[ burd-woch ]
/ ˈbɜrdˌwɒtʃ /
verb (used without object)
to identify wild birds and observe their actions and habits in their natural habitat as a recreation.
A Flamboyance Of Flamingos And Other Brilliant Bird Group NamesLet's take flight and review some of the most creative (and surprising) collective nouns of bird species.
Which Came First: Turkey The Bird, Or Turkey The Nation?The republic of Turkey (look north of Egypt, east of Greece) isn't exactly a breeding ground for the bird that Americans associate with Thanksgiving. In fact, the turkey is native to North America ... so, why do they share the same name?
Origin of bird-watch
First recorded in 1945–50; back formation from bird watcher
Related formsbird-watch·ing, noun
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