birder

noun
bird·​er | \ ˈbər-dər How to pronounce birder (audio) \

Definition of birder

1 : a catcher or hunter of birds especially for market
2 : a person who birds

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But the elision of bird-birder-birding somehow touched the beyond, and birding is now the word of choice.... Laura Jacobs, WSJ, "Book Review: Why Birders Flock Together," 17 May 2019 For almost every in-the-know birder, this means at least one stop at Latta Park in Dilworth. Taylor Piephoff, charlotteobserver, "Brightly plumaged migrants rest up at Latta Park in Dilworth | Charlotte Observer," 29 Apr. 2018 Even very experienced birders often fail to positively identify an individual, even with a good look. Taylor Piephoff, charlotteobserver, "Willow flycatchers are maddingly difficult to identify in the field," 13 June 2018 If dad isn't a birder, pick a bird before heading out, choose a spot to look for it, and place a wager on who sees it first. The Editors, Outside Online, "The Best Father's Day Gifts Money Can't Buy," 30 May 2018 Winding sylvan trails in the small reserves allow birders to approach these normally elusive birds up close. Bruce M. Beehler, Smithsonian, "Thirty-Seven Warblers in a Hundred Days," 16 Apr. 2018 The refuge is home to more than 400 species of birds, 450 types of native plants, and half of the butterflies seen in the U.S., attracting more than 165,000 visitors per year - most of them birders. James F. Mccarty, cleveland.com, "Eco-tourists enjoy Rio Grande Valley as threat of a border wall threatens habitat," 15 Apr. 2018 Last year, hundreds of birders flocked to the coast after a rare Ross’s gull was seen in Pillar Point Harbor. Jill K. Robinson, SFChronicle.com, "5 places to spot birds in Half Moon Bay," 12 July 2018 Late June through July is the slowest time of the year on this birder’s calendar. Taylor Piephoff, charlotteobserver, "Bird activity slows this time of year, but it’ll pick up soon," 27 June 2018

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First Known Use of birder

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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