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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.


Albatross Task Force

7 amazing things achieved

17th September 2018

Bird Feared Extinct Rediscovered

The Bahama Nuthatch is extant!

23rd August 2018

Bird Photographer of the Year 2018

…winners announced

21st August 2018


10 things we didn’t know about seabirds (until now)

21st August 2018



Bonkers Birding

…there is much in ‘Bonkers Birding’ that I can relate to

1st September 2018


How to Be an Urban Birder

David Lindo's birding niche

29th August 2018


A Field Guide to the Birds of Taiwan

Stunning! Among the Best of the Best

29th August 2018


The Ascent of Birds

…this one's a keeper!

18th July 2018

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