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Crab Plover Dromas ardeola ©Ian Montgomery Birdway

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All your favourite, continuously updated content is still here. However, we hope you agree that the new look site has a fresher look and more modern feel and that it displays better on smart phones and tablets with the versions especially designed for different browser widths. There are more tweaks and improvements coming along over a number of weeks… let us know what you think!

It took a bit longer than expected to tweak the front page but its nearly right and we will soon move on to other areas where improvements are still needed. Tell us if you come across any problems…

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.

No content will be lost, all your favourites will be there, but the new look Fatbirder.com will be more mobile friendly and display better on smart phones, iPads and other tablets. It should also be easier to navigate.

We hope you like the fresh modern look…


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BirdLife volunteers attacked by extremists protesting against hunting ban

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European Medicines Agency Ruling by December

Is Europe closer to saving its vultures and eagles?

29th September 2014

East African Biodiversity Hotspot

…has many more threatened species than previously thought

25th September 2014

Farmland Bird Lifeline

Ireland’s new Rural Development Programme Hopes

25th September 2014



National Geographic Complete Birds of North America

Did Greenland and Mexico leave the continent?

29th September 2014

Suet Pellet Titbits

in a Big Bird Resistant Feeder

26th September 2014

Food & Feeders

Peanut Butter Feeder

…and Flutter Butter

26th September 2014


The World of Birds

By Jonathan Elphick with illustrations by David Tipling

6th September 2014


Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden

6th Annual Bird Festival - October 2nd to 5th

25th September 2014

Camden Migration Festival

Thursday 25th September – Sunday 5th October

5th September 2014