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Common Swift Apus apus ©Ashley Beolens - Urban Lake Photography 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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  • More Birds Than Bullets

    | Geoffrey McMullan  | Pathfinder UK| 2020 | Paperback | Kindle available | 220 Pages | ISBN: 9780957618145 The Publisher’s View: ‘More Birds Than Bullets’ is not just as the title suggests, ...more
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    | An Identification Guide to Mushrooms of Britain and Northern Europe | By Josephine Bacon | Illustrated by Paul Sterry & Andrew Merrick | John Beaufoy Publishing | Edition 2 | 2020 ...more
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    | Suzie Gilbert | Perch Press | 2020 | Paperback | Kindle available | 328 Pages | ISBN: 0578612003 | The Publisher’s View: A darkly funny and sexy debut novel from Suzie ...more
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  • Birding Guide Relief Fund

    Birding Ecotours are offering 5 % off your next trip and donating 5 % of the tour price to their community birding guide relief fund  Birding Ecotours tour leader Andy Walker with ...more
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