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Start surfing the world of birds with the Fat Birder guide to bird links around the globe.

The world map below is interactive. Click on the region you want to visit and it will take you to a page of links for that region and an interactive map through which you can narrow your search to a particular country. Many country maps are also interactive and will take you to that country's states or sub-divisions. Areas of maps in grey do not have links... unless you know otherwise and can tell the Fat Birder. If you know of sites that do not appear here or find that something is out of date or not working properly please let us know as these pages will be updated regularly. Email bo@fatbirder.com or forward us the details using the feedback form.

Below the map of the world are some truly international links; below each regional or country map you will find links to that region or country.

 
 

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AviAtlas

http://www.aviatlas.com/

Help document birding hotspots around the world by signing up for an account and adding locations you are familiar with...

Where to Watch Birds and Other Wildlife in the World

Website
This website is about what remains of the beautiful world we live in on this planet we call Earth. It has been designed to be a guiding light, to the best bits of that beautiful world, where, unlike many areas of the planet, birds and other wildlife still thrive. We hope the information encourages you to visit the destinations presented and helps you to plan and execute successful and enjoyable trips to them. In turn, we also hope that your visits will help to ensure that the habitats at the destinations are conserved for the birds and other wildlife they support...

Where to Watch Birds - World Cities

The essential guide to finding birds in the major cities of the world by Paul Milne, Christopher Helm 2006 See Fatbirder Review
ISBN: 0713669837
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World Bird Species Checklist

MG Wells Worldlist (1997)
ISBN: 0953242005
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Bird Bound


https://www.birdbound.com/index.html

Great trips for birders contemplating travel...

Facts


There are, as of 1st January 2000 9743 species of birds in the world. This figure may alter with discoveries, extinctions and re-classifications (splits & lumps).

World Ornithological Literature


http://www.birdlit.org/OWL/

See
the above site for world-wide literature...

African Bird Club

Website

By December 1998 African Bird Club, UK registered charity 1053920, has 1,293 current members in 63 countries, including 28 African countries. Members receive the Bulletin of the African Bird Club twice a year.

At Nature Forever Society

Website

At Nature Forever Society, the Citizens and Nature are the centre of everything we do; we believe in functional conservation by practical and do-able initiatives in which citizens can actively participate, make a difference and bring about real changes...

Bird Life International

Website

BirdLife is a global Partnership of conservation organisations with a focus on birds that works together on shared priorities, policies and programmes of conservation action, exchanging skills, achievements and information, growing in ability, authority and influence.

Birding For All (Formerly Disabled Birders Association)

Website

The Disabled Birders Association was founded on 1st April 2000 - an auspicious date, but one which should not be taken to mean that our purpose is in anyway frivolous. The DBA is an international movement to promote access to reserves and other birding places and to a range of services so that people with special needs can follow the birding obsession as freely as able-bodied people. In 2011 we changed our name to Birding For All to stress our inclusive nature..

Earthwatch

Website

Earthwatch Institute operates on a very simple but radical notion: that if you fully involve the general public in the process of science, you not only give them understanding, you give the world a future. The mission of the Earthwatch Institute is to promote sustainable conservation of our natural resources and cultural heritage by creating partnerships between scientists, educators and the general public.

Hawkwatch International

Website

This is the internet home of the Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA); a network of people who enjoy the systematic counting of migrating hawks for the fun of it and for the contribution it may make to the conservation of these magnificent creatures.

International Osprey Foundation

Website

The International Osprey Foundation, Inc., a non-profit corporation, is dedicated to the continuing recovery and preservation of the osprey, others in the raptor family, wildlife and the environment as a whole. The Foundation conducts monitoring activities, and accumulates data specific to the breeding activities of the osprey population.

International Wader Study Group

Website

The International Wader Study Group (IWSG) is an association of amateurs and professionals from all parts of the world interested in Charadrii (waders or shorebirds). Membership of the WSG is currently over 650 worldwide. Members can be found in over 50 countries around the world, including all European countries and the Americas, Asia, Africa and Australasia. The interests of the group have diversified from its original focus from ringing and migration-related studies to embrace all aspects of wader biology...

