Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A bird watcher.
  • noun A breeder of birds.
  • noun A hunter of birds.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bird-catcher; a fowler.
  • noun One who breeds birds.
  • noun A local English name of the wild cat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A birdcatcher.
  • noun a birdwatcher.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a birdwatcher
  • noun a person who hunts birds

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who identifies and studies birds in their natural habitats

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    Birder or Bird Watcher?

  • According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary 2002, the word birder is a noun dating from the 15th century.

    Archive 2002-03-01

  • 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).

    Birder or Bird Watcher?

  • According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary 2002, the word birder is a noun dating from the 15th century.

    Birder or Bird Watcher?

  • 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.

    Archive 2002-03-01

  • 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).

    Archive 2002-03-01

  • 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.

    Birder or Bird Watcher?

  • Best known as a birder's paradise, Borolos also hides a hint of history in its serene setting.

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  • Now I - and I suspect many of you - consider myself a "birder" albeit a casual one.

    Holy Grails

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