While bird-watching is a hobby (called “birding” by those who actually do it), it is a profession for guides (which I have sometimes been). There are a lot of slang terms that would be incomprehensible to an outsider.
bins = binoculars
crippling view = a perfect view of a sought-after bird at close range, so great that you are doubled over with emotion
dip = to not see a rare bird that others have seen
jizz = the combination of all the characteristics of a bird, including shape, size, color, behavior, and calls, that allow it to be identified; gestalt
lifer = a species that you have never seen before, that you can add to your “life list” of all the species you have seen in your life.
lister = someone who keeps a life list, country list, year list, etc.
LBJ = Little brown job. A small, brown, non-descript species that is difficult to identify
tick = a new species for your list.
twitcher = a fanatical lister who “twitches” when they see a sought for bird
scope = to scan for birds using a spotting scope
stringer = a birder who regularly misidentifies and reports common birds as rare ones