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Rudd's Apalis, Apalis ruddi ©Hugh Chittenden Rockjumper Birding

Latest Article - Vintage Birds… Grumpy Old Birder:

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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…

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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…


Tern for the better…

Roseate optimism

3rd July 2015

Swaro Digiscope Adapter

iPhone®*6 ready

2nd July 2015

Now On Line

…BTO's longest-running census

30th June 2015

Land Purchase Gives Protection

…to endangered bird of the Colombian rainforest

30th June 2015



RSPB Spotlight: Robins

I learned a lot and enjoyed every fact …

22nd June 2015


RSPB Spotlight: Foxes

…a thoroughly recommended read!

22nd June 2015


On a Wing and a Prayer

One Woman's Adventure into the Heart of the Rainforest

1st June 2015

Into the Nest

Intimate Views of the Courting, Parenting, and Family Lives of Familiar Birds

1st June 2015

announcements & articles

Birding in Condor Country

America’s Southwest National Parks

6th July 2015

Digiscoper of the Year

It’s that time again…

2nd June 2015