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Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata ©Ian Montgomery Birdway

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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…


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…in Peru's Vilcanota Mountains

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Bay of Panama

…saved from destruction

25th February 2015

Birdguide Shot by Philippine Army

…while Guiding UK, Danish & Australian Birders

25th February 2015

Seabird Protection

BirdLife partners working across the Mediterranean

23rd February 2015


Britain's Butterflies

A Field Guide to the Butterflies of Britain and Ireland

28th February 2015

Cuckoo: Cheating by Nature

…interest, entertainment and knowledge expansion

28th February 2015


Bill Oddie Unplucked

…pure pleasure

23rd February 2015


Field Guide BLOG

Which bird field guide do I need for the country I have decided to visit?

16th February 2015


World Wetlands Day

2 February 2015

30th January 2015