Bird-watching Elective 20th April 2009

Take a walk in MacRitchie Reservoir and meet our feathered friends.

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo in flight

Greater Racket-tailed Drongo in flight

They are crepuscular creatures… what’s that mean?! Come find out!

But seriously, learn about the different avian species that are native to the rainforests of Singapore through binocular vision. Meet the Racket-tailed Drongo, Red Crested Woodpecker, White Bellied Sea-eagle, Stork-billed Kingfisher, White-headed Munia and the Dollar Bird. And if you are lucky we might get to see a bird wave, i.e. a flock of birds of different species working “wing-in-wing” to forage for insects in the forest understorey.

Learn about how these birds have evolved ecological strategies to live in complex ecosystem such as the multi-tiered rainforest.

Date: 20th April 2009

Time: 7am to 9am (protected time)

Meeting place: At the Raffles Biodiversity Pond (Be punctual we will not wait for latecomers).

Sign up here. Only the first 12 students get to meet the early birds.

Registration closes on 15th or when quota is met (whichever is earlier).

Conducted by Dr Adrian Loo and Ms Abigayle Ng

Raffles Science Institute

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