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Banded Dotterel Charadrius bicinctus ©Nick Smith 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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    Data from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) Garden BirdWatch survey, carried out by volunteers across the UK, showa fourfold increase in the number of gardens recording a Hummingbird Hawkmoth, making 2022 ...more
    August 10th, 2022
  • Fear, frustration and anger – A hot European summer

    The latest heatwave hitting our continent has resulted in more fires than usual breaking out especially across the south-west of Europe and the Mediterranean The latest heatwave hitting our continent has resulted ...more
    July 28th, 2022
  • Find a feather  – a seaside treasure hunt

    Off to the seaside this summer? Scientists from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) want people to help protect one of our most colourful ducks by looking out for their distinctive feathers ...more
    July 28th, 2022
  • Some Don't Like it Hot 

    New research from BTO implicates rising temperatures in the steep decline of the Willow Warbler, one of the UK’s most tuneful harbingers of spring. The study, published in the journal IBIS, shows ...more
    July 11th, 2022
  • Seasonality

    | Seasonality | By Ian Parsons | Whittles Publishing | 2022 | Paperback | 173 pages, 60 colour photos | ISBN: 9781849955058 | £18.99p | The Publisher’s View: Seasonality is an uplifting look ...more
    September 19th, 2022
  • Field Guide to the Birds of the Dominican Republic & Haiti

    | Field Guide to the Birds of the Dominican Republic & Haiti | By Steven C Latta, Christopher Rimmer & Kent McFarland | Princeton University Press| Edition 2 | 2022 | Paperback ...more
    September 19th, 2022
  • Low Carbon Birding

    | Low Carbon Birding | Edited by Javier Caletrío | Pelagic Publishing | 2022 | Hardback | 251 Pages, 10 B&W Illustrations | ISBN: 9781784273446 | £16.99p | The Publisher’s View: Birdwatching ...more
    September 19th, 2022
  • Where to Find Birds in Corsica

    | Where to Find Birds in Corsica | By Dave Gosney | Easy Birder | 2022 | Paperback | £8.50p |   The Publisher’s View: Every birder wants to go to Corsica ...more
    September 19th, 2022
  • More Australian Birding Tales

    | More Australian Birding Tales | By R Bruce Richardson | John Beaufoy Publishing | 2022 | Paperback | 368 Pages | ISBN: 9781913679248 | £19.99p | The Publisher’s View: More Australian ...more
    September 19th, 2022
  • Ark of Triumph!

    Legend has it that Noah saved a breeding pair of every animal on earth from the deluge… which would have been a dangerously small gene pool of course. Nevertheless, I can attest ...more
    August 22nd, 2022

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