waterbird

noun
wa·​ter·​bird | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌbərd How to pronounce waterbird (audio) , ˈwä-\

Definition of waterbird

: a swimming or wading bird

Examples of waterbird in a Sentence

gulls, ducks, and other waterbirds

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Wildlife Drive is also a good way to view a wide variety of waterbirds and shorebirds, as well as alligators, marsh rabbits, and the occasional otter. Visit Florida, Discover Magazine, "THE BEACHES OF FORT MYERS & SANIBEL: Reconnect with nature," 11 June 2019 Wildlife Drive is also a good way to view a wide variety of waterbirds and shorebirds, as well as alligators, marsh rabbits, and the occasional otter. Visit Florida, Discover Magazine, "THE BEACHES OF FORT MYERS & SANIBEL: Reconnect with nature," 5 June 2019 Black skimmers, a strikingly colored waterbird with a singularly identifiable bill, have seen their population in Texas decline by as much as 70 percent over the past 30 years. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Cow Trap Lake Project a success on multiple levels," 10 May 2018 The islands also are used as nesting sites by least terns, Forster’s terns, oystercatchers and other waterbirds. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Cow Trap Lake Project a success on multiple levels," 10 May 2018 In 2015, the first spring after the nesting islands were built, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service biologists documented 181 nesting pairs of colonial waterbirds nesting on the two islands. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, "Cow Trap Lake Project a success on multiple levels," 10 May 2018 Often regarded as pests, Canada Geese are big waterbirds with long necks, large bodies and large webbed feet. Elissa Robinson, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan hunting 101: What to hunt, best places to do it," 23 Aug. 2017 Mývatn, one of Europe’s most important waterbird habitats, used to host the largest lake ball colonies on Earth. National Geographic, "One of the World's Most Unusual Plants Is Disappearing," 8 Sep. 2016 Meanwhile, the disease has killed thousands of waterbirds, as well as nearly 200 bald eagles and a handful of geese, hawks, owls, killdeer, and probably more avian species. National Geographic, "Deadly Brain Disease Is Driving Swamp Birds Insane," 18 May 2016

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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waterbird

noun

English Language Learners Definition of waterbird

: a bird that swims and lives in or near water

waterbird

noun
wa·​ter·​bird | \ ˈwȯ-tər-ˌbərd How to pronounce waterbird (audio) , ˈwä-\

Kids Definition of waterbird

: a swimming or wading bird

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