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Collins Guide to Irish Birds

Field / Identification GuideOut of Print

By: David Cabot

240 pages, Col photos and illus, maps

Harper Collins

Hardback | Dec 2004 | Edition: 2 | #142258 | ISBN: 0007176104
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Describes and illustrates 160 of the most frequently occurring birds in Ireland. Birds are grouped together to where they are most likely to be seen: in gardens, parks and buildings; farmland and hedgerows; woodland and scrubland; moorland and upland; freshwater or coastal areas. Essential identification characteristics are given for each species, along with clear illustrations and there are notes on distribution, numbers and migration for each species. A final section details 74 of the best sites in Ireland for birdwatching.

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David Cabot is one of Ireland's foremost ornithologists and wildlife experts. A zoology graduate from Trinity College, Dublin, he completed his PhD at University College Galway, where he also taught and founded the Irish Wildfowl Conservancy. He worked for 20 years as head of Conservation and Amenity Reaseach in a State planning institute before becoming a special environmential advisor to the Irish Prime Minister. He is a well-known natural history film maker, broadcaster and writer.

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