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Mangrove Cuckoo Coccyzus minor ©Rogue Birders Birding Ecotours

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.


Act Now!

…free-roaming cats kill an estimated 2.4 billion birds in the U.S

14th July 2018

Bowie En Route

Bowie joins the Cuckoo class of 2018

10th July 2018

Albatross Disease Risk

…the impact of diseases on albatrosses and large petrels

3rd July 2018

Threatened Nightingale Site

…confirmed as Britain's best in new national survey

22nd June 2018



The Ascent of Birds

…this one's a keeper!

18th July 2018

Birds of Prey (East & West)

I agree with almost everything that the publisher says

11th July 2018


The Best Places to Bird in the Prairies

…great content…

25th May 2018


Wildlife of Madeira and the Canary Islands

‘pretty good’

11th May 2018

announcements & articles

Digiscoper of the Year 2018

Still time to enter until 31st July 2018

8th July 2018

27th International Ornithological Congress

Vancouver is going to the birds this summer

8th July 2018

GOB Latest Articles

18th June 2018