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Horned Parakeet, Eunymphicus cornutus ©Ian Montgomery Birdway

Latest Article - Road Rage… 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…


Little Tern

…Big Survivor

3rd August 2015

RSPB CEO Challenge

Shooting industry should ‘take responsibility for its impacts’

31st July 2015

Bee-eaters breed in Cumbria

Two pairs are raising chicks at a quarry

31st July 2015

British Birds

…get some respite

30th July 2015


Behind the Binoculars

Interviews with Acclaimed Birdwatchers

1st August 2015


The Life of Roger Tory Peterson

1st August 2015



…the argument that, surely, must eventually prevail

19th July 2015


The Life of Buzzards

…an important study of a widespread raptor

19th July 2015

announcements & articles

Birding Namibia

….from the red dunes to the great Zambezi River

19th July 2015

Birding in Condor Country

America’s Southwest National Parks

6th July 2015