Bird Habitats in Ireland

By Richard Nairn & John O’Halloran
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The bird habitat types found in Ireland provide many answers to the puzzles of Ireland’s bird life. Studies of Ireland’s birds and their habitats show how Ireland is different from Europe and the neighbouring island of Britain, being a stronghold for species such as the Chough and Storm Petrel while common European species such as the Nuthatch and Tawny Owl are completely absent. In winter, birds stream into Ireland from their Arctic breeding grounds.
In this comprehensive, up-to-date review of the bird communities of all the habitats in Ireland, a team of the most experienced o ornithologists in Ireland brings together descriptions of the habitat types and the typical bird species that they support. Habitat management and bird conservation issues are also fully addressed. 
Illustrated with quality photographs and maps, it will become a key work of reference for all future ornithological research in Ireland.
Bird Habitats in Ireland was launched by the Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht, Mr Jimmy Dennihan TD, at a major scientific symposium in the RDS Dublin on 18 May 2012. 

Bibliographic Data

  • Book Format: Hardback
  • Published: 2012
  • Dimensions: 277 x 219 mm
  • Number of pages: 320
  • ISBN: 9781848891388
  • Illustrations note: Maps, Colour photos,

Editorial Reviews

"An excellent volume that I can recommend strongly to all bird watchers and ecologists in Ireland and elsewhere. The volume is very good value for money and indeed is worth acquiring for the photographs alone."

– Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Vol. 113B

"Well-researched and high quality volume that brings together a wealth of information on birds and their habitats throughout the island of Ireland."

– Biology and Environment: Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Vol. 113B

"Attractive and well-illustrated book."

– British Birds

"Ambitious and imaginative ... of lasting value."

– Irish Birds

"An invaluable tool for future ornithologists and researchers while at the same time being an interesting read for anyone with a concern for birds within Ireland."

– Biodiversity Ireland

"Absorbing and comprehensive."

– Wings

"This is a truly remarkable book ... highly readable ... a major landmark in our understanding of bird habitats in Ireland."

– BTO News (British Trust for Ornithology)

"An impressive body of work that brings together a disparate collection of research, information and expertise. It’s also an extremely well put together book."

– Calvin Jones (www.irelandswildlife.com)

"An important piece of work which deserves a place on the shelves of anyone with a serious interest in birds."

– Dick Warner (Irish Examiner)

"An important book that brings the story of Ireland's birdlife up to the minute."

– Michael Viney (The Irish Times)

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