186 pages, 150 colour photos, colour illustrations
An essential companion for bird lovers and gardeners alike since it was first published, this highly successful guide to identifying garden birds has now been fully updated with the latest information and statistics. Highlighting a range of plants and planting schemes that support wildlife, it provides expert advice on making your garden a haven for birds.
Learn everything you need to know about the birds you're most likely to see from your window, how to attract them into your garden and how to care for them. Each species is accessibly described, with details of identification, status and abundance, feeding habits, songs and call, and breeding season. The species descriptions are enhanced by new photographs by Mark Carmody, a nature photographer whose work is widely published.
Whether you are an avid gardener or just love feeding birds in your garden, this practical and easy-to-use guide is invaluable.
"Unique and useful reference work."
– Sunday Independent
"Two thumbs up."
"Provides all one would need for enjoyable domestic bird-watching."
– Irish Examiner
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Oran O'Sullivan, from County Wicklow, has worked at BirdWatch Ireland as a field surveyor, general manager and CEO. He has edited the Irish Bird Report and is managing editor of Wings, the magazine of BirdWatch Ireland. He is also project manager of the 90-acre East Coast Nature Reserve at Newcastle, County Wicklow.
Jim Wilson, from County Cork, is a wildlife writer, broadcaster, tour guide and former chairman of BirdWatch Ireland. His books include Shorebirds of Ireland (2009), Freshwater Birds of Ireland (2011) and The Birds of Ireland: A Field Guide (2013).