The best birdwatching websites

A round-up of some of the best birding websites


This website provides you with your local RSPB hides, the birds that should be around you, what time of year you might see them and how to maximise your viewing success. You can also set up a membership with the RSPB on the website to donate money and receive the monthly magazine and goodies.


Birds of Britain is a website that consists of over 450 pages and ever changing news stories about the latest bird watching information. It also includes a handy guide to where you might like to stay whilst bird watching and their proximity to the local reserves.
This website combines more than just birds, it also includes other worldwide wildlife, however as the title suggests, it is packed with birding information. From here it also provides you with links to other websites and opportunities to support bird conservation.
Fat birder is packed full of information on birds all around the world, it also provides you with a handy guide on what birds you might see whilst on holiday. Use the map of England to see what birds are in your county.
Running alongside the magazine, this website provides up to date information on the latest birding events and the most recent bird news. A great website that keeps you in touch with rare bird news and sightings as well as the up and coming gadgets for your camera/binoculars and tempting competitions.
Surfbirds provides you with blogs, articles, reports and photos. The interactive website allows you to expand your birding knowledge and gives you that added push to go outside and get watching.

A website to research and/or buy your bird watching equipment from. Choose from a variety of different types of lens covers, clothing, rucksacks and much more.