Birdwatching in Ireland with Eric Dempsey


‘Dempsey writes with knowledge, charm and intelligence; one could have no better guide. His “bird walk” through the pages is not only an education for anyone remotely interested in birds but is marvellously entertaining too. I would urge readers to make for the nearest bookshop and take a look at it. Those who have never put binoculars to their eyes except to watch horse races will henceforth turn their lenses to the skies.’

Damien Enright, Irish Examiner

Have you ever wondered why there are more birds in your garden in winter than in summer? Or why Swallows come to Ireland in summer but leave in winter? Maybe you just want to be able to identify the birds you see. Eric Dempsey has written this step-by-step guide so that beginners and advanced birdwatchers alike can develop a full understanding of Ireland’s birds, their behaviour and migrations. Birdwatching in Ireland covers the whole process of appreciating birds as well as the specific methods of identifying different species of birds.

Written in a relaxed and easy-to-read style, and rich with stunning full-colour images taken by some of Europe’s leading bird and wildlife photographers, Birdwatching in Ireland is the book for anyone who has an interest in Ireland’s birds.


“The book is a remarkable guide to the best places in Ireland to birdwatch.” – Andrew Quinn, The Derry Journal

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Out of print



Publication Date

October 2011




Paperback, 256 pages

Country of Origin



Gill Books


277 x 219 in


By Eric Dempsey


Out of print

Availability Status

Out of print

Eric Dempsey is a professional bird guide, broadcaster, writer and photographer who has published work on Ireland’s birds in North America, Australia and Europe. He is a team member of the popular ‘Mooney’ show on RTE Radio 1.

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Out of print

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