BFF Big Birdwatch: Egg-citing Encounters from Home!

Think that Rock Doves, Javan Mynas and House Crows are the only birds that can be seen from home? Think again! 

Here are some interesting avian neighbours that people have encountered from their own gardens, corridors and even windows!

A pair of Olive-backed Sunbirds nesting along an HDB flat corridor turned into a real life Science lesson for this Sengkang family: 

Source: https://sengkangbabies.com/tag/birds-incubating-in-hdb/ 

Seeing Oriental Pied Hornbills is always a highlight. These charismatic birds have no trouble catching our attention with their large size and loud cackling calls. They have explored several housing areas, having been spotted at an HDB estate, an apartment in Sembawang, and in a home garden at Braddell Heights.:

Source:

HDB – https://besgroup.org/2018/11/15/oriental-pied-hornbills-visit-hdb-heartland/ 

Sembawang – https://besgroup.org/2008/10/30/oriental-pied-hornbill-came-for-a-visit/ 

Braddell Heights – https://besgroup.org/2018/09/28/oriental-pied-hornbills-in-home-garden/ 

Most recently, a majestic Crested Goshawk stopped by Toa Payoh, to perch at a a family’s home window frame.:

Source: https://stomp.straitstimes.com/singapore-seen/toa-payoh-family-gets-surprise-visit-from-crested-goshawk-that-stares-right-into-your 

So yes, even in an urban city state like Singapore, you do get some pretty fascinating finds. Grab your binoculars and try to spot our feathered friends during BFF Big Birdwatch this weekend (25 – 26 Apr)! 

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