This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated reference guide is a must-have for dedicated and casual birdwatchers alike. The authors of the award-winning Complete Guide to Ireland's Birds cover over 400 of the best birdwatching sites in Ireland, north and south.
Organised county by county, this is an easy-to-follow handbook giving the site names, grid references, detailed directions and maps for each site. It includes the best times to visit each area, a breakdown of the different seasons and the species you are likely to find, and lists rare birds seen at each site in the past.
...informed and informative text and excellent maps... Anyone taking a trip to Ireland would do very well to find a little room in the case for this book. - Mark Golley, Birding World, Volume 21 Number 1, January 2008.
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Eric Dempsey is a professional bird guide, broadcaster and writer who has published work on Ireland's birds in North America, Australia and Europe. Eric is also a team member of the popular `Mooney' show on Radio 1 and has compiled and presented radio documentaries as well as making numerous TV appearances. A much sought-after speaker, Eric hosts workshops and presentations throughout Ireland.
Michael O'Clery is one of Ireland's best-known wildlife artists with paintings and illustrations appearing in a variety of books and journals worldwide. Over 600 of his paintings were published in the best-selling Complete Guide to Ireland's Birds and he has had several solo exhibitions. He lives in County Kerry where he also documents the local birdlife through bird reports and breeding bird surveys