• WordNet 3.6
    • v birdnest gather birdnests "They went birdnesting in the early morning"
    • n birdnest nest where birds lay their eggs and hatch their young
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • birdnest To hunt or search for the nests of birds.
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In literature:

It was spring time, and he forthwith went a birdnesting in the adjoining woods and hedges.
"Lives of the Engineers The Locomotive. George and Robert Stephenson" by Samuel Smiles
But she is gone; and in her stead appear three boys, who, but for the season of the year, might be suspected of birdnesting.
"Graham's Magazine Vol XXXII. No. 5. May 1848" by Various