlier . I’m not sure what species it is, and it is ok in addition to the it was on the floor.Cheers.

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  7. Today, I went to the beachfront with my children. I found a
    sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed.

    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never
    wants to go back! LoL I know this is completely off
    topic but I had to tell someone!

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