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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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News
  • New growth in Peru

    BirdLife International welcomes a new Partner to the BirdLife family: Peruvian conservation group ECOAN Local volunteers reforesting mountain slopes as part of the Acción Andina initiative. Planting vegetation not only helps wildlife, ...more
    January 13th, 2022
  • Garden birds that head north for the winter

    Research, from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), in collaboration with Oxford University and Max Planck Institute, Germany, has uncovered the unusual migration of Blackcaps into UK gardens for the winter months. ...more
    December 22nd, 2021
  • Uncovering the movements of one of Europe’s rarest eagles

    One of Europe’s rarest birds of prey, the Greater Spotted Eagle, has been tracked by scientists to better understand its movements and the pressures it faces outside of the breeding season. With ...more
    December 3rd, 2021
Reviews
  • Gulls of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East

    Gulls of Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East   | Peter Adriaens, Mars Muusse, Philippe J Dubois & Frédéric Jiguet | Princeton University Press | 2021 | Paperback | 320 Pages ...more
    December 9th, 2021
  • Short-Eared Owls

    | by Bryan Benn | Publisher Bryan Benn | 2021 | Hardback | 430 Pages | Colour Photos Throughout | ISBN: 9781838480004 | £35.00p | The Publisher’s View: Author Bryan Benn was, ...more
    November 26th, 2021
  • The Birdwatcher’s Yearbook 2022

    | Neil Gartshore | Calluna Books | 2021 | Paperback | ISBN: 9780993347771 | £19.99p | The Publisher’s View: The Birdwatcher’s Yearbook has been the essential work of reference for British birdwatchers ...more
    November 26th, 2021
  • Wild Mull - A Natural History of the Island and its People

    | Stephen Littlewood (Author) & Martin Jones (Photographer) | Pelagic Publishing | 2021 | Paperback | 297 Pages | Colour Photos Throughout | ISBN: 9781784272760 | £19.99p | The Publisher’s View: High ...more
    November 26th, 2021
Announcements
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 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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