John Murphy started out in his teens and qualified as a bird ringer through the British Trust for Ornithology in the early 1980’s. He was Database Manager and Biodiversity Officer with the Clare CC in the early 2000s.
After that he started his own film production Company (Waxwing Wildlife Productions) and made two six part Wildlife documentary series for TG4 with my business partner Stan Nugent.
Since 2010, I have been working full time for an engineering firm Malachy Walsh and Partners in Tralee. He is all over the country and worked for two years directly with Star Wars through Ireland, setting up their Ecology side of their filming here in Ireland on the ground and with Irish Government bodies.
John works on Skellig Michael every summer in conjunction with the OPW and currently has a project in Iceland.
John n Murphy BIO:
Wildlife Film Maker, Photographer, Radio Presenter and Author.
A Qualified (A permit) Bird Ringer with the British Trust for Ornithology since 1984.
Certified JNCC Seabird Surveyor.
Schools Lecturer and a Specialist member of the Heritage in the Schools Scheme.
Founder of the Loop Head Bird Observatory. (www.loopheadbo.com)
Freelance Tour Guide and Course Leader.
Founder of the Clare Branch Birdwatch Ireland in 2000. (www.clarebirdwatching.com)