Neotropical Bird Club (South America)

Website

Neotropical Bird Club, UK registered charity 1040130, has been established: to foster an interest in the birds of the Neotropics amongst birdwatchers throughout the world; to increase awareness of the importance of support for conservation in the region...

Oriental Bird Club (Asia)

Website

Oriental Bird Club, UK registered charity 297242, has been established for ornithologists throughout the world, both amateur and professional, who share a common interest in the region`s birds and wish to assist in their conservation.

Ornithological Society of the Middle East

Website

The Ornithological Society of the Middle East was formed in April 1978 as a successor to the Ornithological Society of Turkey. Its aims are as follows: To collect, collate and publish ornithological data on birds of the Middle East. To encourage an interest in and conservation of birds of the Middle East. To assist environmental and conservation organisations and natural history societies in and concerned with ornithological studies and activities in the Middle East.

Pacific Seabird Group

Website

The Pacific Seabird Group (PSG) is a society of professional seabird researchers and managers dedicated to the study and conservation of seabirds. PSG was formed in 1972 out of a need for increased communication among academic and government seabird researchers. The principle goals of PSG are (1) to increase the quality and quantity of seabird research through facilitating exchange of information and (2) to identify and assess the importance of threats to seabird populations and provide government agencies and others with expert advice on managing the threats and populations.

Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds

Website

The Society for the Conservation and Study of Caribbean Birds (SCSCB) is the largest single regional organization committed to the conservation of wild birds and their habitats in the Greater Caribbean region, including Bermuda, the Bahamas and all islands within the Caribbean basin. The overarching objective of the SCSCB is to increase the ability of Caribbean ornithologists, resource managers, conservation organizations, institutions, and local citizens to conserve the birds of the Caribbean and their habitats...

Wader Quest

Website

It is vital to to take action to prevent the Spoon-billed Sandpiper from becoming extinct. Wader Quest is an attempt to raise money and awareness to the plight of, not just these tiny wanderers but of wader species worldwide...

Waterbird Society

Website

Scientific Study and Conservation of the World`s Waterbirds...

Western Atlantic Shorebird Association

Website

The first research project to be part of WASA is the International Banding Project which is being led by Professor Allan Baker, Canada and Patricia M. González, Argentina. This project is colour-banding Red Knots (Calidris canutus rufa); Sanderlings (Calidris alba) and Ruddy Turnstones (Arenaria interpres) along the Atlantic coast of the Americas in an effort to establish their migratory strategies.

World Land Trust

Website

The World Land Trust is a UK based conservation charity, concerned with the protection of the world`s most biologically important and threatened habitats. Our mission is to: Protect and sustainably manage natural ecosystems of the world, to conserve their biological diversity, with emphasis on threatened habitats and endangered species. To develop partnerships with local individuals, communities and organisations to engage support and commitment among the people living in the project areas. To raise awareness in the UK and elsewhere, of the need for conservation, to improve understanding and generate support through education, information and fund raising...

World Land Trust US (also known as World Parks)

Website

The World Parks Endowment provides the opportunity to buy rainforest land and establish new protected areas that conserve rainforests and other sites of high biodiversity value. Our projects target lands that conserve rare or endangered species, and are low in price, so that a minimum amount of funds protect high priority areas. Today, our purchases average about $65 per acre. World Parks also creates endowment funds for tropical park protection and management, to ensure that parks continue to preserve the species and natural resources for which they were created...

World Sparrow Day - March 20

Website

The diminutive house sparrow (Passer domesticus) is perhaps one of the earliest birds you can remember from your childhood. Their nests dotted almost every house in the neighbourhood as well as public places like bus bays and railway stations, where they lived in colonies and survived on food grains and tiny worms. Many bird watchers and ornithologists recall with fondness how the house sparrow gave flight to their passion for observing birds...

Worldbirds

Website

Help conservation - send in your observations to a new world-wide database...

Birding Site Guide

Website
This is a new, free access, no registration, no log-in website for birders. The site is designed to provide birders with free, up-to-date, comprehensive information on birding sites (often with lists) from around the world, from national parks to undesignated local patches, anywhere that is good for birding! You can also submit sites...

