Region covered by this guide
This guidebook covers the entire island of Ireland. It includes not only the Republic of Ireland, but also Northern Ireland.
The Crossbill Guide is a thorough and practical guide for naturalists and nature lovers. It offers background information, routes and site descriptions, plus tips on finding and watching all kinds of wildlife. The book offers a mix of walking routes and car itineraries with stops and short walks.
Ireland, the Emerald Isle, is famous for its checkerboard landscape of green fields and hedgerows. Its coast showcases sandy beaches, mudflats and saltmarshes, Atlantic Rainforests, rocky shores and cliffs, all home to a staggering variety of wildlife. Ireland’s coastal waters are among the best in Europe to see whales and dolphins and other rare marine animals.
Look for more information and images on our Wildlife Site Page on Ireland.
About the author
Carsten Krieger (D, 1976), is a photographer, author and naturalist based in the west of Ireland. He was born in southern Germany but a holiday trip to Ireland got him hooked on the ‘Emerald Isle’ and he moved there permanently in 2002. The move brought a career change from paediatric nurse to freelance photographer and rekindled his childhood fascination with nature. Since he settled in Ireland he has photographed and written more than ten books on Ireland’s landscape, nature and heritage and has been working on numerous assignments in the tourism sector.