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Little Owl Athene noctua ©Ashley Beolens - Urban Lake Photography Website
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Resource about Birds for Birders

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.

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NB May 2019 Fatbirder decided that after two decades of amending its existing code it was time to move to a ‘future-proof’ platform. This will hardly affect your user experience, but it will enable me to make changes, updates and new developments more easily and much more quickly. The site will end up with a slightly ‘cleaner’ more modern look. It should also make Fatbirder even more ‘friendly’ for a variety of devices such as smart phones and tablets. As always, we welcome feedback and suggestions.

News
  • New Parrot Gets New Reserve, Just in Time

    Lilacine Amazon’s future looking up, thanks to conservation commitment by Ecuadorian community Roosting sites for the Endangered Lilacine Amazon are being protected in a new reserve. Photo by Michael Moens, Fundación Jocotoco ...more
    November 21st, 2019
  • Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day across Africa

    The World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD), celebrated every year in May and October seeks to raise awareness on migratory birds and the need to conserve them. These birds travel over thousands of ...more
    November 21st, 2019
  • Magical Socotra stands at a crossroads of conflict and conservation

    By Dima Obeidat The jewel in the crown of Arabia’s biodiversity is under threat. Often dubbed the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean, the unique Socotra archipelago is an Important Bird & Biodiversity ...more
    November 14th, 2019
  • Glimmers of hope for UK’s wild birds

    Published today, the Wild Bird Populations in the UK, 1970-2018report shows that after years of decline, and despite a poor 2018 breeding season, there are the signs of recovery for at least some of ...more
    November 7th, 2019
Reviews
  • Isle of Scilly Bird & Natural History Review 2018

    | By Isle of Scilly Bird Group | BTO | 2019 | Paperback | 256 Pages | Colour Photos & B&W Illustrations |   2018 Review Highlights: Full of superb artwork and ...more
    November 11th, 2019
  • A Field Guide to the Birds of Mongolia

    | By Dorj Ganbold & Chris Smith | John Beaufoy Books | 2019 | Paperback | 352 Pages | 154 colour plates| ISBN: 9781912081042 | The Publisher’s View: A fully comprehensive field ...more
    November 11th, 2019
  • Birds in Winter - Surviving the Most Challenging Season

    | By Roger F Pasquier | Princeton University Press | 2019 | Hardback | 304 Pages | 120 B&W Illustrations| ISBN: 9780691178554 The Publisher’s View: Birds in Winter is the first book devoted ...more
    November 11th, 2019
  • Rebirding ~ *Fatbirder Book of the Year*

    My Book of the Year! | By Ben Macdonald | Pelagic Publishing | 2019 | Hardback | 291 Pages | 16 colour plates| ISBN: 9781784271879   The Publisher’s View: Did you know ...more
    September 20th, 2019
Announcements
Articles
  • Gamba Scourge Revisited

    You may remember the article below which ran some months back on Fatbirder.com. Things have got even worse with the chance of human lives being lost growing and the impact on wildlife ...more
    August 12th, 2019
  • Birding Greats - Ian Sinclair

    Ian Sinclair – The pioneer of African birding By Chris Lotz – Birding Ecotours Born in Northern Ireland but spending a large part of his life in South Africa, Ian Sinclair pioneered ...more
    July 22nd, 2019

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