Wetlands International

Website
Wetlands International is a leading global non-profit organisation dedicated solely to the crucial work of wetland conservation and sustainable management. Well-established networks of experts and close partnerships with key organisations provide Wetlands International with the essential tools for catalysing conservation activities worldwide. Our activities are based on sound science and have been carried out in over 120 countries...

CloudBirders
Trip Report Repository
CloudBirders was created by a group of Belgian world birding enthusiasts and went live on 21st of March 2013. They provide a large and growing database of birding trip reports, complemented with extensive search, voting and statistical features�

Printable Bird Checklists

Report

A very useful service this with a growing number of printable checklists for many countries around the world. The only free and easily accessible site for checklists that I know of.

The Whole Wide World

Report

Bill & Doreen Stair's terrific diary of a round the world birding trip. Full of great info for birders but written in a wonderful style from the laconic Bill (a Brit) and his lyrical wife Doreen (a Yank)... Fatbirder recommended.

Birders Hosting Birders

Information

Join our network of birding enthusiasts who love to travel as much as you. We are a community of birders who have agreed to open our homes to birders like you from around the world. In exchange, when you join our network, you could serve as host to a visiting birder to your town…

GuidedBirding - The International Bird Guiding Register

Guides

Many travellers seek the services of a competent guide to help them find the birds in areas across the globe that are new, exciting but frustratingly unfamiliar to them. One of the biggest problems that travellers face is how to find that guide. Up until now that is... GuidedBirding.com is a new and innovative website developed to provide a single resource on the Web for locating a reliable guide in countries across the world. A valuable, and much needed point of contact that is beneficial to both traveller and guide...

World Birders

Guides

Here at World Birders we aim to provide a guiding service for birders that wish to see as many species as possible during the duration of their holiday. We will use expert local guides and experienced ground agents to ensure that the trip runs as smoothly as possible and all the best stake outs are visited. Special efforts will be made to see endemic or endangered species. The itineraries will make the most of the hours of daylight as well as making a big effort to see any nocturnal species which may be there. We can organise trips to anywhere in the world, however remote, if there is a place that you wish to visit or a particular species that you need to see we can organise it for you...

AviMonde

To post to list:avimonde@openface.ca
List contact:jlaporte@mediom.qc.ca
To subscribe to list:majordomo@openface.ca
To unsubscribe:subscribe
subscribe AVIMONDE your e-mail address
Discusssion of birds - in French

BOU BirdTalk

Mailing List
To subscribe to list:BOU_birdtalk-subscribe@yahoogroups.co.uk
To unsubscribe:Subscribe
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The BOU has set up a new email discussion group for ornithologists around the globe. The aim of BOU BirdTalk is to encourage the discussion of scientific research amongst ornithologists and to provide a noticeboard for meetings, conferences, jobs, expeditions, publications, etc. The group is free to join and open to anyone interested in any aspect of ornithology.

ZooChat

Mailing List
Zoo Community, Discussion Forums and Photo Galleries - Welcome to ZooChat, the world's largest community built especially for zoo and animal conservation enthusiasts. Our discussion forums are full of fascinating information and news about zoos and animals, and our amazing collection of photographs of animals and zoos worldwide is unsurpassed. You may also find our zoo maps interesting and useful, and our chatroom is a great place to hang out and talk about your favourite zoos. Be sure to check out our site statistics and read more about ZooChat...

Birds of the World

Blog

The photographic memoir of a wandering bird biologist. A photographic species checklist of birds which I have worked with over the past years across the world. Hopefully other birders can use this for an ID resource, trip planning, or just curiosity about species diversity across the world...

*BirdingPal

Website

Birdingpal is the international site that brings together birders using instant on-line access. Birders are special people, who reach out to make new friends all around the world. Through our hospitality the world becomes a better place. Just like Pen Pals say... A stranger is just a friend you haven`t met yet. MEET A BIRDING PAL, BE A BIRDING PAL.

