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The Birds of Ireland

The Birds of Ireland

  • Author: Jim Wilson,Mark Carmody
  • Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • ISBN: 1848898274
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 288
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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. similar to: Ireland’s Garden Birds by Jim Wilson and Oran O’Sullivan.

Ireland's Garden Birds

Ireland's Garden Birds

A Guide to Attracting and Identifying Garden Birds

  • Author: Oran O'Sullivan,Jim Wilson
  • Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • ISBN: 1848896239
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 199
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An essential companion for bird lovers and gardeners alike since it was first published, this highly successful guide to identifying garden birds has now been fully updated with the latest information and statistics. Highlighting a range of plants and planting schemes that support wildlife, it provides expert advice on making your garden a haven for birds. Learn everything you need to know about all the birds you’re most likely to see from your window, how to attract them into your garden and how to care for them. Each species is accessibly described, with details of identification, status and abundance, feeding habits, songs and call, and breeding season. The species guide has been updated to include the Great Spotted Woodpecker, which is now breeding regularly on the east coast and turning up in gardens. The species descriptions are enhanced by new photographs of the highest quality. Whether you are an avid gardener or just love feeding birds in your garden, this practical and easy-to-use guide is invaluable. Also available: 'Birds of Ireland – A Field Guide'

The Atlas of Breeding Birds in Britain and Ireland

The Atlas of Breeding Birds in Britain and Ireland

  • Author: J.T.R. Sharrock
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408146959
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 704
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This companion volume to The Atlas of Wintering Birds in Britain and Ireland (see back flap) is derived from yearly surveys of breeding birds in Britain and Ireland during 1968-72, organised by the British Trust for Ornithology and the Irish Wildbird Conservancy. Each of the 3,862 10-km squares of Britain and Ireland was visited during the five years and the resulting records (over 285,000) are summarised in the maps. The full-page maps plot the known distribution of all but 11 of the 229 breeding species located during the survey period. Each map has an accompanying text which describes the species' habitat, the problems involved in proving breeding, the historical background to the species' range and any changes in its numbers. The probable reasons for these changes are discussed and an attempt made to assess the total number of birds for each species. "The book is a major triumph for the BTO and IWC and a fitting reward to the many thousands of field workers who made its compilation possible. It is an indispensable source of up-to-date information, a pleasure to read, a spur to thought and further enquiry, and, by no means least, a most elegant example of book production." Stanley Cramp, British Birds "This remarkable work is one of the most exciting ornithological achievements of the century ... the book is admirable in every way: it is beautifully produced, and charmingly illustrated with black and white vignettes on nearly every page of text. Above all, it provides an authoritative account of the present situation; in due course it will also serve as a standard against which to measure future changes. Excellent value and strongly recommended." G. L. A-W., Wildfowl News Jacket design by Robert Gillmor

Estuary Birds of Britain and Ireland

Estuary Birds of Britain and Ireland

  • Author: A.J Prater
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408138484
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 456
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Estuaries are rightly of great interest and concern to the birdwatcher. Most teem with thousands of waders, geese, ducks, gulls and other species that use them at times throughout the year; they are also among the last of the wild places left in Britain and Europe. The 'Birds of Estuaries Enquiry' (sponsored by the Nature Conservancy Council and organised by the BTO, RSPB and the Wildfowl Trust) spanned six years, and Tony Prater's report now provides a detailed insight into the birds which use and, in many cases, depend on this special habitat. Of great interest to birdwatchers, the book also will be essential reading for professional conservationists and all involved in the planning and use of estuaries. It assesses the importance of each estuary and the distribution and numbers of all species generally present, and by setting this in an international framework demonstrates the remarkable importance of the estuaries around these islands. Threats to the fabric of the landscape and its wildlife abound, and estuaries are not exempt. Barrage schemes, industrial and agricultural reclamations and many other pressures exist and are the subject of chapters which survey the situation, now and in the future. The text is graced by John Busby's accomplished and evocative drawings and there are numerous maps and diagrams as well as photographs of typical estuaries. Jacket illustration by John Busby

The Complete Guide to Ireland's Birds

The Complete Guide to Ireland's Birds

  • Author: Eric Dempsey,Michael O'Clery
  • Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780717134014
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 262
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The Complete Guide to Ireland's Birds includes the most up-to-date distribution maps and full descriptions of males, females, immatures, voice, diet and preferred habitat of over 300 species.

