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Little Owl Athene noctua ©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.

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NB May 2019 Fatbirder decided that after two decades of amending its existing code it was time to move to a ‘future-proof’ platform. This will hardly affect your user experience, but it will enable me to make changes, updates and new developments more easily and much more quickly. The site will end up with a slightly ‘cleaner’ more modern look. It should also make Fatbirder even more ‘friendly’ for a variety of devices such as smart phones and tablets. As always, we welcome feedback and suggestions.

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  • Finding Birds in...

    Finding Birds in Eastern Bulgaria | By Dave Gosney | Easybirder | 2019 | Paperback | 40 Pages | B&W Maps | ISBN: 9781907316593 The Publisher’s View: This new addition to Dave ...more
    October 6th, 2019
  • Rebirding ~ *Fatbirder Book of the Year*

    My Book of the Year! | By Ben Macdonald | Pelagic Publishing | 2019 | Hardback | 291 Pages | 16 colour plates| ISBN: 9781784271879   The Publisher’s View: Did you know ...more
    September 20th, 2019
  • Ocean Birds of the World

    | (A photo Guide) | By Steve N G Howell & Kirk Zufelt | Princeton University Press | 2019 | Paperback | 128 Pages | colour photos| ISBN: 9780691175010 | The Publisher’s ...more
    September 17th, 2019
  • Birds of Japan (also Birds of Cambodia & Birds of the West Indies)

    Birds of Japan | By Otani Chikara | Lynx Edicions | 2019 | Flexibound | 392 Pages | 1800+ colour illustrations, 540+ colour distribution maps | ISBN: 9788416728121 The Publisher’s View:  Spanning ...more
    August 27th, 2019
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  • Gamba Scourge Revisited

    You may remember the article below which ran some months back on Fatbirder.com. Things have got even worse with the chance of human lives being lost growing and the impact on wildlife ...more
    August 12th, 2019
  • Birding Greats - Ian Sinclair

    Ian Sinclair – The pioneer of African birding By Chris Lotz – Birding Ecotours Born in Northern Ireland but spending a large part of his life in South Africa, Ian Sinclair pioneered ...more
    July 22nd, 2019

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