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Black and White Warbler Mniotilta varia ©Lee Dingain Almost Birding

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 hundreds of 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.


US Threatened Birds Recovering

Thanks To Endangered Species Act Protection

26th July 2016

Pelican Hotline

Monitoring the Gentle Giants at Lake Skadar

25th July 2016

First Chinese Cuckoo Tagging

Flappy McFlapperson is on the move

23rd July 2016

Cuckoo Route Revelation

West is Worst

20th July 2016



Birds of Western Ecuador

A tremendous effort and to be applauded

20th July 2016


Vortex Crossfire 10x42

very good value indeed!

19th July 2016


Gone Wild

Stories from a Lifetime of Wildlife Travel

12th July 2016


Nightingales in November

A Year in the Lives of Twelve British Birds

3rd July 2016

announcements & articles

Spurn Migration Festival

Friday, 9th September to Sunday, 11th September 2016

27th July 2016

World Shorebirds Day

Global Shorebird Counting Program - 2nd to 6th September 2016

19th July 2016

GOB 80 - Organics

13th July 2016

Archived GOB

Many of the Grumpy Old Birder's columns now archived…

28th January 2016