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.