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Birders Information & Resources

Fatbirder is the premier birders' web resource about birds, birding, birdwatching & birding software. Whether you are looking for facts about hummingbirds, songbirds, shorebirds or raptors in your backyard or are planning a trip or birding tour it's the site for you. There are tens of thousands of links on two thousand pages about birding everywhere in the world; a page for every country & state & every bird family.

Its all here from RSPB reserves or Audubon bird sanctuaries to the best bird watching binoculars or spotting scope. There are pages on books, guides, forums, reserves, accommodation, trip reports, bird clubs, ornithology, twitching, endangered species, conservation, equipment, birding holidays and much more.

This website benefits hugely from the contributions of birders, photographers, ornithologists and birdwatchers from all over the world. Local birders wrote most country and state introductions, and Fatbirder users took most of the photographs featured.

We hope you like the fresh modern look…

iPad & Other Tablet Users
After strong representation from many iPad users we have decided to replace the menuing which we designed for iPad and replace it with that we designed for smart phones. A simple 'menu' button displays and taping that brings up the full menu on the left hand side which can be used in the normal way. We hope this has made it better for all tablet users.


Owl Vigil

British public asked to listen out for owls

28th September 2018

Albatross Task Force

7 amazing things achieved

17th September 2018

Bird Feared Extinct Rediscovered

The Bahama Nuthatch is extant!

23rd August 2018


10 things we didn’t know about seabirds (until now)

21st August 2018



Birds of Japan

…an essential field guide to the region

21st October 2018


Birds of Thailand

There is a great deal I like about this guide, and nothing I don’t!

21st October 2018


RSPB Spotlight: Woodpeckers

Well worth a tenner!

21st October 2018


Those with Webbed Feet

…has an audience in waiting

28th September 2018

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