Winterwatch 2023 will air at 8pm on BBC Two from Tuesday 17th to Friday 20th January, then Tuesday 24th to Friday 27th January. It offers another packed agenda of winter wildlife stories, and the usual gentle banter between the presenters.


Where is Winterwatch filmed in 2023?

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

Iolo Williams and Gillian Burke will explore the wildlife of Edinburgh, while Megan McCubbin will present a series of prerecorded videos from around the UK.

In episode 8 on Friday 27th January, Sir David Attenborough will make an appearance on the show to talk to Chris Packham about British wildlife and his upcoming series Wild Isles.

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Who presents Winterwatch?

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

What is on Winterwatch 2023?

Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan revel in the season at Wild Ken Hill in Norfolk, where winter spectacles are in full swing. There's a look at the largest jackdaw roost in the UK, as well as heartwarming stories of grey seal births along the coastline, as well as all the action caught on the live cameras.

Meanwhile, Iolo Williams and Gillian Burke head into Edinburgh, offering an insight into our urban wildlife. Peregrines and live badgers kick off proceedings.

How can I join in with Winterwatch?

Each series, viewers can share sights and sounds from the season tagging @BBCSpringwatch on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You can also upload your photos to the Watches Flickr page.

Which animals will feature in this year's Winterwatch?

You can expect appearances and close studies of the following animals:

Pre-recorded segments will also include stories about mountain hares, backswimmers and curlews with singer-songwriter David Gray.

Springwatch and Autumnwatch 2023

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

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Main image: Winterwatch 2023 stars Iolo Williams, Michaela Strachan, Gillian Burke, Chris Packham./Credit: BBC, Jo Charlesworth