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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 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.


Shea Butter

…nourishes more than dry skin

30th June 2016

Lowland Tapir to be Reintroduced

into Brazil's Atlantic Forest

30th June 2016

Cuckoo Class of 2016

Backpack carrying birds helping to help save their own kind

29th June 2016

I'm Hard I am!

Northern bird found to be more resilient to winter weather

29th June 2016




…the way to go?

19th June 2016


MeoStar® B1 42mm HD Series

…the finest quality

17th June 2016

Finding Birds in Eastern Poland

DVD & Booklet By Dave Gosney

15th June 2016

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar

Cider With Rosie meets A Clockwork Orange

8th June 2016

announcements & articles

GOB 79 - Birding 101

19th June 2016

Archived GOB

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

28th January 2016