birder birder  /ˈbɜr dər/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a person who identifies and studies birds in their natural habitats

Usage(s):

  1. Normally a birder starts in the backyard or a nearby wood, sees all the local birds, then graduates to more and more travel in search of new species.
  2. To the true birder, that is the kind of challenge that compensates for the long, cold hours, the waiting, the superior smile of more lethal sportsmen.
  3. His best-selling Guide made David Allen Sibley America's most famous birder.

News

  1. Citizen science

    An Oregon State University professor is recruiting citizen scientists to fan out across Oregon and report what birds they see. Doug Robinson, an associate professor in the Fisheries and Wildlife Department, is hoping for a legion of volunteers — including many from Lane County where birders are rife — to …
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Register-Guard

  2. OSU professor puts out the call for amateur birders

    An Oregon State University professor is recruiting citizen scientists to fan out across Oregon and report what birds they see. Doug Robinson, an associate professor in the Fisheries and Wildlife Department, is hoping for a legion of volunteers — including many from Lane County where birders are rife — to …
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Register-Guard

  3. South Texas youngsters help with bird count

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Eight-year-old Irene De La Fuente is already working toward her goal of becoming a superstar birder. And she says she wouldn't be able to do it without the help of the Children's Museum of Brownsville.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Washington Examiner

Quotes

  1. "I've attended birder meetings where people were ooh-ing and ah-ing about the sighting of birds that can only be found in books (in Canada)," Phillips said. "They eagerly await the opportunity to see a rare bird show up in their back yard or...
    on Jul 25, 2007 By: David Atlee Phillips Source: AFP

  2. "I haven't had a ceremony like this since I've been in Washington," Paulson said, with a laugh. "As a lifelong birder, though, this is very inspiring."
    on Jun 28, 2007 By: Henry Paulson Source: Bloomberg

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