Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Nature parks are usually not the first thing that comes to mind when people think of Singapore. But Singapore actually has several excellent parks including the Sungei Buloh Nature Park.

Lots of birds at the Sungei Buhlu Wetlands Reserve

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve is located on the North of Singapore bordered by the Johor Strait, with a view to Johor Bahru, Malaysia. The reserve, covers an area of 130 hectares, was designated as a nature park in 1989 and gazetted (with an expanded size of 40 hectares greater than the original area) in 2002 and listed as an ASEAN Heritage Park in 2003 (Singapore’s first such park).

Milky Stork at the Sungei Buhlu Wetlands Reserve, Singapore

Milky Stork – they are classified as endangered and are also found in Malaysia, Cambodia and Indonesia.

I actually see these fly over Johor Bahru fairly often in the morning or evening. They mirror the commuters going and returning from work each day.

Malayan water monitor lizard

Malayan water monitor lizard

Two birds and lots of snails

Crabs and mudskippers dominate the littoral zone, the area between the low and high tide zones. Mud lobsters and their volcano-like mounds can be observed above the high-tide level. One may find the Malayan water monitor in the area.

Two Birds, Sungei Buhlu Nature Park, Singapore

Mangrove swamp and walkway

Fish are in abundance: the mullet, archer fish and halfbeak are some species of fish in the area.

Crocodile in the water

Amongst the many birds that can be spotted feeding on the diverse fauna variety of worms and molluscs, are Whimbrel, Common Greenshank, Common Redshank, Mongolian Plover, Curlew Sandpiper, Marsh Sandpiper and Pacific Golden Plover, Yellow Bittern and Cinnamon Bittern. Lucky visitors to the reserve may be able to spot the resident family of Smooth Otters, as well as the rare Lesser Whistling-duck,and the rare Milky Stork.

View from tower at the Sungei Buhlu Nature Park, Singapore

The reserve forms part of the Kranji-Mandai Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because it supports Chinese Egrets, Greater Spotted Eagles and Greater Crested Terns. Atlas Moth, the largest species of moth in Southeast Asia can be found in the back mangrove.

Brids and snails at the Sungei Buhlu Wetlands Reserve

Contact: web site
address: 301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Singapore 718925
phone: +65-67941401

View of Johor Bahru from the Sungei Buhlu Wetlands Reserve, Singapore

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