All Birds Wiki

Website

All Birds Wiki: this wiki is about an alternative universe not much different than our world. Here, birds are treated like living things, unlike other websites, even if they are made up! If you have a made up species that's not too ridiculous, feel free to start a new page. I'll look it over and approve it. If you're not good with scientific names, feel free to check out the category: "birds by common name". I'll help you sort out your species, if you want.

American Birding Association

Website

American Birding Association - North America`s largest membership organisation for active birders - providing leadership to field birders by increasing their knowledge, skills, and enjoyment of birding, and by contributing to bird conservation.

American Ornithologists Union

Website

Founded in 1883, the American Ornithologists Union is the oldest and largest organisation in the New World devoted to the scientific study of birds. Although the A.O.U. primarily is a professional organisation, its membership of about 4,000 includes many amateurs dedicated to the advancement of ornithological science

Association of European Rarities

Website

With the ever increasing popularity of birdwatching in Europe, there has been a growing desire to link together the activity and the expertise of national bird rarities committees in some way. To fulfil the need, representatives of many European rarities committees came together in 1993 on the German island of Helgoland, where the decision was made to create AERC.

Bird Links to the World

Website

One of the biggest link sites there is with, at the last count, over 6000 links to birding webpages.

Birder

Website

You love wild birds and birdwatching and we are happy you found us! Birding is the most extensive section of this site. You will find checklists, which span the globe, birding Hot Spots, and rare bird alert phone numbers. In the Backyard Birders section you can also find information on seeds to attract birds, building bird houses, and links to home pages of other bird watchers.

Birding Hotspots around the World

Website

These links go directly to information on specific birding hotspots around the world, local site guides, etc. Although these links can’t replace knowing a fellow birder in the location you’re going to, they can certainly help! This enthusiastic individual has constructed one of the top five birding websites in the world! Fatbirder recommended. In fact its probably my favourite site, apart from Fatbirder of course!

Birding Site Guide

Website

The site is designed to provide birders with free, up-to-date, comprehensive information on birding sites (often with lists) from around the world, from national parks to undesignated local patches, anywhere that is good for birding!

Birding.Com

Website

One of the world`s best this. A site set up by Peter Thayer, best known for Thayer birding software. This is a terrific site with all sorts of features to numerous to mention. It is also a very dynamic site with new pages, features and additions every time I visit… a fatbirder favourite.

Birding24/7

Website

Social bird-watching powered by birding news from around the web - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Using all the latest tech trends to our advantage…

Birdlist.org

Website

Checklists of birds... A completely new web site, hosted by the World institute for conservation and environment...

British Ornithologists Union

Website

The British Ornithologists Union aims to encourage the study of birds in Britain, Europe and throughout the world, in order to understand their biology and to aid their conservation.

British Trust for Ornithology

Website

Please look around our site. Discover what we do and why we are world leaders in wild bird research, thanks to our volunteers, members and funders. Thousands of members and volunteers take part in BTO projects, helping both campaigners and decision-makers to monitor the fortunes of our birds and to understand how they can best be conserved.

Gay Birders Club

Website

If you are gay or lesbian, if you enjoy birdwatching - or would like to, why not find out more about the Gay Birders Club by exploring this web site.

Global Wildlife

Website

Global Wildlife is a new and invaluable resource for everyone interested in wildlife, travel and the environment. Whether you have a casual interest in wildlife or you are a serious amateur or professional interested in birds...

Green Birding

Website

GreenBirding is caring for the habitats that birds live in close to our homes so that we can enjoy them longer. It encourages us to become experts on the wildlife close to where we live, on our patches. It does not involve lengthy carbon-emitting car trips hunting rarities. It just makes sense. Please help spread this idea in the birding community by registering your name - thank you...

Hawk Conservancy

Website

Find out more about the important work being done here, and about the fascinating world of raptors - birds of prey.

National Audubon Society (US)

Website

The mission of the National Audubon Society is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife for the benefit of humanity and the earth`s biological diversity. Founded in 1905, the National Audubon Society is named for John James Audubon (1785-1851); famed ornithologist, explorer, and wildlife artist.

