An introductory guide to 167 of the most frequently occurring birds in Ireland. 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 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.