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 Birding groups and organizations often post photos on Instagram and Twitter, and some birders tag their images with #birdtwitter. Popular Science, "How to start birding in any US city," 18 Mar. 2020 For New York City birders, the duck seemed to illustrate the specifics of a global problem. Corey Kilgannon, New York Times, "Central Park Races to Save a Rare Duck Gagging on a Piece of Plastic," 24 Feb. 2020 Beyond the birders, few in the human horde that descends each year on the Cape come for the marshes — Great Marsh in Barnstable, the Sippewissett in Falmouth, Nauset in Eastham, and so many others., "A short documentary exploring climate change on Cape Cod," 26 Sep. 2019 With many birding hotspots closed and organized outings canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, birders have been forced to hang up their binoculars. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, "Take a Virtual Bird Walk With the Atlanta Audubon Society," 24 Apr. 2020 Created by birder Elizabeth Hargrave, the game is recognized for its scientific rigor, eye-catching illustrations and unique premise. Meilan Solly, Smithsonian Magazine, "Twelve Board Games You Can Play With Friends From Afar," 20 Apr. 2020 Christine’s Critters Burgeoning birders will especially appreciate Christine’s Critters, which is a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation facility live streaming every day at 11 a.m. ET on Facebook. Colleen Stinchcombe, Woman's Day, "21 Activities to Stream That’ll Keep Your Kids (and You) Occupied," 11 Apr. 2020 As an annual tradition, the Texas Master Naturalists Heartwood Chapter in The Woodlands and birders from all walks of life set aside a December day to participate in the annual Christmas Bird Count. Jamie Swinnerton, Houston Chronicle, "Christmas Bird Count still taking volunteers for Spring area," 5 Dec. 2019 Northeast birders, meanwhile, flock to Cape May National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey to see songbirds and shorebirds. Popular Science, "How to start birding in any US city," 18 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of birder

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Birder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2020.

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