Eric Dempsey and Michael O’Clery’s award-winning The Complete Guide to Ireland’s Birds has been continuously in print for almost twenty years. Since the publication of the second edition, many new species have been recorded in Ireland while others have now been afforded full species status.
The Complete Field Guide to Ireland’s Birds reflects these most recent changes to Ireland’s birdlife. It contains a large number of new plates, maps and an updated text, together with other new features. It fully describes and illustrates almost 370 species, detailing key identification features, voice and diet, habitat and status in Ireland, and the latest distribution maps for each. In addition, over 100 of Ireland’s rarest species are also described. Presented in a new, smaller format, it can be easily fitted into a pocket or a rucksack and is ideal for use in the field.
Born and living in Dublin, 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. Eric is a team member of the popular ‘Mooney’ show on RTE Radio 1. He has compiled and presented radio documentaries and has made numerous TV appearances. A much sought-after speaker, Eric hosts workshops, educational courses and presentations throughout Ireland. He is the author of the bestselling Birdwatching in Ireland with Eric Dempsey and co-author of the acclaimed Finding Birds in Ireland – the complete guide.
Born in Down and now living in Kerry, 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. His work has been exhibited throughout Ireland and his paintings are in many private collections. He is the co-author and designer of Finding Birds in Ireland — the complete guide.