birdlife

noun

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

Examples of birdlife in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The local elders still recall a time when the birdlife was so plentiful that the sky was dark with magpie geese. Bianca Nogrady, WIRED, 19 Mar. 2024 Along the way, an interpretive naturalist will explain dolphin behavior and point out the local birdlife. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, 10 Feb. 2024 The company has dedicated birdlife experts on board to ensure trekkers do not miss any fascinating sightings. Sandra MacGregor, Forbes, 3 May 2023 Photographers were competing for eight prizes across five divisions, and their images depicted birdlife from all 50 U.S. states as well as eight Canadian provinces and territories. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 28 June 2023 Photographers competed for eight prizes across five divisions, and more than 2,200 images depicting birdlife from all 50 states and eight Canadian provinces and territories were judged. Alan Taylor, The Atlantic, 21 June 2023 Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park’s walking trails wind through a fossilized reef and hardwood hammock, and the former quarry is also home to some amazing birdlife, including herons and brown pelicans. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 June 2023 From fearsome raptors to pint-sized passerines, the wealth of birdlife encountered during this cruise is truly marvelous—and the fascinating cultural perspectives, stunning landscapes, and lavish on-ship accommodations all add to the overall charm. Jared Ranahan, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2023 The British public was utterly ignorant of birdlife at the start of the campaign. Mary Jo Dilonardo, Treehugger, 25 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1834, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of birdlife was in 1834

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“Birdlife.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/birdlife. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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