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

Examples of birder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This problem came into sharp focus last month when a Black birder, Christian Cooper, was harassed by a white woman while birdwatching in New York City’s Central Park. Richard Mertens, The Christian Science Monitor, "Lockdowns are turning cooped-up residents into citizen scientists," 1 July 2020 Mercer Gardens offers bird survey event Local longtime birder Paul Gregg and staff member Christy Jones will lead the monthly bird survey at Mercer Botanic Gardens at 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on June 25. Brandon Moeller, Houston Chronicle, "June 25-July4: Live music, firework shows planned in northwest Houston area," 24 June 2020 According to a birder named Sebas Vieira Uribe who was there with us that day, the site had been home to about 100 frailejón plants. Alexandra Ossola, Quartz, "To save a nearly extinct bird, Colombians are rethinking one of their biggest economic engines," 13 June 2020 Christopher Cooper, the black birder in Central Park, was one such example. cleveland, "Is identifying the Cleveland looters from May 30th the best use of police resources? Thoughts from the subscribers," 14 June 2020 It was thought to be extinct—until, in 2018, an amateur birder rediscovered it in a town nearby. Alexandra Ossola, Quartz, "To save a nearly extinct bird, Colombians are rethinking one of their biggest economic engines," 13 June 2020 The Nest sells wild bird gifts, home decor and garden art, along with products for the serious birder, including feeders, suet and high-quality seed. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Nest, a new birding store, just opened in Greendale," 10 June 2020 John Katko’s office who marks herself as a birder from going to these birding events. Andrea Thompson, Scientific American, "Black Birders Call Out Racism, Say Nature Should Be For Everyone," 5 June 2020 But when Christian Cooper, a black birder in New York City, was threatened by a white woman in Central Park, their focus turned to the avian-minded among them. Aj Willingham, CNN, "In a time of sorrow, black joy needs to be seen as much as black pain. These scientists are showing it, with birds," 3 June 2020

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First Known Use of birder

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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6 Jul 2020

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“Birder.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/birder. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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