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
Recent Examples on the Web This is in part because of the management strategy in place for protecting nesting and breeding areas for waterfowl, shorebirds and waterbirds. Joseph Albanese, Outdoor Life, "13 of the Best Public Lands Near Big Cities," 9 Mar. 2020 The shells also provided a home for invertebrates to colonize—a bobbing waterbird buffet. Priyanka Runwal, Scientific American, "Repurposed Oyster Farm Bags Offer New Real Estate for Migratory Birds," 4 Mar. 2020 Thanks to its location along the famous Pacific Flyway migration route, the park hosts over 250 species of songbirds, waterbirds, and raptors. Shawnté Salabert, Outside Online, "The Ultimate Joshua Tree National Park Travel Guide," 28 Oct. 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," 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," 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," 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," 11 June 2019 The country has also joined the East Asian-Australasian Flyway Partnership, an alliance for the protection of migrating waterbirds. Victoria Kim, Los Angeles Times, "Can birds help connect North Korea to the world?," 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of waterbird

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Waterbird.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waterbird. Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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waterbird

noun
How to pronounce waterbird (audio)

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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