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 and the 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.
NSS Bird Group – the leading establishment in Singapore ornithology.
- 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.