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Birds Ireland Tours & Workshops

Wicklow, Ireland
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About Birds Ireland Tours & Workshops
Experience Ireland's wonderful birds, wildlife and natural gems with Ireland's leading bird expert, Eric 'the Birdman' Dempsey. Discover the best birding and wildlife sites in Ireland in a relaxed, fun but highly professional way with Eric, author of eight books on Ireland's birds and wildlife. If you're a photographer, join Eric on a wildlife photography day and learn the secrets of capturing nature with your camera. Or if you just want to relax and enjoy our garden birds, why not stay at The Lodge at Sycamore Hill which is Eric and Hazel's home (along with Suzie the dog, two cats and the various wild animals and birds that call this place home!). Come join us for a nature day you will never forget. See our website or make contact with us for further details.
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Donovan Collins wrote a review Nov 2019
Galway, Ireland1 contribution
I had a great bird watching experience! Eric seems to know literally everything there is to know about this place and the birds. I am a bird lover myself and Eric just thought me so much. It was absolutely amazing and i would love to come again. Thank you, Eric!
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Mark O wrote a review Oct 2019
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I spent three nights at the Lodge and two days birding with Eric. The lodge is really more of an apartment. It is spacious and has a full kitchen and a washing machine. Everything is clean and seems new. The kitchen is also stocked with many staples. I thoroughly enjoyed my time birding with Eric. He is an expert on the birds of Ireland and knows all the best places to go. He did a great job of helping me see all the birds. He also answered all my questions about the finer pints of bird identification in order to distinguish between similar species. Eric is great company and I would love to go back if I am ever fortunate enough to have the opportunity.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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cordelia t wrote a review Jun 2019
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions1 helpful vote
While my mother was visiting Ireland, I gave her a gift of a half-day birding experience. She is a keen bird watcher, but not an expert and very much wanted to learn more about the birds here in Ireland. They started out in our own backyard and front green, and then proceeded to travel around to various points in County Wicklow, identifying birds as they went. He also helped her identify birds she had photographed earlier in her trip. Mr. Dempsey seems to be not just an expert on birds but a sincere and generous teacher willing to share his knowledge with anyone with an interest in his life's passion of birds and the natural world. For my mother, this was a truly valuable and meaningful experience.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Brian W wrote a review Mar 2019
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Had a great time with Eric! He’s an excellent guide and fun to travel around with. Very knowledgeable of not only the birds in Ireland but many other countries. He also has a wealth of knowledge in bird ecology and physiology. Would highly recommend even if you aren’t an avid birder.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Niamh M wrote a review Feb 2019
Dublin, Ireland12 contributions10 helpful votes
We have just had the total pleasure of spending an insightful and wonderful morning birdwatching with Eric. I can’t imagine an introduction to birdwatching that Eric would not have been a part of. He is highly knowledgeable and professional and also very enjoyable company indeed! I would give it 10 out if 10 on the Velcro scale. An introduction to what I believe will become a lifetimes passion! What more could you ask for. Superb. Thank you Eric!! Niamh and Killian
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Date of experience: February 2019
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