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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

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
  • SOC Launch 'Where to Birdwatch in Scotland'

    Scottish birdwatching secrets revealed as SOC launches first-ever where to go birdwatching in Scotland app… A new free app for nature lovers has revealed some of the best places to enjoy the Scottish countryside and its birds. The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club (SOC) has developed the guide for Apple and Android devices, to help enthusiasts discover many […]
    April 25th, 2019
  • Migfest 2019

    Tickets are now on sale for the seventh annual Spurn Migration Festival, celebrating the spectacle of birds passing through this special place in East Yorkshire The 2019 festival will take place on September 6th, 7th and 8th The Spurn Migration Festival is a weekend-long celebration of the autumn migration of birds and includes an extensive programme […]
    May 15th, 2019
  • Boom time at Britain's bird feeders

      The latest research from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), just published in the journal Nature Communications, reveals the considerable consequences of an innocuous national pastime. Britain’s growing love affair with feeding the birds has significantly altered the composition of our garden bird communities over the past 40 years, helping the populations of some […]
    May 20th, 2019
Reviews
  • Opticron’s Oregon

    Opticron’s Oregon 4PC Entry Level Binoculars | Oregon 4 PC | Opticron | 8×42 | 5-Year Guarantee | Product Code: 30666 | RRP £106 | The Technical Stuff: Features Roof prism design with sophisticated twin relief rubber covering Nitrogen gas filled waterproof construction BAK 4 fully multi-coated optical system (all air/glass surfaces) Phase corrected prism […]
    April 25th, 2019
  • 101+ Common Birds of Costa Rica – A Birder’s Companion

    | By Noel Ureña Chacón & Bryan Pollock | The Neotropic Bird Project | 2019 | e-Book | ISBN: Kindle: 9780994799012 |  Apple Books: 9780994799029 | The Publisher’s View: 101+ Common Birds of Costa Rica will delight all bird and art lovers who have been waiting for technical and beautiful paintings of the more common […]
    May 9th, 2019
  • A Naturalist's Guide to the Insects of Britain and Northern Europe

    | By Robert Read | Illustrated by Paul Sterry | John Beaufoy Books | 2019 | Edition 2 | Paperback | 160 pages, 300 colour photos | ISBN: 9781912081172 | The Publisher’s View: This easy-to-use identification guide to 280 insect species most commonly seen in Britain and northern Europe is perfect for amateur naturalists. High […]
    May 9th, 2019
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  • Rare Photos of Female Firethroat

    Back in June 2014, on the Old Erlang Road in Sichuan, China, Craig Brelsford, executive editor of shanghaibirding.com, photographed a female Firethroat Calliope pectardens, one of the least-known chats in the world. The Firethroat is shy, the female particularly so, and photos of the female are rare. Calliope pectardens The photos Craig took add to the world’s […]
    May 19th, 2019

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