Almost all the world's birds come to fresh water on a regular basis. In Ireland hundreds can be observed eating, drinking and washing on river and canal banks, in reservoirs, ponds and lakes. Awareness and understanding of the beauty and wonder of Ireland's freshwater birds will be enhanced by this visually stunning sequel to Shorebirds of Ireland
Jim Wilson, writer, broadcaster, tour guide, and member of BirdWatch Ireland, co-wrote Ireland's Garden Birds (2008) and Shorebirds of Ireland (2009). He has been involved in every study of birds in Ireland for many years and has contributed to many major surveys and international projects. Mark Carmody did postdoctoral research in genetics following a PhD and has recently qualified as a Patent Attorney. Co-author of Shorebirds of Ireland, he has written for WINGS, had photographs published in the renowned Birding World, and is one of the editors of the Cork Bird Report.