On Air: Jim Wilson

Jim has been a wildlife tour leader for over 12 year, visiting polar regions every year since 2007.  He co-produced the very successful phone app called Antarctic Wildlife Guide (2015), the first photo-ID guide app to the birds, whales, dolphins, and seals of the Antarctic Peninsula, Falkland Islands, South Georgia, the Beagle Channel, and Ushuaia. As well as being involved in many national and international conservation projects, he is a well-known writer of books on Irish birds including the best-selling  The Birds of Ireland – A Field Guide (2013) and Irish Garden Birds (2008). He set up the long-running national Irish Garden Bird Survey in 1989. He was national chairman of Birdwatch Ireland and is a former director of the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group.