An essential companion for bird lovers and gardeners alike since it was first published, this highly successful guide to identifying garden birds has now been fully updated with the latest information and statistics. Highlighting a range of plants and planting schemes that support wildlife, it provides expert advice on making your garden a haven for birds. Learn everything you need to know about all the birds you’re most likely to see from your window, how to attract them into your garden and how to care for them. Each species is accessibly described, with details of identification, status and abundance, feeding habits, songs and call, and breeding season. The species guide has been updated to include the Great Spotted Woodpecker, which is now breeding regularly on the east coast and turning up in gardens. The species descriptions are enhanced by new photographs of the highest quality. Whether you are an avid gardener or just love feeding birds in your garden, this practical and easy-to-use guide is invaluable. Also available: 'Birds of Ireland – A Field Guide'
Oran O'Sullivan has worked for BirdWatch Ireland for fifteen years as a field surveyor, general manager and latterly as CEO. He has edited the Irish Bird Report and is current managing editor of Wings, the membership magazine of BirdWatch Ireland. He is also project manager of the 220-acre East Coast Nature Reserve at Newcastle, County Wicklow. His website is www.irishgardenbirds.ie
Jim Wilson is an independent wildlife writer, broadcaster and tour leader. He acts as a wildlife tour guide on small cruise ships specialising in the Polar regions. He is a former Chairman of BirdWatch Ireland and set up the long-running BirdWatch Ireland Garden Survey in 1987. He wrote A Guide to the Identification of the Whales and Dolphins of Ireland and co-authored (with Mark Carmody) Birdlife in Ireland, Shorebirds of Ireland, Freshwater Birds of Ireland, Shorebirds of Ireland and The Birds of Ireland – A Field Guide. For many years, he was a regular contributor to the Mooney Show on RTÉ Radio 1. His website is http://www.irishwildlife.net