About

Hello there!

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!

The park outside my window

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!

YouTube Channel

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!

Final Note

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!

Happy Birding!

Justin