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    Hi all I am not sure if this has been done but I thought it might be nice if birding gurus can share some information of what kind of birds can be located at which public parks and it would be nice if you know the time of day these birds appear most frequently so that newbies like me can have a higher rate of spotting the birds.
    I have read through the guidelines for posting bird pictures so we shall keep to the non-endangered species. If you have a sample pic of the bird at a particular location it would be nice too.

    [Moderator do let me know if this is not allowed] thanks.

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    *taken from nparks.gov*

    Maybe we can start off with Bukit Batok Nature Park. I have seen quite a few photos people shared but I was wondering if specific birds roam around a particular region of the park? If so maybe gurus can help share information on which area we might see specific birds, animals are welcome too LOL.

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    Have you looked in the World of Nature category?

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=16
    Alpha

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    yup but the info is in bits and pieces so it's not that easy to dig out information esp when the title never mention the location, unless I have to read all the posts one by one to see if the location is mentioned. So I thought maybe it might be helpful for some of us if we have consolidated information.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gundamseed84 View Post
    yup but the info is in bits and pieces so it's not that easy to dig out information esp when the title never mention the location, unless I have to read all the posts one by one to see if the location is mentioned. So I thought maybe it might be helpful for some of us if we have consolidated information.
    Then this should be over there, not here.
    Alpha

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    Haha sorry for wrong location: I thought the posts under that section seem to be for pictures only not discussion. Moderator help?

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    Let me start off with what I saw:




    Saw this red bird around the region marked with a red cross on the map.



    This bird at around the region marked with a pink cross.
    Last edited by gundamseed84; 27th July 2010 at 09:27 PM.

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    Other animals at BBNP:

    Tree snake


    Tortoises at the mini quarry area


    Lizard (monitor?) Seen along the grey route between C & F
    It was digging for food at the artificial soil put around some trees.
    Last edited by gundamseed84; 31st July 2010 at 07:56 PM.

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    Anyway what time would be best to see birds? Early morning? Mid afternoon or evening based on your experiences? I went to Bukit Batok NP in evening and didn't see any special birds

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    Chinese Garden


    Jap Garden


    Jurong lake

    *Taken from streetdirectory.com/asia*
    Last edited by gundamseed84; 27th July 2010 at 11:23 PM.

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    Very common in Chinese Garden


    Near Twin Pagoda Tower area


    Near Turtle Museum



    Stretch of water between Chinese Garden and Jurong Lake (a bridge and a canoe centre there)

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    Very common.




    Small pond near the bonsai area (there's a path across the pond made up of huge rocks there)
    Last edited by gundamseed84; 8th August 2010 at 07:32 PM.

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    Default Re: A thread to consolidate birding information in Singapore

    Quote Originally Posted by gundamseed84 View Post
    yup but the info is in bits and pieces so it's not that easy to dig out information esp when the title never mention the location, unless I have to read all the posts one by one to see if the location is mentioned. So I thought maybe it might be helpful for some of us if we have consolidated information.
    ha ha soon enough...... THIS thread when it gets long enough.....it will suffer the same fate of having scattered information

    I'll bring it up to Admin to see about starting a discussion section dedicated to Nature photography ?

    In the meantime can do us a favor by using Thread Tools right on top of this thread .... use the drop-down menu and choose 'Move Thread' and re-locate it to World of Nature ?

    Thank you

    ed

    p/s nice pics........ try posting larger sized images of around 800-900 pixels on the long side ?
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

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    hi TS i believe the reason why birders do not share the birding spots openly is because to prevent overcrowding of photographers going to shoot the birds. animals in the wild are very sensitive and easily disturbed esp animals rearing their young. in order to protect them as much as possible, we try not to share it openly.

    those season birders did lots of research and studies on the birds to know where and when the birds will be around. you need to love birds or animals and know their habits and behavior, like where are the favourite route or perches the birds or animals will go etc, and not just going down to a nature area and expect to get good returns, and in a tropical dense settings like singapore, its kinda hard to find them. sometimes its down to luck cos there are always surprises in nature photography, but knowing the animals well will give you an upper hand in finding them.

    for a start you can check wikipedia, there is a list of birds in singapore and where to find them. cheers
    Last edited by dennisthetiger; 29th July 2010 at 07:04 PM.
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