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Migratory birds staying in Singapore for longer periods

Some species, from as far away as Siberia, spotted long after usual departure period

Published on May 11, 2014 8:25 AM

Some migrant birds cannot seem to get enough of Singapore this year, as they extend their stopover to record lengths.

And this has meant a boon for local birdwatchers.

Just as Changi Airport is a popular stopover for travellers in the region, Singapore's mudflats, forests and parks are popular layovers for birds on their way to and from their homes, some of which are as far away as Siberia.

The migratory season typically begins in October and ends by the start of this month. This year, however, some are departing late.

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