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Zebra Finch Taeniopygia guttata ©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…


RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch Record Breaking Year

…but the work isn’t over yet

30th January 2015

Cerulean Warbler Conservation Gets Big Boost

$8 Million in Project Funding

30th January 2015

Beavers Breath Easy

Devon beaver family to remain!

28th January 2015


Garden Finches

28th January 2015


Atlas of Dragonflies in Britain & Ireland

…280 pages of brilliant in-depth information

7th January 2015


Britain's Habitats

A Guide to the Wildlife Habitats of Britain and Ireland

4th December 2014

The Birdwatcher’s Yearbook 2015

Buy! Buy! Buy!

3rd December 2014


A History of Birdwatching in 100 Objects

…its fun as far as it goes

15th November 2014


World Wetlands Day

2 February 2015

30th January 2015