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 Also last year, Amy Cooper, a white woman, was filmed in New York City’s Central Park calling the police on Christian Cooper, a Black birder, a viral exchange that was met with widespread condemnation. Nora Mishanec, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 June 2021 This simple statement sent me into deep contemplation until another birder appeared and said something awful., 20 May 2021 On the island, the birder can check off his/her list when identifying cormorants, boobies and frigate birds. Michael Alpiner, Forbes, 16 May 2021 Lowry Hill gem 'with so much character' restored to former glory: An avid birder poured sweat, heart and a lot of emotion into a six-bedroom, five-bath Minneapolis home. Matt Delong, Star Tribune, 3 May 2021 Barrett, an experienced birder and the force behind the wildly popular Twitter account Manhattan Bird Alert, immediately understood just how rare a sighting this was: A snowy owl hasn’t graced New York City since 1890. Sara Harrison, Wired, 18 Feb. 2021 But to a perceptive birder like Gibson, the neighborhood pond is an expanse of new birds. Anchorage Daily News, 24 Apr. 2021 Instead of trekking into the forests of Canada, a birder can fly into the Duluth airport and within an hour be in the old-growth tamarack and black spruce bogs, which the owls favor. Richard Chin, Star Tribune, 31 Mar. 2021 Learning the voices of birds is a challenge, said Peter Alden, naturalist, birder, and author from Spark Birding, a bird-watching organization founded by Alden and his colleague, Chris Bensley, based in Sandwich, N.H., 23 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of birder

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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13 Jun 2021

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“Birder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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