2nd Edition of The Birds of Ireland: A Field Guide out on 21st March 2024

March 19, 2024  •  Leave a Comment

Eleven years after the first edition first appeared on the shelves of bookstores around Ireland, we are proud to bring you the 2nd edition of our field guide. It comes out on the 21st March 2024 and is being published by Gill. 

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We have updated a lot of the plates with new images, for example, flight shots of passerines, more comparisons on plates of similar species, additional images on the rare and scarce plates, and changes to some of the background colouring. We also included distribution maps, an updated red species list (unfortunately), and updated the sections at the start and end of the book. We are both thrilled with the second edition and feel it is a marked improvement on the 1st edition. An example of some of the updated plates follow. 

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Whooper Swan

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Red-breasted Merganser

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Grey Plover

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Northern Raven

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Sanderling

Jim and I are very proud of the 2nd edition. We hope that you get as much enjoyment from using the book as much as we enjoyed putting the updates together. A huge thank you to everyone at Gill Books (Margaret, Mia, Charlie, and Teresa, and everyone behind the scenes) for all the hard work in getting this over the line. Thank you to the photographers who filled some gaps for us...much appreciated. Links to purchase the book are here: Gill BooksEasons, Hodges Figgis/WaterstonesDubray Booksand Amazon. The book will also be available in all local bookstores and online. The book is out on the 21st March 2024. 

 


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