About Bird Group

The Bird Group (BG) is a Special Interest Group of the Nature Society (Singapore) (NSS). The Group was inaugurated in 1986 when NSS was the Singapore Branch of the Malayan Nature Society. However, it was a transition from the former MNS Singapore Bird Study Group, which was active in the '70s.

In 1991, the Nature Society (Singapore) emerged from MNS with the Bird Group firmly established to oversee the claims of birds being recorded in Singapore and publish the records in the 'Singapore Avifauna'.

The Bird Group Conservation Committee submitted a proposal plan to the Singapore Government in 1987, in which Singapore's first bird sanctuary, Sungei Buloh Nature Park, was officially opened in 1991.

Our Vision:

  • NSS Bird Group - the leading establishment in Singapore ornithology.

Our Mission:

  • To save every natural wildlife and bird habitat in Singapore.
  • Partnership in co-operation with international NGOs in efforts of global and regional bird conservation; as a partner of Birdlife International.
  • Promote birdwatching as a hobby and a healthy lifestyle to every Singaporean.


Year :

Nov 06, 2015
Nature Society (Singapore) hosts the 6th Asian Bird Fair

NSS hosted the 6th Asian Bird Fair over the weekend of 31 Oct - 1 Nov at the Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens. More than 20 regional bird clubs, conservation NGOs, societies and affiliates participated in this exciting event.

Jul 20, 2015
NSS to Host 6th Asian Bird Fair

NSS will be hosting the 6th Asian Bird Fair from 31 Oct to 1 Nov 2015.

Dec 23, 2014
Android “Birds of Singapore App” Launched

The Android version of the Birds of Singapore App was officially launched on 6th Dec '14 at the opening of Sungei Buloh Extension by MOS Mr. Desmond Lee.

Sep 15, 2014
Get Funded: Small Grant Scheme for Bird Conservation Research

NSS Bird Group is offering two grants up to $1,000 to support conservation-based bird research over 2014-2015. Find out more how you can apply here.

Jun 24, 2014
Taiwan Birdathon 2014 - Registration Opening Soon

Held over 30 hrs across 3 counties on 1st & 2nd Nov 2014, the Taiwan Birdathon is an annual international event attracting both amateur & professional birders around the globe. Find out how you can participate now.