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Grey Heron Ardea cinerea ©Ashley Beolens Views From An Urban Lake

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All your favourite, continuously updated content is still here. However, we hope you agree that the new look site has a fresher look and more modern feel and that it displays better on smart phones and tablets with the versions especially designed for different browser widths. There are more tweaks and improvements coming along over a number of weeks… let us know what you think!

It took a bit longer than expected to tweak the front page but its nearly right and we will soon move on to other areas where improvements are still needed. Tell us if you come across any problems…

Birders Information & Resources

Fatbirder is the premier birders' web resource about birds, birding & birdwatching. 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 hundreds of 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.No content will be lost, all your favourites will be there, but the new look Fatbirder.com will be more mobile friendly and display better on smart phones, iPads and other tablets. It should also be easier to navigate.

We hope you like the fresh modern look…


Great Step Forward

…for seabirds in Spain

23rd July 2014

Stilts Fledge

Medmerry Reserve Success

21st July 2014

Serengeti Road Halted

Regional Court stops construction

15th July 2014

Serbian Saker Decreasing

…despite intense efforts

15th July 2014



The Eponym Dictionary of Birds

…a labour of love

18th July 2014


Running Wild

… a life less ordinary than most

17th July 2014


Urban Peregrines

…well written & full of help

17th July 2014


A Sparrowhawk’s Lament

…educates, entertains and at times enrages…

17th July 2014


Save England’s Hen Harriers

Protest on Hen Harrier Day August 10th

18th July 2014