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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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Mixed Picture for Northern Ireland's SeabirdsThe tenth annual Northern Ireland Seabird Report has been published today by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). It shows very different results for two species classified by the IUCN as Vulnerable ...moreMarch 16th, 2023
Bird flu report spotlights impact of the disease on UK wild birdsFollowing a meeting of more than 100 experts, a report into the continuing Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI or ‘bird flu’) outbreak has been published by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) ...moreMarch 2nd, 2023
Mysterious Songbird Rediscovered in Madagascar After Eluding Scientists for 24 YearsThe Dusky Tetraka was one of the top 10 most wanted species by the Search for Lost Birds. The Dusky Tetraka, a species that had been lost to science since 1999, was ...moreMarch 1st, 2023
Act now to save migratory birds, scientists sayA new paper by RSPB and BTO researchers calls for the focus to shift from diagnosis to treatment of migrant bird declines. Birds that breed in Europe and winter in Africa have ...moreFebruary 19th, 2023
The Natural History of Selbourne| By Gilbert White, edited by Anne Secord | OUP | Re-issue 2022 | Hardback | 352 Pages | ISBN: 9780192847447 | £14.99p | The Publisher’s View: Gilbert White’s Natural History of Selborne (1789) ...moreDecember 11th, 2022
Finding Birds in Languedoc-Roussillon| Dave Gosney | Easybirder | 2022 | Paperback | 40 Pages | ISBN: 9781907316616 | £9.50p | The Publisher’s View: This is the latest in the Finding Birds in… series by ...moreDecember 11th, 2022
The Bird Name BookHistory of English Bird Names | By Susan Myers | Princeton University Press| 2022 | Hardback | 5 416 pages, 200 colour photos & colour illustrations | ISBN: 9780691235691 | £29.99p | ...moreDecember 11th, 2022
A Year of Bird Song| By Dominic Couzens – Illustrated by Madeleine Floyd | B T Batsford | 2022 | Hardback | 224 Pages | ISBN: 9781849947305 | £19.99p | The Publisher’s View: Fascinating stories about ...moreDecember 11th, 2022
The Latest Grumpy Old Birder Article No. 166 - Eating People is Wrong?The latest Grumpy Old Birder Article is now on line as well as on page 19 of the March 2023 edition of Birdwatching Magazine (UK) Read it HERESeptember 19th, 2022
Ark of Triumph!Legend has it that Noah saved a breeding pair of every animal on earth from the deluge… which would have been a dangerously small gene pool of course. Nevertheless, I can attest ...moreAugust 22nd, 2022