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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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  • Bird Love

    | The Family Life of Birds | Wenfei Tong | The Ivy Press | 2020 | Hardback | 192 Pages, 150+ Colour Photos | ISBN: 9781782407485 | “Across the 10,000-plus species of ...more
    February 9th, 2020
  • The Pelagic Dictionary of Natural History of the British Isles

    | By Peter Jarvis | Pelagic Publishing | 2020 | Hardback | eBook available | 549 Pages | ISBN: 9781784271947 Descriptions of all Species with a Common Name The Publisher’s View: The ...more
    January 31st, 2020
  • Birdwatcher’s Yearbook 2020

    Edited By Neil Gartshore | Calluna Books | Paperback | Oct 2019 | 328 Pages | B&W Illustrations & two-tone Maps | ISBN: 9780993347740 | £20.00 | Offer price £18.00p inc P&P ...more
    January 6th, 2020
  • Roberts Bird Guide 2 App

    | Roberts Bird Guide 2 | By Guy Gibbon | Southern Africa Birding CC | 2019 | App | IOS (1.5 GB Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and ...more
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