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Salvin's Albatross Thalassarche salvini ©Matt Jones 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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  • Europe's breeding birds get long-overdue stocktake

    Cattle Egret ©Philip Croft New European Breeding Bird Atlas, a milestone for biodiversity research and nature conservation in Europe, is published today. Highlights The European Bird Census Council (EBCC) publishes the second European ...more
    December 3rd, 2020
  • New milestone: Guyana gets its first Important Bird & Biodiversity Area

    An organisation that started out as a group of nature-loving friends has gone on to establish Guyana’s first Important Bird & Biodiversity Area thanks to backing from the Conservation Leadership Programme. Find ...more
    December 2nd, 2020
  • New report reveals good news for rare breeding birds

    New data shows that in 2018 ten species of rare birds bred in their highest ever recorded numbers across the UK Thanks to extensive conservation work including reintroductions and habitat management, the ...more
    December 1st, 2020
  • Frontline Dispatches

    Frontline Dispatches is a monthly digest with news about conservation of wild spaces and wildlife around the world. In addition, Conservation Frontlines quarterly e-magazine provides in-depth analysis and opinion on these issues; and the Conservation ...more
    December 1st, 2020
  • The Birdwatcher's Yearbook 2021

    | Edited by Neil Gartshore | Calluna Books | 2020 | Paperback | 328 Pages | Black & White Illustrations & Two-tone Maps | ISBN: 9780993347764 | £19.99p* | The Publisher’s View: ...more
    November 17th, 2020
  • Bringing Back the Beaver

    | Bringing Back the Beaver | The Story of One Man’s Quest to Rewild Britain’s Waterways| Derek Gow | Chelsea Green Publishing | 2020 | Hardback | eBook available | 208 Pages ...more
    November 8th, 2020
  • The Common Kestrel

    | Richard Sale | Snowfinch Publishing | 2020 | Hardback | 392 Pages | Colour Photos, Colour Illustrations | ISBN: 9780957173248 | £49.99p | The Publisher’s View: It is not many years ...more
    October 25th, 2020
  • The Merlin

    | Richard Sale | Snowfinch Publishing | 2020 | Hardback | 352 Pages | Colour & B&W Photos & Illustrations | ISBN: 9780957173224 | The Publisher’s View: The Merlin is a very ...more
    October 25th, 2020
  • Competition Enter Now!

    Win a signed copy of Back to Nature, the newly released book by Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin. Simply send your email address by completing the feedback form (all comments welcomed) and ...more
    November 8th, 2020
  • The Latest Grumpy Old Birder Article No. 136 - Hidden Objects

    The latest Grumpy Old Birder Article is now on line as well as on page 19 of the November 2020 edition of Birdwatching Magazine (UK) Read it HERE
    October 21st, 2020
  • 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 Spectacular Namibia

    Namibia is my favourite country, and that says a lot because my job with Birding Ecotours has given me the privilege of travelling widely across the seven continents. I do always get ...more
    November 25th, 2020

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