The Birds of Ireland

A Field Guide (Paperback)

By Jim Wilson & Mark Carmody
RRP: 14.99  

Price: 11.99

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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.

Bibliographic Data

  • Book Format: Paperback
  • Published: 2013
  • Dimensions: 190 x 114 mm
  • Number of pages: 280
  • ISBN: 9781848891791
  • Illustrations note: Full colour, Colour photos,

Editorial Reviews


– BirdWatch Ireland

"Birdwatching has just got easier!"

– Irish Mountain Log

"Simple yet effective field guide […] The photos themselves are a true testament to Mark Carmody's skill as a photographer."

– Bird Guides

"Truly wonderful, well illustrated ‘pocket book’."

– BirdingFrontiers.com

"Vital and dynamic […] go and buy it."

– Talking Naturally

"Field guides should ideally fit into an anorak pocket; few field guides achieve this – but this one does."

– BTO News

"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

"Superb practical guide."

– Ireland's Wildlife

"Wonderful handbook."

– Sunday Independent

"Highly recommended."

– Wexford People

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