a person who identifies and observes birds in their natural habitat as a recreation.
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 watcher
First recorded in 1900–05
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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.
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 Formsbird-watching, noun
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