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English definition of “birdwatching”


noun [U]     /ˈbɜːdˌwɒtʃ.ɪŋ/ US  /ˈbɝːdˌwɑː.tʃɪŋ/
the hobby of studying wild birds in their natural environment Ornithology and bird-watching birdwatcher     /-ˌwɒtʃ.ər/ US  /-ˌwɑː.tʃɚ/ noun [C] Ornithology and bird-watching
(Definition of birdwatching noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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