Websites with Mega-links
When I started Fatbirder I did so because nothing like it existed. Then a whole plethora of such sites seem to multiply across the internet. Nearly two decades on and most have fallen by the wayside. There used to be many different search engines competing for your attention… now almost everyone uses Google and it has entered the dictionary. Signpost sites like Fatbirder declined so much that most people wanting someone to point the way to trip reports, overseas birding, their state's birding resources etc now take a look at our site. Why? Because it is constantly updated, corrected and modified to suit birders everywhere.
The links below are resource pages… websites with lots of links to other birding websites or to information sources for ornithologists or about individual species of birds. They are a great place to visit and to start your search… especially those that have a special angle. Like Fatbirder many of these sites carry links to the rest of the world… none of us can be truly comprehensive as websites come and go daily, but, if you can’t find what you are after on Fatbirder you may find it through one of the sites listed below.
If anyone knows of other really large links sites like these, as always, mail the Fatbirder with details.
Beware that not all such sites keep their information as up-to-date as Fatbirder does…
I also find it a tad frustrating when some sites turn out to be no more than hard to navigate search engines!
Endangered Species International
Endangered Species International (ESI) is strongly committed to reversing the trend of human-induced species extinction, save endangered species, and preserving their vital ecosystems. We have projects worldwide to protect endangered species, and save biodiversity. We also support the use of solar energy in our projects…
Bird Bytes: Bird Taxonomy for Birders
This is the top (root) page to my web pages on birds and birding, both in the Netherlands and further afield. I try my best to keep the information contained as up-to-date as possible, but work and family life usually take priority, as well as birding itself obviously…
Birding Hotspots around the World
These links go directly to information on specific birding hotspots around the world, local site guides, etc. Although these links can`t replace knowing a fellow birder in the location you`re going to, they can certainly help! This enthusiastic individual has constructed one of the top five birding websites in the world! Fatbirder recommended… in fact its probably my favourite site… apart from Fatbirder of course!
Mega links to all sorts of world wide goodies.
BIRDNET provides information for and about ornithology, the scientific study of birds. The site serves professional ornithologists and the general public. BIRDNET is provided by the Ornithological Council, a public information organization established and supported by eleven Western Hemisphere ornithological societies.
Electronic Resources on Ornithology
Another rich site aimed more to ornithologists than “mere” birders like me.
Living Birds of the World - Where Ornithology has a name… in your home and in your Personal Computer! All the known living Species and Subspecies and much more… By Alberto Masi. A Data Bank of the living and known birds of the world, structured according to the conventional classification system. It enables the retrieval of a wide range of information from the taxonomic hierarchy: Order, Family, Genus, Specie and Subspecie, and makes provision for retrieval other classifications such as common names (English and Italian); geographical distribution of species and subspecies, the taxonomic notes and the european species and the world numbers (w.n.) according to the numerical system used by the American Ornithologist Union.
Danish site with lots of (mostly Scandinavian) bird links.
This is one of the top ten sites in terms of the range of its links to other birding sites.
Welcome to WORLDTWITCH - a site for world birders. Since there are many websites covering birds and birding in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand, Worldtwitch excludes those regions from routine coverage. It is of course impossible to provide comprehensive information about birding in the rest of the world. My goal is modest -- to publish or link to useful information about world birding that is difficult to find. I have not attempted to duplicate the detailed reports in the publications of the Oriental, Neotropical and African Bird Clubs or the Ornithological Society of the Middle East and indeed highly recommend that readers join and support those fine organizations.