April 15, 2011 (Vol. 31, No. 8)
Strong Points: Immense amount of information, links
Weak Points: None
This is a website that is so jam-packed with information that it can only be described as…fat. Fatbirder is a veritable gold mine for bird enthusiasts around the globe. From an interactive map, visitors can click to country-specific pages that could very well be described as “fat” websites on their own. There is general birding information for that country, links to top sites, numbers and names of endemic species, useful reading, links to societies and other organizations in the region, names of reserves (need I go on?) and, well, you get the idea. Beyond the country-specific pages, there are pages for miscellany and fun, bird news, travel, and bird families, among others. Bird enthusiasts—you would be cuckoo not to check out this awesome website!