Where is Winterwatch visiting and what time is it on TV?

Winterwatch returns to BBC Two this January, celebrating the harshest of seasons from its wildlife bases across the UK.

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Winterwatch returns to BBC Two in January, celebrating the harshest of seasons from its wildlife bases across the UK. Here is our guide to Winterwatch 2022, with who’s presenting it and what’s coming up in the latest series.

When is Winterwatch on TV?

BBC Winterwatch will be aired for two weeks, from Tuesday 18th to Friday 21st January, then Tuesday 25th to Friday 28th January at 8pm.


Where is Winterwatch filmed in 2022?

This year, Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan will be back at Wild Ken Hill in Norfolk, a landscape with rewilding at its heart.

Winterwatch presenters
Winterwatch presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Gillian Burke. This year, they’ll be joined by Megan McCubbin./Credit: BBC Images

Who presents Winterwatch?

Presenters are Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan, Gillian Burke, Iolo Williams and Megan McCubbin.

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What is coming up on Winterwatch?

Chris and Michaela hope to see a range of farmland birds, such as linnets and yellow hammers, as they harvest the hedges of their fruits and berries. Thermal cameras will be trained on the wading marshes hoping to capture the night-time activities of the specialist birds that forage there over winter. The thermal lens will also be trained towards the huge populations of deer and hares on site.

Iolo Williams will be on the Isle of Mull where he’ll be hoping to see some of the iconic species that thrive there, such as white-tailed eagles, golden eagles, otters and deer.

Gillian Burke will be at WWT Castle Espie in Northern Ireland where she’ll be looking at whooper swans, barn owls and winter moths. A selection of pre-recorded wildlife films from across the UK will also celebrate a range of species, from curlew to caddisflies, from pine martens to polecats. The team will meet the people passionate about conserving some of our favourite animals and plants in our woodlands, heathlands and ecosystems.

How can I join in with Winterwatch?

Each series, viewers can share sights and sounds from the season using the hashtag #WinterWatchlist on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. For ideas, see the Winter Watchlist page.

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Picture of a tweet detailing winter watch list from BBC Winterwatch

Springwatch and Autumnwatch 2022

Winterwatch will be followed by Springwatch and Autumnwatch (known as The Watches) later in the year.

Garden Warbler (Sylvia borin) perched in tree in spring. (Photo by: Arterra/UIG via Getty Images)