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Black Redstart Phoenicurus ochruros ©Ashley Beolens Website
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Fatbirder is the premier birders’ web resource about birds, birding and birdwatching. Whether you are looking for facts about hummingbirds, songbirds, shorebirds or raptors in your backyard or are planning a trip or birding tour anywhere in the world Fatbirder is the site for you.

There are tens of thousands of links on two thousand pages about birding everywhere; a page for every country & state & every bird family.

It’s all here from RSPB wildlife reserves or Audubon bird sanctuaries to the best bird watching binoculars and spotting scopes. There are page sections on books, guides, forums, reserves, accommodation, trip report, bird clubs and more as well as pages on topics such as ornithology, twitching, endangered species, conservation, equipment, pelagics, birding holidays and much more.

Fatbirder 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. As always, we welcome feedback and suggestions.

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News
  • UK’s mud-loving birds sinking fast

    Wading birds in the UK have shown severe declines over the last 25 years, with many of them still struggling, according to a new report. The latest BTO/JNCC/RSPB Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) ...more
    June 23rd, 2022
  • Farewell to PJ the super Cuckoo

    When scientists from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) attached a satellite tag to a Cuckoo in Suffolk back in 2016, they had no idea that it would still be providing them ...more
    June 9th, 2022
  • Freshwater: where biodiversity and local communities meet

    Photo Credit: Kravica waterfall on river Trebižat @ Dragana Kovačić Jošić Fishes, snails, plants, subterranean salamanders and more, the Mediterranean Basin Hotspot is globally important for its freshwater biodiversity. This vital habitat ...more
    April 7th, 2022
  • Time to help monitor the birds you love

    Moorhen by John Harding Your birdwatching skills can really help in the conservation of the UK’s birds. For just two mornings a year out of your birding calendar, you could contribute to ...more
    April 7th, 2022
Reviews
  • RSPB Pocket Guide to British Birds

    | By Marianne Taylor & Stephen Message | Bloomsbury Publishing | 2022 | Paperback | eBook available 9781472994722 | 272 pages, 800 colour illustrations, colour distribution maps | ISBN: 9781472994721 | £7.99p ...more
    June 24th, 2022
  • How Birds Live Together: Colonies and Communities in the Avian World

    | Marianne Taylor | Princeton University Press | 2022 | Hardback | 224 Pages, colour photos, colour illustrations, colour maps | ISBN: 9780691231907 | £25.00p | The Publisher’s View: Featuring dramatic and ...more
    June 24th, 2022
  • The Corncrake – An ecology of an enigma

    | By Frank Rennie | Whittles Publishing | 2020 | Paperback | 189 pages, 8 plates with colour photos; b/w illustrations, tables | ISBN: 9781849955027 | £18.99p | The Publisher’s View: Changes ...more
    June 24th, 2022
  • Rhythms of Nature - Wildlife and Wild Places Between the Moors

    | By Ian Carter | Pelagic Publishing | 2022 | Hardback | | 204 pages | ISBN: 99781784273569 | £14.99p | The Publisher’s View: Time outdoors is always well spent. It raises ...more
    June 25th, 2022
  • Guide to the Birds of China

    | By John MacKinnon(Author), Karen Phillipps Illustrator), Yang Xiao Nong (Illustrator), Liu Li Hua (Illustrator), Xiao Yao (Illustrator), Gao Zhi (Illustrator), Gao Chang (Illustrator), Lan Jian Jun (Illustrator), Annie MacKinnon (Illustrator), Lu ...more
    June 25th, 2022
Announcements
Articles
  • Destinations

    After much of 2020 has been in ‘lockdown’ and world travel for pleasure greatly reduced – most birders who would normally have travelled to see new birds around the world have been ...more
    November 25th, 2020
  • Birding Colombia

    Eduardo Ormaeche, Birding Ecotours I recently received an email from my main office asking me to write an article about birding in the neotropics. My immediate question was ‘Any particular topic?’ to which ...more
    June 21st, 2021

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