by Richard Nairn / John O'Halloran
Ireland's bird life is different from that of Europe and the neighbouring island of Britain. It is 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. The habitat types found in Ireland provide many of the answers to the puzzles of Ireland's bird life.
This is a comprehensive, up-to-date review of the bird communities of all the habitats in Ireland. A team of the most experienced ornithologists in Ireland brings together descriptions of the habitat types and the typical bird species that depend on each habitat for support. Habitat management and bird conservation issues are also fully addressed.
Colour photographs, 232pp. 2012