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 :

Oct 02, 2019
1st EAAFP Waterbirds Photo Contest Now Open!

Find out how you can participate in the 1st EAAFP Waterbirds Photo Contest here.

Sep 13, 2019
Registration of the 35th Singapore Bird Race Now Open!

The Bird Race is back for its 35th year in Singapore! Join this race to spot and record as many bird species as possible.

Nov 13, 2018
The 34th Singapore Bird Race (2018) – Chairman’s Message

The 34th Singapore Bird Race took place on Sunday, 11 November 2018 at Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Click here to read Chairman's Message.

Nov 13, 2018
34th Singapore Bird Race (2018) – Arbitrator’s Report

Click here for the Arbitrator’s Report for the 34th Singapore Bird Race (2018)

Nov 01, 2018
Bird Group Blog Post: Saving Mandai Mudflats and Mangroves

NSS has been advocating for the conservation of Mandai Mangroves for many years. Find out more about our Bird Group's involvement in the conservation of this important site.