National Birdfeeding Society

Website

Consider live food for your summer birds. Breeding birds are partial to insects during the nesting season, so offer meal worms, which are beetle larvae, or a handful of grubs. To entice species not normally feeder visitors you can put the insects in a window tray, or simply put out a dish with sides high enough to restrict the wriggley creatures.

Nature Conservancy (US)

Website

The mission of Nature Conservancy is to preserve plants, animals and natural communities that represent the diversity of life on Earth by protecting the lands and waters they need to survive.

Ornithological Council (US)

Website

The Council and its members: Link the scientific community with public and private decision-makers; Provide timely information about birds to help ensure scientifically-based decisions, policies, and management actions; Inform ornithologists of proposals and actions that affect birds or the study of birds; Speak for scientific ornithology on public issues.

Ornithology.com

Website

Ornithology.com is the premier site to begin a search for ornithological information. Its focus is the science of birds with emphasis on conservation and education. Although subjects and categories about birding are diversified, our environmental background and love for birds compels us to emphasize the main themes of Science, Research, Education and Conservation. We at ornithology.com are dedicated to bringing you the most up-to-date, dynamic, and information-filled website about ornithology and all related subjects.

Owl Pages

Website

Owls have fascinated man from time immemorial - to some cultures they are symbols of wisdom, while to others they are harbingers of doom and death. Here, the Owl Pages sheds some light on these mysterious creatures...

Rare Birds of the World

Website

168 Species are currently considered to have a critical conservation status by IUCN and BirdLife International. This generally means that these species are presumed to have a 50% chance of becoming extinct in the next five years. Four other species are considered to be extinct in the wild.

RSPB (UK)

Website

Welcome to the RSPB online. Have a look around the site to see why we are Europe`s largest wildlife conservation charity, supported by over 1,000,000 members, including over 150,000 under 18 years old.

The Urban Birder

Website

Birds are everywhere in the city, you just have to look... an excellent site proving the webmaster's maxim - never leave home without your bins...

Where to Watch Birds & Other Wildlife

Website

I hope the results presented on this website are good enough though to be a guiding light to the best places on the planet for birds and other wildlife, places where, unlike many others, birds and other wildlife still thrive. I also hope the information encourages you to visit at least some of the destinations presented and helps you to plan and execute successful and enjoyable trips to them. In turn, your visits may help to ensure that the habitats at the destinations you visit are conserved for the birds and other wildlife they support...

Wildfowl & Wetland Trust (UK)

Website

In 1946, The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) was founded on the banks of the River Severn at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire by the painter and naturalist, the late Sir Peter Scott. His aim was to establish a centre for the scientific study, public display and conservation of the wildfowl of the world. In 1973, Peter Scott became the first person to be knighted for services to conservation. WWTs mission - to save wetlands for wildlife and people - reflects the importance that is attached to bringing people and wetland wildlife together, for the benefit of both.

World Bird Info - Bird Data Project

Website

John Penhallurick brilliant and expanding database - I have been working for some time on what I hope will be the most comprehensive database about the birds of the world, both extant, and extinct since 1600. THIS IS A WORK IN PROGRESS AND FULL INFORMATION IS NOT YET AVAILABLE FOR ALL SPECIES! I will be updating the information in this database monthly...

World Birds

Website

Multi-media bird website photos, video, sound, data on over 9,500 species

Worldtwitch

Website

Welcome to Worldtwitch, a site for world birders. Since there are many websites covering birds and birding in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand, Worldtwitch excludes those regions from routine coverage. It is of course impossible to provide comprehensive information about birding in the rest of the world. My goal is modest -- to find and publish or link to useful information about world birding that is difficult to find. I have not attempted to duplicate the detailed reports in the publications of the Oriental, Neotropical and African Bird Clubs or the Ornithological Society of the Middle East and indeed highly recommend that readers join and support those fine organizations.

Library - Birds of the World

Gallery

Welcome to Birds of the World, here you will find all birds of the world, all their sounds + sonograms & pictures.

Library - Global Bird Photo Collection

Gallery

Welcome to the Global Bird Photos Collection Web Site...

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