bird·​er ˈbər-dər How to pronounce birder (audio)
: a person who observes or identifies wild birds in their habitats
: a catcher or hunter of birds especially for market

Examples of birder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Pugsley Creek Park, the Bronx Seven Underappreciated Birding Spots in New York - The New York Times Haley Scott, a birder and environmentalist from the Bronx, said that this park, where the East River meets Westchester Creek, truly meets the definition of underappreciated. Dodai Stewart, New York Times, 6 June 2023 The incident and its resulting headlines thrust Cooper into the spotlight, and the Black birder has used the access to a broader audience to advocate for safer green spaces for all. Lizzy Rosenberg, Peoplemag, 2 Nov. 2023 The organization’s decision is a response to pressure from birders to redress the recognition of historical figures with racist or colonial pasts. Katrina Miller, New York Times, 1 Nov. 2023 Following the Florida sightings, flamingos scattered across the U.S., and birders on social media went into a frenzy, sharing news of unexpected sightings, per USA Today. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 25 Sep. 2023 Anyone is welcome to be part of the effort, and new birders are often teamed up with veterans. Ernie Cowan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Oct. 2023 Cooper, a Black man and an avid birder, asked the woman to leash her dog, as the law required, so as not to disturb the wildlife. Barbara Spindel, The Christian Science Monitor, 20 Sep. 2023 Houses with bird feeders near windows have significantly more collisions; current advice is to keep birders three feet or closer to a window (or beyond 30 feet) to reduce window collisions. Melissa Breyer, Treehugger, 12 July 2023 For birders without benefit of a guide, there are popular apps like eBird and Merlin Bird ID to help find and identify birds. Hadley Meares, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of birder was in the 14th century

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“Birder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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