history of the term "birdwatching"

To: Denise Goodfellow <>
Subject: history of the term "birdwatching"
From: Andrew Taylor <>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2011 13:04:52 +1000
On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 03:30:20AM +0930, Denise Goodfellow wrote:
> Good morning all
> ³Birdwatching², according to Wikipedia was a term first used in 1918, but I
> cannot find an original reference.  Does anybody out there know?

The phrase "bird watching" appears to have had little or no use in print
until  Edmund Selous's 1901 book of that title.

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