Birds of Ireland: A Field Guide


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Written in association with BirdWatch Ireland, Ireland’s leading bird-conservation organisation, here Jim Wilson and Mark Carmody provide the definitive identification guide for birds in Ireland. You will discover everything you need to know to become a confident birdwatcher, whether you are looking at the most common species or in the presence of something more unusual.

Containing details of more than 260 species and over 1,600 photos, the key identification features of each bird are shown in detail not seen before in an identification guide to Ireland’s birds, with concise descriptions and pointers that will help you identify birds in an easy, quick-reference format. This beautiful new pocket-sized edition includes up-to-date distribution maps for all common species and an updated list of birds of conservation concern in Ireland.

Jim Wilson is a wildlife writer, international tour leader and broadcaster with over 45 years of birdwatching experience. Mark Carmody has a PhD in biochemistry and is also a member of BirdWatch Ireland. They have been involved in the conservation of birds in Ireland and contributed to major surveys and international projects. They are also co-authors of Shorebirds of Ireland and Freshwater Birds of Ireland.