Since the publication of the bestselling first edition of Finding Birds in Ireland in 2007, Ireland’s rich birdlife and its habitats have continued to be explored. This second edition captures many new areas that have been discovered as rich birdwatching locations, as well as updating all of those sites described in the first edition. In recent years, access and directions to many sites have changed, while additional species have been recorded at many locations. This new edition includes the very latest information on each and every site.
A comprehensive and beautifully illustrated reference guide, it is a must-have for both experienced and novice birdwatchers. It is also an invaluable guide for visiting birdwatchers, covering almost 550 of the best birdwatching sites in Ireland, north and south.
Organised county by county, this is an easy-to-follow handbook giving the site names, grid references, detailed descriptions and maps for the main sites. 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.
It will become a well-thumbed addition to any birdwatcher’s reference library as well as being a celebratory record of the beauty and rich diversity of birds in Ireland.
‘Perhaps the most thoroughly researched and user-friendly bird-finding guide I have ever read. It sets a new benchmark for all future publications for any region of the globe.’ Niall Hatch, Wings (Birdwatch Ireland Magazine)
’An eminently usable and authoritative guide, equipped with exceptional maps and explicit local directions’ Michael Viney, The Irish Times
’A mind-boggling achievement in the amount of information it contains, and the research it entailed’ Damien Enright, Irish Examiner
‘This 2nd edition of the book...............is a quite comprehensive document of some birdwatching locations in Ireland with detailed information on the best times to visit and local information on access including maps and OS references.’ RTE Guide
‘It is a hugely informative, meticulously illustrated and beautifully presented book.’ Irish Examiner Country
Eric Dempsey is one of Ireland’s leading bird experts. Among his bestselling books are The Complete Field Guide to Ireland’s Birds, The Pocket Guide to the Common Birds of Ireland (both co-authored with Michael O’Clery), Birdwatching in Ireland with Eric Dempsey and Ireland’s Wildlife Year. He is a team member of the popular ‘Mooney Goes Wild’ show on RTÉ Radio 1 and has made numerous TV appearances.
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 The 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 extensive bird surveys.