Hi, I’m Justin Chia, and I hail from Singapore a city-state country in Asia. Singapore is a tropical country and is great for spotting a surprising variety of birds all year-round, especially in the bird migration months.
I started getting into birding while I was pursuing a Bachelor’s in biological sciences, which helped me better understand the biology and beauty of birds!
I first started birding as a hobby when I was looking out the window at the park beside my apartment. There were SO many birds calling and flying around just outside my house!
I was amazed that how birds were like real-life pokemon where we get the same thrill when we ‘catch’ a rare bird. And the rest is history!
Here’s how dead simple I started: I grabbed my binoculars and took some pictures with my smartphone of a Crested Goshawk outside my college dorm. There’s no shame in being a beginner!
I’ve made many mistakes along the way and got frustrated in many instances along the way. Through this blog, I hope to promote birding and provide all the advice that I can!
About Birding Outdoors
Birding Outdoors is a blog to provide a simple resource for complete beginner birders. Here at Birding Outdoors, I aim to promote that starting birding is as simple as stepping outside your door – that birding is just a door away!
I also have a YouTube channel to better help you learn more about birding! You can check out the video below and many others on the channel!
There’s really no shame in being a beginner, considering how simply I started. So come! Let’s grow in our birding knowledge and skills together!