An introductory guide to 167 of the most frequently occurring birds in Ireland in the best-selling pocketable Gem format. "Gem Irish Birds", describes and illustrates 160 of the most frequently occurring birds in Ireland. Specially designed for people with a general interest in birds, the species have been carefully selected to include those that the non-specialist birdwatcher is most likely to see. The entries are organised taxonomically, with a detailed introduction to all the different habitats. There are also details on key identification features and behavioural characteristics to help you identify each bird with accuracy and ease. Essential identification characteristics are given for each species, along with clear illustrations. There are notes on distribution, numbers and migration for each species as well as information on feeding habits and voice. Common name and Latin and Gaelic name are given. There is also a section with up-to-date information on places of interest and the best sites to go for birdwatching, with maps and contact information to help you get there. Packed full of information, "Gem Irish Birds" is the ideal guide for both visitors and residents alike, who wish to learn about the fascinating wealth of birds that can be found.
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David Cabot is one of Ireland's foremost ornithologists and wildlife experts. A zoology graduate from Trinity College, Dublin, he completed his PhD at University College Galway, where he also taught and founded the Irish Wildfowl Conservancy. He worked for 20 years as head of Conservation and Amenity Reaseach in a State planning institute before becoming a special environmential advisor to the Irish Prime Minister. He is a well-known natural history film maker, broadcaster and writer.
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