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.
Finding Birds in Ireland will become a well-thumbed addition to any birdwatcher’s reference library as well as a celebratory record of the beauty and variety of birds in Ireland.
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 RTÉ 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 bestselling 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.