from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who observes and identifies birds in their natural surroundings.
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- n. Alternative spelling of birdwatcher.
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If either of the men should look up, it would be quite clear that an enraptured bird watcher had her attention luted on a point far removed from their conversation.