What I liked about the Big Birdwatch activity was that I truly got to appreciate the biodiversity of my neighbourhood a lot more. While I did find identifying some of the birds quite challenging, I also quite enjoyed the mystery and the thrill of finally being able to identify what I'd seen (especially when I … Continue reading Big Birdwatch 2020
They say that the early bird gets the worm, and I definitely felt as though I landed on a treasure trove on the morning of April 26th. As someone who lives in a relatively bustling neighborhood, I was quite startled to see how vibrant (both literally and figuratively) avian activity was during the entire 30-minute … Continue reading BFF Big Birdwatch (Warning: Chaotic)
Who says you can't go birdwatching without leaving your house? On the Sunday morning of April 26th, I woke up a bit earlier than usual to take part in the BFF Big Birdwatch. I had invited my mum to join me, knowing she had a casual interest in bird watching and was a natural early-riser. … Continue reading BFF Big Birdwatch – from home!
While we enjoy the greenery around our neighbourhood, the birds enjoy singing on the trees. Birdwatch from home was a rather tough challenge as I do not have any binoculars with me at home. So, even though I could hear many distinct bird calls, I could not locate the sound and spot the birds. Some … Continue reading Birdwatch from home
It was fun reading up on common birds in Singapore and learning about them and their bird calls. While hearing bird calls in Singapore is not unusual, paying attention to which bird species each call belongs to was certainly a new experience! It was definitely challenging to identify the bird’s species when I was unable … Continue reading BFF Big Birdwatch
I enjoyed reading the preparational resources that have been put up by the BFF team prior to the birdwatch. As someone new to birdwatching I liked how it comprehensively covers multiple ways of identifying a bird, inclusive of knowing its distinct calls! Although it takes awhile to be familiar with the materials, it is rewarding … Continue reading BFF Big Birdwatch!
As someone who is kind of interested in birds, observing birds from my house window is not something that is totally unfamiliar. However, because of this experience, I also know that the few trees that are outside my house were not going to yield many species, so for this assignment, I decided to go for … Continue reading BFF Big Birdwatch (26th April)
On 25 April I finally looked out of my windows for more than a glance at a time 😂 I was surprised to see the plethora of birds that fly by every day! Not only do they call out to each other, they also pepper the rooftops and trees around my neighbourhood in Siglap. 🥰 … Continue reading BFF Big Birdwatch 25 April
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 … Continue reading BFF Big Birdwatch: Egg-citing Encounters from Home!
Get ready for BFF Big Birdwatch (25 - 26 Apr 2020)! We will be using the SGBioAtlas app, which you can download here here: App Store: https://apps.apple.com/sg/app/sgbioatlas/id975080923 Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=sg.gov.nparks.BiodiversityApp&hl=en_SG Once you've downloaded the app, you should: Register for an accountJoin our Project Learn how to upload your own biodiversity sightings into the Project … Continue reading BFF Big Birdwatch: SGBioAtlas Tutorials