Eric Dempsey has been fascinated with wildlife and birds since childhood and is now one of Ireland’s leading bird experts.
Eric is author of the best-selling 'Birdwatching in Ireland with Eric Dempsey' and co-author of the acclaimed 'The Complete Field Guide to Ireland's Birds' , '
Finding Birds in Ireland – the complete guide' , 'Ireland's Wildlife Year' and 'The Pocket Guide to the Common Birds of Ireland'. He is also a professional bird guide, speaker, broadcaster, writer and photographer and has published work on Ireland's birds in Europe, North America and Australia. He is a team member of the popular 'Mooney' show on RTE Radio 1 and has made numerous TV appearances.
He is also a listed 'Heritage Specialist' working with national school, secondary and third level students. Eric has extensive experience in adult environmental education and now hosts workshops at The Lodge, Sycamore Hill, Co. Wicklow.
Eric has always had a keen interest in Ireland's tourism sector and had guided many a visiting bird enthusiast throughout the country's best wetlands and woodlands. To to this end, he has more recently become involved in an initiative launched by the Global Birding Ambassadors. Their prime purpose is topromote and share the joy of birdwatching throughout the world. Eric's first port of call in this initiative is to promote and share his knowledge and joy of Ireland's wonderful birdlife. He delights in assisting our foreign visitors to make the most of their visit by way of sharing his knowledge and experience of some of the best birding locations throughout Ireland.