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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!

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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 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.

We hope you like the fresh modern look…



World’s Second-Most Important Site for Threatened Birds

27th May 2015

Boost for Butterflies

…from warm weather

14th May 2015

Millions of Bird Deaths Could Be Prevented

by proposed legislation

13th May 2015

Threatened Sage-Grouse and Sagebrush Ecosystem

Highlighted in Documentary

13th May 2015



Opticron Savana WP 8x30

They are really good!

20th April 2015


Undiscovered Owls

…deserves a big hallelujah!

18th April 2015


Few and Far Between

…in search of Britain's rarest and most endangered species

18th April 2015

The Little Book of Garden Bird Songs


30th March 2015