37th Singapore Bird Race

Date : 11 Dec 2021 - 12 Dec 2021
Time : Various depending on category (see below for details)
Location : Various depending on category (see below for details)

The Singapore Bird Race is organised by the Nature Society (Singapore) (NSS) to promote the appreciation, awareness and conservation of wild birds in Singapore, and local biodiversity more broadly to the Singaporean public. The Bird Race has also served as a source of scientific knowledge on the distribution and conservation status of endangered birds in the country. The data collected has also been used in guiding national conservation assessments. Held annually since 1984, the Singapore Bird Race is among the longest-running citizen science events in Southeast Asia.

Migratory Raptors of Singapore’ is the theme for this year. The current theme builds upon the 2018 theme (focused on migratory shorebirds), and broadens the scope to migratory birds in Southeast Asia, building upon the current interest in migratory raptors in Singapore. Three iconic bird species are associated with the theme for 2021; Black Baza, Oriental Honey Buzzard and Japanese Sparrowhawk.

This event is generously supported by our main sponsor, Mapletree Investments since 2019. We remain extremely grateful for their continuous support!

Build your own teams of 2 participants and select one race category (listed below).

Race Categories:


Sat 11 Dec, 1230pm to Sun 12 Dec, 1230pm (24hrs)


Sun 12 Dec, 730am to 1230pm (5hrs)


Sun 12 Dec, 730am to 1200pm (4.5hrs)


Suitable for those with 2 or less years of experience in birdwatching

Sun 12 Dec, 730am to 1230pm (5hrs)


2 family members per team, one parent and one child (12 years & below)

Sun 12 Dec, 730am to 1230pm (5hrs)


(12 - 18 years)

Sun 12 Dec, 730am to 1230pm (5hrs)


To register for the race, visit:

Note: Please ensure that you register as a team (i.e. the number of tickets should add up to 2). You will be prompted to fill in all your team members' particulars after the selection of a ticket, so please be prepared with the necessary information stated below before proceeding with the registration.

Required information

  • Name
  • Email address
  • Age
  • Mobile phone number
  • Affiliated organisation / school (if applicable)
  • NSS / NPSS membership number (if applicable)
  • Team name
  • Appointed team leader
  • T-shirt size (if you wish to have one)
  • Covid-19 vaccination status

Every participant is required to register.

Please provide the applicable membership details when required:

Nature Society (Singapore) Member: $15/person

Nature Photography Society, Singapore Member: $15/person

Non-members: $20/person

Youth (18 and below): Free - Registration is still required

Start point will be Mapletree Business City for 1 or more selected category (to be confirmed). For other categories, there will not be any specific flag-off location; they are free to start the race from any location. Teams will be informed on their start point via email.

All teams are free to end the race at any location.

Participants are to submit their results via the eBird Mobile App (by Cornell Lab).

A pre-race briefing (webinar) will be held on Tuesday 7 Dec evening. Participants will be informed via email.

An End-of-race Ceremony will be held on Sunday 12 Dec evening. The format, location and timing will be shared with participants at a later date.

Participants will receive the full Rules & Conditions of the Race via email.

Programme updates will be available on our website, Facebook and Instagram pages.

The 37th Singapore Bird Race is held in partnership with BirdLife International Asia, supported by NParks and managed by Playlogue Creations.

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