American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A bird watcher.
- n. A breeder of birds.
- n. A hunter of birds.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bird-catcher; a fowler.
- n. One who breeds birds.
- n. A local English name of the wild cat.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A birdcatcher.
- n. a birdwatcher.
- n. a person who identifies and studies birds in their natural habitats
“Well, over the years, I have grown more comfortable with the word birder, and have even come to consider myself one, but I still think that there's much more to birding than simply ticking off species on a checklist.”
“According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary 2002, the word birder is a noun dating from the 15th century.”
“Merriam-Webster Online (which suggests that bird watcher be hyphenated) dates its origin to 1905 but does not provide a definition, considering it to be synonymous with its second meaning for the word birder (i.e., a person who birds).”
“In my mind, I associated the word birder with bird lister, someone who's interest was primarily in compiling lists of the birds he or she had seen in a particular year, State, or country.”
“Now I - and I suspect many of you - consider myself a "birder" albeit a casual one.”
“I became an avid shell collector and bird watcher (that was before the term "birder" was coined), and I still enjoy these hobbies.”
“I’m a lesser birder, which is to say I love seeing birds and even learning more about them, but I’m mostly here to stare open-mouthed at the beauty of the world.”
“While I don't consider myself a full-fledged "birder," I do have a keen interest in knowing about the ones that come to my yard, as well as those that I see while hiking here in Colorado.”
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