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Fire-tailed Myzornis Myzornis pyrrhoura ©Craig Brelsford Shanghai Birding

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.


A new hope for the Blue-throated Macaw

…new roost site discovered

16th January 2017

A tern for the better

Asia’s rarest seabird discovered breeding

8th January 2017

Cats Among Biggest Threats to Global Biodiversity

Invasive Mammals Are Pushing Native Birds To The Brink

18th December 2016

An Oasis

for Rare Brazilian Songbird

18th December 2016



Cat Wars

The Devastating Consequences of a Cuddly Killer

19th November 2016


Bird Brain

An exploration of avian intelligence

19th November 2016


Finding Birds in the South of France

…even better than usual

14th November 2016


A Life-Size Guide to Every Species

9th November 2016

announcements & articles

GOB 85 - Bogies & Bugs

10th January 2017

Mindo Cloud Forest

Article by David Brito (Owner - Las Terrazas de Dana Lodge and Dana Tours LLC)

9th December 2016