WebBirder - Birding software for any device

Welcome to WebBirder! WebBirder is the ONLY system endorsed by Fatbirder. Here at Fatbirder we have been pretty resistant to general listing programmes because they just haven’t met birders needs. We wanted far more, including flexibility, transferability, ease of use, free from platform restrictions, checklists, hit lists, alerts, locating birding sites. Now we have it, and much more, we want to share!

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An account can have any number of users, and every account has at least one user, the person who created the account. If your sightings are the only sightings you wish to track, you don't need to create additional users. If you want to track sightings of other users within this account, you can create a user for each person whose sightings will be tracked in the account.

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Create User

The WebBirder taxonomy is the complete list of birds, including common names, scientific names etc., that WebBirder supports. WebBirder supports both Clements/eBird v2016 and IOC v6.2. You can easily select which you prefer to use. The Clements / eBird is by far the most popular and contains a total of 15,301 species. Of the 15,301 species, 10,559 are full species and 3,089 are sub-species.

IMPORTANT: If you intend, now, or in the future, to import your sightings into eBird, or export from eBird, it is strongly recommended you use the Clements taxonomy as this is what eBird uses.

View Taxonomy

WebBirder allows you to override its taxonomy. You can't add to its taxonomy but you can change the common name, scientific name, family and/or order. Overriding the taxonomy requires the Professional edition of WebBirder.

Override Taxonomy

Clements is the default taxonomy of WebBirder. If you wish to switch taxonomies, click the link below. If you are currently using Clements, it will be switched to IOC. If you are currently using IOC, it will be switched to Clements.

Switch Taxonomy

WebBirder has a full suite of tools to allow you to manage all your sightings.

Manage Sightings

WebBirder contains checklists (species that can found at a particular location) for over 800 locations around the world. New checklists are added on a regular basis. An exciting feature of WebBirder is the ability to integrate a checklist with your personal sightings. In other words, you can generate a checklist for say Florida, USA and WebBirder will automatically indicate whether you have seen any of the birds in the Florida checklist, in Florida, or anywhere else, for any two points in time.

View Checklists

WebBirder also allows you to request custom checklists. Click the link below for more information on custom checklists.

Custom Checklists

WebBirder makes it very easy to keep track of life lists. Each location in WebBirder can have a life list generated for it for each individual user, or for the account as a whole. Any life list can also span a range of dates.

Life Lists

WebBirder has a very unique and powerful feature called Life List Comparisons. This allows you to compare your life life for a particular location for multiple periods of time. For example, you can compare your Florida life list, year by year, quarter by quarter, month by month or week by week, for any two points in time.

Life List Comparisons

WebBirder can show you tens of thousands of places to go birding around the world. Currently WebBirder has comprehensive birding sites for 370 regions around the world. More are being added all the time.

Is there a place you'd like to go birding that we don't yet have coverage? Please let us know! WebBirder@Fatbirder.com

Find Birding Sites

WebBirder can show you what birders are recording almost as they occur. You decide what your target area is, and then decide if you want to see all sightings there or just rare / unusual sightings. You can also ask WebBirder to show where the nearest sightings of a particular species occured!

Would you like to see recent sightings anywhere in the world?

Find Recent Sightings

Would you like to see rare/unusual sightings anywhere in the world?

Find Rare/Unusual Sightings

Would you like to find the nearest locations where a particular species has been seen anywhere in the world?

Find Nearest Sightings

WebBirder allows to create alerts which notify you when a certain species has been seen within a certain radius of a desired location.

Specific Sighting Alerts

WebBirder allows to create alerts which notify you when any species has been seen within a certain radius of a desired location.

All Sightings Alerts

WebBirder allows to create alerts which notify you when rare or unusual species have been seen within a certain radius of a desired location.

Rare / Unusual Alerts

WebBirder has the most complete and up to date birding and nature related news on the Web!

Birding News

Got a question about a bird you cannot identify or a question regarding bird behavior, migration, feeding, nesting or almost anything birding related? Perhaps you can help someone else with a birding question. Ask the Fatbirder / WebBirder community!

Ask the Community

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WAND is the one-stop-shop for all nature and wildlife lovers looking to travel to destinations at home and overseas to watch wildlife whether it’s to watch birds or butterflies, whales or wallabies, or to see orang-utans or orchids! Whatever part of the wild world interests you WAND hopes to put you in touch with guides, tour companies, wildlife friendly restaurants, accommodations, transport companies or trip boating companies.

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