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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.

  • Dakatcha Saved

    810-acre Dakatcha Woodland has been saved! …a safe haven for Clarke’s Weaver, Sokoke Scops Owl and Golden-rumped Elephant Shrew. World Land Trust’s appeal to help purchase and protect 810 acres of Kenya’s threatened coastal ...more
    July 17th, 2019
  • Bee-burners Become Bee-keepers

    Forest conservation project converts bee-burners to beekeepers on Príncipe Island By Francois Kamano & Mariana Carvalho On the small island of Príncipe in the Gulf of Guinea, a community beekeeping project is ...more
    July 12th, 2019
  • Victory for Montenegro’s bird paradise!

    Ulcinj Salina has been declared a national protected area! For the past 15 years, our Montenegrin partner CZIP has fought tirelessly to block a controversial building development poised to destroy one of ...more
    July 9th, 2019
  • Increases in generalist predator populations are associated with Pheasant releases

    New research from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), just published in the Journal of Applied Ecology, has revealed that the release of Pheasants and Red-legged Partridges for commercial shoots may be ...more
    July 1st, 2019
  • Birding Australia’s Islands

    | By Sue Taylor | John Beaufoy Books | 2019 | Paperback | 240 pages, 200 colour photos, 20 maps | ISBN: 9781912081134 The Publisher’s View: A thoroughly entertaining personal account of ...more
    July 15th, 2019
  • The 125 Best Bird Watching Sites in Southeast Asia

    By Yong Ding Li & Low Bing Wen | John Beaufoy Publishing | 2018 | Paperback | 404 Pages | 1,000 photographs + 125 location maps | ISBN: 9781912081523 The Publisher’s View: ...more
    July 7th, 2019
  • A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of China

    (Southeast, including Shanghai) By Liu Yang, Yu Yat-Tung & Yong Ding Li | John Beaufoy Publishing | 2018 | Paperback | 178 Pages | 200–300 photographs | ISBN: 9781909612235   The Publisher’s ...more
    July 7th, 2019
  • Where to Watch Birds in Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire

    By Ken Hall | Christopher Helm | 2019 | 4th Edition | Paperback | 314 Pages | b/w illustrations, b/w maps | ISBN: 9781472912381 The Publisher’s View: Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire are ...more
    July 7th, 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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