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bird watcher

or birdwatcher

noun

  1. a person who identifies and observes birds in their natural habitat as a recreation.


bird-watcher

noun

  1. a person who studies wild birds in their natural surroundings


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Derived Forms

  • ˈbird-ˌwatching, noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bird watcher1

First recorded in 1900–05

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Example Sentences

“Citizen scientists, bird watchers and people with dogs knew this behavior much more than the scientists themselves,” says Mark Hauber.

He is a bird watcher, a dog lover, and a man whose heart is too large for his country and his own good.

The rape of a 73-year-old bird-watcher in Central Park this week ignited shock around the world.

A man police identify as Mitchell was still lurking in the park two weeks ago, when a 73-year-old bird watcher came upon him.

Under such conditions the pleasure of watching the birds is tempered by the physical discomfort to which the bird-watcher is put.

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