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To the Ends of the Earth Ireland's Place in Bird Migration

By: Anthony McGeehan(Author)
241 pages, colour photos, colour maps
To the Ends of the Earth
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  • To the Ends of the Earth ISBN: 9781848893528 Hardback Sep 2018 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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Migration is a way of life for most birds found in Ireland. This country sits with its back to the Old World and its face to the New World, so the variety of bird species reaching these shores is derived from two hemispheres. From across the planet, birds come – to breed, stop off, or spend the winter. How these visitors reached Irish shores puzzled us for centuries.

So how do birds navigate so successfully over enormous distances and make a return trip to the same nesting site each year? Modern tracking results are revealing journeys once thought impossible – such as sustained flight for days at a time. Feats of endurance are one thing but their homing ability is even more impressive. Most of the youngsters fly solo to faraway winter quarters they have never seen. The evidence – and some of the history behind its discovery – is pieced together in a simple way that brings a new coherence to the complex ways that birds navigate, the preparations they make before departure, and their decisions en route – such as when drifted off course by inclement weather.

In a nutshell, birds' array of sense far exceeds our own. Rather than relying purely on the sun and the stars for guidance, birds make use of something we cannot sense – the Earth's magnetic field. Overall they integrate a range of global phenomena, including patterns of polarised light visible (to their specially tuned vision) in the sky. This spectacular book is a must for anyone who has ever wondered how and why these seemingly fragile creatures make such gruelling journeys.

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Anthony McGeehan, from Belfast, has been watching and photographing birds since childhood. Following a 'hands-on' career in conservation his energies are still directed at instilling interest and concern for Ireland's birds. He does this through writing, leading wildlife tours on Inisbofin, Co. Galway, maintaining a steady flow of bird and natural history information on Facebook (anthonymcgeehanphotography) and via contributions on His previous books include Birds Through Irish Eyes and Birds of the Homeplace, the latter hailed as Ireland's 'bird book of the year' in Birdwatch Ireland's Wings Magazine.

By: Anthony McGeehan(Author)
241 pages, colour photos, colour maps
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"[...] This was a thoroughly entertaining and educational book, and I recommend it to anyone interested in a light read full of fascinating facts. You’ll never look at a Blackbird in the same way again."
– Katherine Booth Jones, BTO book reviews

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