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

Definition of birder

1 : a person who observes or identifies wild birds in their habitats
2 : a catcher or hunter of birds especially for market

Examples of birder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bill Young, the birder who led me around on a recent morning, works with Ashley Bradford on a website devoted to the park: John Kelly, Washington Post, 5 July 2022 An experienced birder on the outing pointed out a black tern flying in the distance. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 May 2022 Snetsinger was a birder and is said to have been the first person in the world to see and identify more than 8,000 bird species, according to community organizers involved with helping to bring the garden to the area. Karie Angell Luc, Chicago Tribune, 28 June 2022 Life-long birder Christian Cooper takes a moment to watch the distant shorebird activity at the Sonny Bono Salton Sea National Wildlife Refuge, CA. Michael Roppolo, CBS News, 20 May 2022 Soon after a white woman walking her dog called the police on Black birder Christian Cooper in New York City’s Central Park in May 2020 — a disturbing call that went viral in an online video — a cohort of activists developed Black Birders Week. Maya Richard-craven, Los Angeles Times, 9 May 2022 Lauren Evans bid with hopes of giving her partner, Chris Cornelius, an avid birder, the chance to participate. Marc Lester, Anchorage Daily News, 24 May 2022 Meyer, then 15, is an avid birder who was working on attaining the rank of Eagle Scout. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 19 May 2022 Bear Divide was first noticed as a key migration spot in 2016 by Dan Maxwell, Terrill’s friend and birder. Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of birder

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Birder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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