Date : 11 Nov 2018
Time : All categories: 07:30am to 12:30pm

School category: 08:00am to 12:00 pm.
Location : Sungei Buloh Visitor Centre at 60 Kranji Way.

Open to the Public - Registration Needed

The NSS Bird Group will be holding the 34th Singapore Bird Race on 11 November 2018. This year's race is held in partnership with Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserves, Friends of Buloh, BirdLife International, East Asian Australasian Flyway Partnership, and Nature Photographic Society, Singapore. This year’s race celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve.


The race will start and end at the Sungei Buloh Visitor Centre at 60 Kranji Way.


All categories will start at 07:30 am and end at 12:30 pm except for the school category.

The school category will start at 08:00 am and ends at 12:00 pm.


There will be three categories:

1. Birder Category

2. Photographer Category

3. School Category

      a. Primary School

      b. Secondary School

In addition to the three race categories, a ‘Best Picture’ contest will be opened to teams from the ‘Birder’ and ‘Photographer’ category. To participate in this contest, participants must capture bird images during the race with a Sony RX10IV. Sony will loan the camera to participating teams interested in this contest. 

The top 10 best bird images captured with the RX10IVmay be used by Sony to promote the RX10IV. Please read and understand the conditions of this contest under the Rules & Conditions of the 34thSingapore Bird Race.

To loan the camera, please register with Ee Ling at ( 96935870) by 4 Nov 2018.


  1. Birders Category: 3 persons
  2. Photographer Category: 2 persons
  3. School Category: 3 - 4 persons (including 1 teacher)

     a. Primary School: Each team will be accompanied by a teacher. A guide will be provided by NSS. 

     b. Secondary School: Each team will accompanied by a guide provided by NSS



A bus will be chartered to transfer participants to Kranji Marsh and back to the Sungei Buloh Visitor Centre. Timings for the bus transfers will be announced in our website before the race. 




Prizes will be awarded to the top three places for each category. Prizes include cameras, binoculars, books and plaques. An additional special prize will be awarded to the winner of the best picture contest captured with the Sony RX10IV.



10th November


3:00 - 4:00 pm

Training and loan of camera by Sony for participants who signed up for the use of camera during the bird race

11th November


7:00 am

Teams in Birder and Photographer categories to report and collect race package

7:15 am

Briefing for teams in Birder and Photographer categories

7:30 am


7:35 am

Briefing for teams in School Category

8:00 am

Flag-off for teams in School Category

12:00 pm

Race ends for teams in School Category and submission of results

12:30 pm

Race ends for Birder and Photographer Category and submission of results

12:35 pm

Buffet lunch (halal and vegetarian options)

12:45 pm

Talk and demo by Sony

1:30 pm

Announcement of results and prize giving

2:30 pm

End of Race



Please register by sending email to Ee Ling ( 96935870) with the following information:

  1. Race Category
  2. Team Name
  3. Name of team members and please indicate whether they are NSS members or the public
  4. Team Leader
  5. Contact email and mobile number for Leader


NSS members: $20 per head

Non-members: $25 per head

Student (Tertiary Institutions): $10

Student (Primary and Secondary): Free


Fees are payable by bank transfer to NSS account (DBS a/c no. 0339023574). Please indicate your team name and category by email to


Registration has been extended to 12pm, 4 Nov 2018, Sunday or when the number of teams meets the quota.


The rules and regulations can be found here.

This event is organized Nature Society (Singapore) Bird Group and supported by the following partners and sponsors:

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