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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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  • 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
  • New study offers hope that conservation can help nature adapt to climate change

    A new study, reviewing a suite of published scientific research, provides evidence that conservation action can help species adapt to a changing climate. This offers hope that conservation can play a key ...more
    April 5th, 2022
  • Herons and Scottish Islands

    The British Trust for Ornithology’s (BTO) Heronries Census is one of the longest running bird surveys in the world but there are knowledge gaps for Grey Herons on some of the Scottish ...more
    March 23rd, 2022
  • The Condor's Feather

    | The Condor’s Feather – Travelling Wild in South America | Michael Webster | September Publishing | 2022 | Paperback | 311 Pages | ISBN: 9781914613005 | £14.99p | The Publisher’s View: ‘One ...more
    April 17th, 2022
  • Hummingbirds

    | Hummingbirds – A Celebration of Nature’s Jewels | Glen Bartley & Andy Swash et al | WILDGuides | 2022 | Hardback | 288 Pages | 540+ Colour Photos | ISBN: 9780691182124 ...more
    April 17th, 2022
  • The Lives of Moths

    | The Lives of Moths – A Natural History of Our Planet’s Moth Life | Andrei Sourakov & Rachel Warren Chadd | Princeton University Press | 2022 | Hardback | 288 Pages ...more
    April 17th, 2022
  • An Eye For Birds

    | Bruce Kendrick | Whittles Publishing | 2022 | Hardback | 192 Pages | c.40 Photos | ISBN: 9781849952952 The Publisher’s View: A celebration of nature and its power to humble and ...more
    March 26th, 2022
  • 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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