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Silver-breasted Broadbill Serilophus lunatus ©Andy Walker 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.

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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
  • 3 Billion Birds Lost!

    New Study Finds U.S. and Canada Have Lost  More Than One in Four Birds  in the Past 50 Years – Data show that since 1970, the U.S. and Canada have lost nearly ...more
    September 20th, 2019
  • Wildlife and wind farms: Are British gulls staying safe in the winter sun?

    New research by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), published today in the Journal of Applied Ecology, shows that Lesser Black-backed Gulls breeding in Britain could be vulnerable to collisions with wind ...more
    September 10th, 2019
  • Positive Breeding Response

    Fifty years of citizen science shows a positive response to climate change by a third of English breeding birds. New research, just published in the journal Bird Study, has shown that one third ...more
    September 2nd, 2019
  • "Our forests are dying" - here's our manifesto

    By BirdLife International © Mironov / Shutterstock You have probably heard the devastating news about the fires currently destroying the Amazon rainforest – the result of formerly successful forest protection laws being rapidly ...more
    August 28th, 2019
Reviews
  • 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
  • Ocean Birds of the World

    | (A photo Guide) | By Steve N G Howell & Kirk Zufelt | Princeton University Press | 2019 | Paperback | 128 Pages | colour photos| ISBN: 9780691175010 | The Publisher’s ...more
    September 17th, 2019
  • British Birds: A Pocket Guide

    | By Rob Hume, Robert Still, Andy Swash, Hugh Harrop & David Tipling | WILDGuides| 2019 | Flexibound | 272 Pages | colour photos| 284 Colour Distribution Maps | ISBN: 9780691181677 The ...more
    September 2nd, 2019
  • Birds of Japan (also Birds of Cambodia & Birds of the West Indies)

    Birds of Japan | By Otani Chikara | Lynx Edicions | 2019 | Flexibound | 392 Pages | 1800+ colour illustrations, 540+ colour distribution maps | ISBN: 9788416728121 The Publisher’s View:  Spanning ...more
    August 27th, 2019
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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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