bird·​life | \ ˈbərd-ˌlīf How to pronounce birdlife (audio) \

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Recent Examples on the Web In other stories about family, a man who tries to act as if his ailing seventy-seven-year-old father is fine, takes him to Scotland to tour the birdlife, the castles, and the coastline., "This thing called life in Elizabeth McCracken’s ‘The Souvenir Museum’," 15 Apr. 2021 This rich presentation of the past, present, and future of Maine birdlife is a fitting memorial to Peter Vickery who devoted so much of his life to this project. Jim Williams, Star Tribune, "Similarities: Maine and Minnesota birds," 29 Oct. 2020 The first and most complete examination of Minnesota birdlife was written by Dr. Thomas Sadler Robbins, published in two volumes by the University of Minnesota Press in 1932. Jim Williams, Star Tribune, "Similarities: Maine and Minnesota birds," 29 Oct. 2020 The windy islands, inhabited by about 50,000 people and 80,000 sheep, draw visitors to their dramatic scenery, with waterfalls and abundant birdlife. Fox News, "Faroe Islands closing to tourists in April once again for 'working weekend,' major cleanup," 13 Nov. 2019 Closed to burial in 1970, the cemetery has since flourished as a semi-wild environment for rare birdlife, insects, and a notable variety of plants and fungi—many of which are rare in Britain, not only London. Simon Ingram, National Geographic, "Visit the world’s first National Park City," 26 July 2019 There are also copious birdlife and rare land creatures like the island fox, island spotted skunk, and island deer mouse. Joe Yogerst, National Geographic, "Top 10 wildlife encounters in parks," 9 Apr. 2019 There are two tidewater glaciers there, lots of waterfalls and birdlife. Scott Mcmurren, Anchorage Daily News, "It’s been a hot summer. Chill out with one of these Southcentral Alaska glacier excursions," 6 July 2019 Surprisingly, winter is an excellent time for viewing birdlife like bald eagles and snowy owls, which come down to New England from the Arctic to mate. Paul Rubio, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Things to Do in New England This Winter," 25 Jan. 2018

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1834, in the meaning defined above

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18 Apr 2021

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“Birdlife.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of birdlife

: the birds that live in a particular place

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