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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.


Help Migratory Birds Avoid Window Collisions

…birds are on the move most at risk

28th September 2016

Ivory poachers driving rare bird to extinction

Helmeted Hornbill's casque as poached as 'ivory'…

28th September 2016

Spurn Young Birder of the Year

Fifteen year-old George Dunbar declared winner

28th September 2016

Swarovski Completes its Range of Digiscope Adapters

TLS APO 43 mm completes the set

28th September 2016



A Year in a Ditch

… heaps of facts and charm in equal measure

30th September 2016


Animals of Kruger National Park

….a decent field-guide was needed

20th September 2016


Lapwings, Loons & Lousy Jacks

…a great many birders will learn from and love

3rd September 2016

announcements & articles

Birding is good for your health

'mindfulness' and birding

5th September 2016

GOB 82 - Brave Kiwis

5th September 2016

Video Needed

British Birds DVD needs you!

25th August 2016

Archived GOB

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

28th January 2016