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  • n. A person who observes or identifies wild birds in their natural environment.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. one who enjoys watching birds, especially to find and identify a variety of birds in their natural habitats; a birder{2}.

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

  • n. a zoologist who studies birds
  • n. a person who identifies and studies birds in their natural habitats


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  • Amy Hooper of Wildbird on the Fly recently posted a couple of entries on the origin and relative use of the terms "birdwatcher" and "birder."

    Birdwatcher or Birder: Which Are You . . . And Does It Really Matter?

  • Seriously, I probably don't fit the definition of a birdwatcher, but I've been paying a lot more attention to our non-game feathered friends since I took up amature wildlife photography.

    Are You A Birdwatcher?

  • Yes I am a birdwatcher and keep my bird identification book handy.

    Are You A Birdwatcher?

  • I consider myself a birdwatcher, and a deer watcher and a turkey watcher.

    Are You A Birdwatcher?

  • Belbo (UID#3882) on November 6th, 2009 at 8: 57 am become an avid amateur birdwatcher real quick.

    happy biker | My[confined]Space

  • David is an Environmental Geoscientist, avid reader, birdwatcher and full-time entertainer for a 5 year old boy.

    Reality Bites… but Not Too Hard « Write Anything

  • What was wrong with birdwatcher or nature hiker or just effing LOST?!

    Etched in Bone

  • If a birdwatcher can have a 'big year,' why not a lepidopterist?.

    Butterfly Quest

  • However, the first major scene between our two lead characters Stephen and Isabelle during a walk in a wood, presumably near Amiens, was somewhat dramatically interrupted for me a keen birdwatcher, by a very prominent and lengthy burst of charming 'birdsong' from a collared dove.

    Hugh Muir's diary

  • In the hope of following his parents into science, Wray majored in biology at Oberlin College, intending to become an ornithologist; in the end, he had to content himself with becoming a birdwatcher.

    John Wray biography


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