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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Southeast of Williams, a string of fishing holes hiding on the north rim of Sycamore Canyon Wilderness attracts anglers, wildlife watchers, birders, runners and day hikers in search of atypical forest treks. Mare Czinar, azcentral, "Fun summer hikes in Arizona: These hidden little lakes attract wildlife, hikers and anglers," 5 July 2019 As word circulated that spoonbills had taken up residence in Central Florida, birders, photographers and tourists started showing up. Anders Gyllenhaal,, "For one rare bird, flight from South Florida’s changing climate sparks a surprising revival," 29 June 2019 But Swain does it, over and over, leaving Shipley and Seibel, both veteran birders, shaking their heads in amazement. Billy Baker,, "‘Bird nerds’ assemble at Mass Audubon’s Bird-a-thon," 4 June 2019 Cossart-Daly, a civil rights and environmental lawyer, was tasked with expanding the Hollister Ranch Managed Access Program, which hosts tide pool trips for schoolchildren and tours for birders, botanists and researchers. San Diego Union-Tribune, "A look behind the Hollister Ranch gates. Will the public ever access these exclusive beaches?," 12 Apr. 2019 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

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First Known Use of birder

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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