Breeding Birds of Britain and Ireland

Breeding Birds of Britain and Ireland

  • Author: John Parslow
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1408137054
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 272
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The very first title in the Poyser series.

Scarce Migrant Birds of Britain and Ireland

Scarce Migrant Birds of Britain and Ireland

  • Author: J.T.R. Sharrock
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408137364
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 192
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SCARCE MIGRANT BIRDS IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND * HOW MANY are seen? * HOW REGULARLY do they come? * WHERE do they occur? * WHEN are they likely to be spotted? The above questions are authoritatively answered by the author, Dr J. T. R. Sharrock, honorary secretary of the British Ornithologists' Union's Record Committee and of the Rare Breeding Birds Panel, joint convenor of the European Ornithological Atlas Committee, and a member of the British Birds Rarities Committee and of the Irish Records Panel. Dr Sharrock takes a ten-year period and investigates in detail all the records of a selection of birds which occur here as scarce migrants - birds from Europe, from Asia and from America. He considers their breeding and wintering ranges, and the patterns of their records in Britain and Ireland, and tries to determine, also ...* WHY do they visit us at all? Jacket design by Robert Gillmor

Silent Summer

Silent Summer

The State of Wildlife in Britain and Ireland

  • Author: Norman Maclean
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139788698
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: N.A
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Over the past 20 years dramatic declines have taken place in UK insect populations. Eventually, such declines must have knock-on effects for other animals, especially high profile groups such as birds and mammals. This authoritative, yet accessible account details the current state of the wildlife in Britain and Ireland and offers an insight into the outlook for the future. Written by a team of the country's leading experts, it appraises the changes that have occurred in a wide range of wildlife species and their habitats and outlines urgent priorities for conservation. It includes chapters on each of the vertebrate and major invertebrate groups, with the insects covered in particular depth. Also considered are the factors that drive environmental change and the contribution at local and government level to national and international wildlife conservation. Essential reading for anyone who is interested in, and concerned about, UK wildlife.

Irish birds (Collins Gem)

Irish birds (Collins Gem)

  • Author: David Cabot
  • Publisher: HarperCollins UK
  • ISBN: 0008252599
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 192
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An introductory guide to 167 of the most frequently occurring birds in Ireland.

Birds in Ireland

Birds in Ireland

  • Author: Clive Hutchinson
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1408137003
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 216
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Birdwatching has become an increasingly popular pastime in Ireland as elsewhere. Nor is all of the birdwatching done by the Irish. Many professional ornithologists from Britain and Western Europe find good reason to study Ireland's birds, as do the numerous birdwatching visitors each year. Clive Hutchinson, a leading Irish ornithologist, has compiled this comprehensive review of birds in the Republic and Northern Ireland to coincide with the 21st anniversary year of the Irish Wildbird Conservancy's foundation and he has had the IWC's active support throughout. The book is timely for other reasons, too. Knowledge about the status and distribution of birds in Ireland has increased greatly since the 1960s and this is reflected in the detailed species accounts which form the major part of the book. Factors which led to this greater knowledge, recent changes in bird distribution and status, and reasons for the absence of some species are topics discussed in the book's introductory chapters. Other subjects covered are Ireland's topography, climate and habitats, a review of ornithology and ornithologists in Ireland over the last 100 years, and conservation programmes of more recent times. John Busby's superb illustrations (more than 100) are a feature of the book, helping to set the Irish scene as well as its birds. Jacket paintings by John Busby