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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.


British Barn Owls Still Struggling

…to adapt to modern life

23rd February 2017

Southern Cone Fisheries Fatalities

25,000 seabirds die every year

21st February 2017

Another Missing Predator

Sparrowhawks absent from gardens this winter

16th February 2017

Thailand's Vultures

Can they bring them back?

9th February 2017



Birds of Europe, North Africa and the Middle

Best of breed

23rd February 2017


Swarovski EL 8x32 Field Pro Binoculars

I have a severe case of optics envy…

23rd January 2017


Cat Wars

The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer

19th November 2016


Bird Brain

An exploration of avian intelligence

19th November 2016

announcements & articles

GOB 87 Waxwing Winter Wonders

Latest Grumpy Old Birder Article and Podcast

22nd February 2017

Great Backyard Bird Count on February 17-20

Help conservation by counting birds this weekend

13th February 2017