The best websites for birdwatchers

A collection of the internet's best birdwatching resources; from event information to gear reviews.

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Published: January 13th, 2015 at 3:43 pm



Starting with the basics: the RSPB website is an excellent resource featuring identification guides, advice on bird watching equipment, and the best places to spot birds. It also has information on the charity’s aims and values, as well as ways that you can help local bird populations.

British Trust for Ornithology

The British Trust for Ornithology website is full of scientific information on bird populations, habitats, migration habits and much more. They run several surveys to monitor birds in the British Isles, in which volunteers can take part. The trust also heads up National Nest Box Week – a campaign to provide more homes for nesting birds.

Bird Guides

A subscription-based database of the best bird watching sites in the UK and Ireland, including grid references, photos and accounts of recent sightings.

Bird Guides Forum

Bird watching forum, including discussions about sightings and equipment reviews.

Bird Fair

This website contains all the information you could need about Birdfair - ‘The Bird Watcher’s Glastonbury’. Run annually in August, the fair includes trade stands, lectures and exhibitions.

Fat Birder

Provides information about birds the world over – the perfect resource to help keep track of your holiday sightings, or just to provide facts on the birds in your own back garden.

Bird Watching


This website supplements Bird Watching Magazine by providing access to the latest birding news and events, as well as competitions and reports on the latest gadgets.



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