Bird Guide App


Apple iOS Version
The “Birds of Singapore” iPhone App on Apple Store is available for free download under “NSSBirdGuide”. This is the first bird guide app for Singapore and the region

All the 375 species in the 2011 Checklist are featured, many with both sexes, juvenile and flying images. The images can be enlarged to cover the full screen by tapping on the photos. Pinching the enlarged photos will further magnified the images to show different parts of the bird. Apart from the excellent photographs, bird watchers will find the over 100 bird calls very helpful in the field. Quick searches include family views, abundance, habitats and quick text. You also can check for different groups like Raptors, similar species and compare them. An added feature allows for the listing of species for your own day, survey or census lists. Dates, time and GPS automatically appears with each entry. You can even share your sightings of individual species or lists with your friends by email or Facebook.

Many people contributed and helped to create this application. (See Acknowledgement page of the App). This App is made possible with a grant from the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) and sponsorship from Carl Zeiss Pte Ltd.

Download link: Birds of Singapore

Android Version
The Android “Birds of Singapore” App was officially launched on 6th December 2014 during the opening of Sungei Buloh’s extension by MOS Desmond Lee. It contains an updated list of Singapore birds (based on NSS 2013 checklist) that is not in the iOS version. NSS is again grateful to Carl Zeiss Pte Ltd for the continuation of the sponsorship as they did for the earlier iOS App.

Download link: Birds of Singapore
Alternatively, please search for “Birds of Singapore” in the Playstore. It is a free download as well.

3 thoughts on “Bird Guide App

  1. Pingback: Identification resources for the new birders | Singapore Bird Group

    1. Alan OwYong Post author

      Thanks for using the Birds App. Yes we have plans to upgrade the present app as we have added quite a lot of new species for Singapore and adopted the new names and status of some species. Our biggest hurdle is getting funding and sponsorship for the new app. Hopefully we will get them and we will certainly try to cover all the bases.


  2. Temptress of Down

    Been using this app for a couple of years and it’s been v useful, however recently received a notification that it won’t be support by iOS on my iPad shortly. Do you have plans to update it? Thanks



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