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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.


New Initiative Launched

…to Halt Global Extinctions

28th April 2016

Calling Young British Birders

Spurn Bird Observatory Trust Competition

27th April 2016

Gwent Levels Under Threat

M4 motorway diversion to destroy the natural beauty of the Gwent Levels

21st April 2016

Preserving the Batumi Bottleneck

…over a million raptors recorded annually

19th April 2016


Wild Kingdom

Bringing Back Britain’s Wildlife

29th April 2016


A Sky Full of Birds

In Search of Murders, Murmurations and Britain's Great Bird Gatherings

20th April 2016


Birds of New Guinea

Distribution, Taxonomy, and Systematics

20th April 2016


Field Guide to the Birds of Britain and Ireland

…deserves some shelf space

9th February 2016

announcements & articles

Nature Matters 2016

In Touch with the Wild

11th April 2016

Archived GOB

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

28th January 2016


Search the archives for past dates

21st January 2016