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White-necked Rockfowl Picathartes gymnocephalus ©Pete Morris 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.

News
  • Bird Friendly Building

    New York City Passes Country’s Most Wide-ranging Bird-friendly Building Legislation (New York City, N.Y., December 10, 2019) Today, the New York City Council approved Proposed Initiative 1482B — to date, the most ...more
    December 11th, 2019
  • Red List 2019: Guam Rail second bird to recover from extinction in wild

    This year’s update to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species brings with it some fantastic conservation successes, including an almost unheard of incidence of a bird species coming back from extinction ...more
    December 11th, 2019
  • The race to save the Santa Cruz Ground-dove

    When a hundred Endangered doves were illegally captured from the wild, conservationists rushed to liberate them. But where do you release a bird when its last wild refuge is a dangerous active ...more
    December 5th, 2019
  • New Parrot Gets New Reserve, Just in Time

    Lilacine Amazon’s future looking up, thanks to conservation commitment by Ecuadorian community Roosting sites for the Endangered Lilacine Amazon are being protected in a new reserve. Photo by Michael Moens, Fundación Jocotoco ...more
    November 21st, 2019
Reviews
  • Opticron's iMagic IS 10x30

    iMagic IS 10×30  | Opticron | | 2019 | RRP £499.00p The Technical Stuff Compact, lightweight roof prism design with textured rubber armouring 2-axis image stabilisation system (+/- 3 degrees) IPX-4 Splashproof ...more
    November 24th, 2019
  • A Field Guide to the Birds of Mongolia

    | By Dorj Ganbold & Chris Smith | John Beaufoy Books | 2019 | Paperback | 352 Pages | 154 colour plates| ISBN: 9781912081042 | The Publisher’s View: A fully comprehensive field ...more
    November 11th, 2019
  • Birds in Winter - Surviving the Most Challenging Season

    | By Roger F Pasquier | Princeton University Press | 2019 | Hardback | 304 Pages | 120 B&W Illustrations| ISBN: 9780691178554 The Publisher’s View: Birds in Winter is the first book devoted ...more
    November 11th, 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
Announcements
Articles
  • Southern African Rares 2019

    A spate of amazing rarities thrills southern African birders in late 2019 Article by Chris Lotz, all illustrations ©Dominic Rollinson Birding Ecotours September through November 2019 proved to be one of the ...more
    December 11th, 2019

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