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Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana ©Jacob Roalef 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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News
  • Zambia's Vulture Safe Zones

    Zambia’s Vulture Safe Zones provide hope for African vultures Poisoning – both accidental and deliberate – has driven Africa’s vultures to the brink of extinction. But hope is at hand: a new ...more
    April 21st, 2021
  • Blackcaps Adapting

    British and Irish gardens fuel a novel reverse migration for Blackcaps in winter The allure of garden feeders has transformed the biology of a bird that visits Britain and Ireland for the ...more
    April 13th, 2021
  • Virginia Approves Groundbreaking Migratory Bird Protection Regulation

    A straightforward process will protect birds as major developments are planned The Cerulean Warbler is among many species better protected thanks to groundbreaking steps taken by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Photo by ...more
    March 22nd, 2021
  • Hope for House Sparrows

    Saturday 20 March is World Sparrow Day and according to the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), there are reasons to be hopeful for our House Sparrows. During the last 40 years the ...more
    March 19th, 2021
Reviews
  • European Breeding Bird Atlas 2

    | European Breeding Bird Atlas 2 – Distribution, Abundance and Change | Verena Keller, Sergi Herrando, Petr Voříšek, Martí Rodríguez-Franch, Marina Kipson, Pietro Milanesi, David Martí, Marc Anton, Alena Klvaňová, Mikhail V ...more
    April 3rd, 2021
  • Birds of North America

    | The National Audubon Society Book of Birds of North America | National Audubon Society (NAS) | Knopf Publishing Group | 2021 | Hardback | 912 Pages | <5000 Colour Photos | ...more
    April 3rd, 2021
  • A Most Remarkable Creature

    | A Most Remarkable Creature – The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World’s Smartest Bird of Prey | Jonathan Meiburg | The Bodley Headf | 2021 | Hardback | 400 ...more
    April 3rd, 2021
  • Ageing & Sexing of Migratory East Asian Passerines

    | By Gabriel Norevik, Magnus Hellström, Dongping Liu & Bo Petersson | Avium Förlag | 2020 | Hardback | 423 Pages | 1400+ colour photos, b/w illustrations | ISBN: 9789198516579 | £94.99 ...more
    April 3rd, 2021
Announcements
  • Global Birding Weekend

    Global Birding Weekend SATURDAY 8 MAY 2021 TEAM & INDIVIDUAL REGISTRATION NOW OPEN! WORLD RECORD BREAKERS FOR 2020 CAN YOU HELP BREAK ANOTHER RECORD? 7120 SPECIES RECORDED FOR ONE DAY BREAKING THE ...more
    March 18th, 2021
  • The Latest Grumpy Old Birder Article No. 141 - The Big Tissue

    The latest Grumpy Old Birder Article is now on line as well as on page 19 of the March 2021 edition of Birdwatching Magazine (UK) Read it HERE
    March 3rd, 2021
Articles
  • 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 the USA

    Birding the USA By Chris Lotz, Birding Ecotours I thought of asking our American office manager Jacob to write this article, but after some deliberation decided it would actually be better for ...more
    April 6th, 2021
  • Jamaica - Caribbean Endemic Heaven

    World Record Birding at Green Castle Estate, Jamaica The numbers are impressive but cannot do justice to the colourful and unusual nature of Jamaica’s birds. Which is why they have to be ...more
    February 4th, 2021

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