Eric and Hazel

We are Eric Dempsey and Hazel Johnston, a husband and wife team. As Birds Ireland, our aim is to share Ireland’s rich diversity of birds and nature through our guided tours, writing, public and corporate speaking and photography.

We’d also be delighted to welcome you to our peaceful bird and nature-friendly home, set in a wild wooded garden in the gentle hills and coastline of Wicklow. Eric is Ireland’s leading bird expert and the author of eight books on Ireland’s birds and wildlife. Hazel has worked for many years in the hospitality industry and is enjoying bringing her experience to welcoming guests to our home. Together, we will provide a relaxed, fun and nature-filled experience to remember whether you are on a birding trip with Eric, attending one of his talks or simply relaxing in our loft apartment.