bird watcher

or bird·watch·er


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

Origin of bird watcher

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bird-watcher

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

    The Truth Behind Elder Rape|Noelle Howey|September 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
  • Under such conditions the pleasure of watching the birds is tempered by the physical discomfort to which the bird-watcher is put.

    Jungle Folk|Douglas Dewar

British Dictionary definitions for bird-watcher



a person who studies wild birds in their natural surroundings

Derived Forms

bird-watching, noun
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