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Eastern Grey Woodpecker Dendropicos spodocephalus ©Niall Perrins 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 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…

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.


Share the Beach

Share the Beach: Help Coastal Birds This Summer​

27th May 2016

'Species X' rediscovered in Brazil

…after 75 year disappearance

24th May 2016

The State of North America's Birds 2016

One-third of species need urgent action!

20th May 2016

Shock and… understand

…a strategy to end the Illegal Killing of Birds

19th May 2016



RSPB Handbook of Scottish Birds

…great pocket sized addition to the British birding canon

8th May 2016

Steiner Observer 10x42

Value for money

5th May 2016

Wild Kingdom

Bringing Back Britain’s Wildlife

29th April 2016


A Sky Full of Birds

In Search of Murders, Murmurations and Britain's Great Bird Gatherings

20th April 2016

announcements & articles

Archived GOB

Many of the Grumpy Old Birder's columns now archived…

28th January 2016