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1. A bird watcher.
a. A breeder of birds.
b. A hunter of birds.
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(Other Non-sporting Hobbies) another name for a bird-watcher
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(ˈbɜr dər)

1. a bird-watcher.
2. a person who raises birds.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.birder - a person who identifies and studies birds in their natural habitatsbirder - a person who identifies and studies birds in their natural habitats
amateur - someone who pursues a study or sport as a pastime
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nVogelbeobachter(in) m(f)
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