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birder

bur der

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • His best-selling Guide made David Allen Sibley America's most famous birder.
News & Articles

  • 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 …
    June 20, 2013 - The Register-Guard
  • 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 …
    June 20, 2013 - The Register-Guard
  • 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.
    June 19, 2013 - Washington Examiner
Quotes

  • David Atlee Phillips in AFP
    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...
  • Henry Paulson in Bloomberg
    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."

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