The Birds of Ireland: A Field Guide

The Birds of Ireland: A Field Guide

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By (author) Jim Wilson, By (author) Mark Carmody

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  • Publisher: The Collins Press
  • Format: Paperback | 280 pages
  • Dimensions: 114mm x 190mm x 18mm | 380g
  • Publication date: 4 March 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Cork
  • ISBN 10: 1848891792
  • ISBN 13: 9781848891791
  • Illustrations note: Colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 89,924

Product description

Following the success of Ireland's Garden Birds, Jim Wilson has teamed up with Mark Carmody for a collaborative work that is in a different mould from their previous publications, Freshwater Birds of Ireland and Shorebirds of Ireland. An important tool of a birdwatcher is a good identification guide. Most cover the birds of Europe and few deal exclusively with Ireland. This first photographic identification guide to the birds of Ireland has over 1,600 photos of more than 260 species, in an easy, quick-reference format. With eight to fifteen images per species, the key identification features of each bird are shown, with concise descriptions and pointers to indicate important features. This guide is produced in association with BirdWatch Ireland, Ireland's leading bird conservation organisation. The purchase of this guide contributes funds to BirdWatch Ireland's conservation and education initiatives to help protect and promote Ireland's wild birds and habitats.

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Author information

Jim Wilson, wildlife writer, broadcaster, tour guide, and former chairman of BirdWatch Ireland, co-wrote Ireland's Garden Birds (2008), Shorebirds of Ireland (2009), and Freshwater Birds of Ireland (2011). He has been involved in the study and conservation of birds in Ireland for over 35 years, contributing to major surveys and international projects. Mark Carmody did postdoctoral research in genetics and has recently qualified as a Patent Attorney. Co-author of Shorebirds of Ireland and Freshwater Birds of Ireland, his work has featured in the renowned Birding World. A member of BirdWatch Ireland, Mark contributes to surveys and international projects concerning wildlife and the environment.

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'Highly recommended' Wexford People 'Superb practical guide.' Ireland's Wildlife 'Wonderful handbook.' Sunday Independent 'A great achievement by Jim Wilson and Mark Carmody; this compact volume is a mine of information on birds in Ireland and is packed with a stunning array of photographs.' Killian Mullarney, one of the world's foremost bird identification experts and bird illustrators 'Vital and dynamic [ - ] go and buy it.' Talking Naturally 'Birdwatching has just got easier!' Irish Mountain Log