Éanlaith Iarthuaisceart Thír Chonaill – Shortlisted – Gradam Uí Shúilleabháin 2023
A collection of photographs and text about the birds of Northwest Donegal, a part of the country that the author knows well. He walked the region with his camera in his hand, seizing opportunities, when fast enough, to record the birds of the area from Gaoth Beara to Dúchoradh, up to Gleann Bheatha and as far north as Dún Fionnachaidh returning back the coastal route to the estuary of the Gaoth Beara river.
The text gathers together pieces of interesting information; the behaviour of the birds, bird-related folklore, the meaning behind the scientific names, bird-related placenames and phrases.
We get an insight into how the circle of life turns for the birds and the impact of the seasons on the different species in our midst, some of them who leave us and others who join us, as well as those who live here all-year round.
This is a unique book that provides information and material about over 100 species of birds.