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Birders Information & Resources

Fatbirder is the premier birders' web resource about birds, birding, birdwatching & birding software. Whether you are looking for facts about hummingbirds, songbirds, shorebirds or raptors in your backyard or are planning a trip or birding tour it's the site for you. There are tens of thousands of links on two thousand pages about birding everywhere in the world; a page for every country & state & every bird family.

Its all here from RSPB reserves or Audubon bird sanctuaries to the best bird watching binoculars or spotting scope. There are pages on books, guides, forums, reserves, accommodation, trip reports, bird clubs, ornithology, twitching, endangered species, conservation, equipment, birding holidays and much more.

This website 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.

We hope you like the fresh modern look…

iPad & Other Tablet Users
After strong representation from many iPad users we have decided to replace the menuing which we designed for iPad and replace it with that we designed for smart phones. A simple 'menu' button displays and taping that brings up the full menu on the left hand side which can be used in the normal way. We hope this has made it better for all tablet users.


Rapid Response Conservation

…turns shrinking Kenyan lake into protected area

14th March 2018

Feed the birds?

…but avoid the risks of disease at garden bird feeders

12th March 2018

World's Fastest Bird

…is making a comeback

6th March 2018

Great Backyard Bird Count

…takes place worldwide, February 16 to 19

12th February 2018



Birds of the Canary Islands

I recommend this

18th February 2018


The Everyday Guide to British Birds

you might get hooked!

18th February 2018


Butterflies of Mexico

A Swift Guide

18th February 2018


Far From Land

…elusive seafaring lives

18th February 2018

announcements & articles

Dry Tortugas Tour

Best Value Tours

16th January 2018

A Year in Ohio

American birding highlights of 2017

6th January 2018