PREVIEW: Springwatch 2021, BBC Two

This year BBC Springwatch is looking forward, working to keep the UK connected to our native wildlife with three weeks of live programmes.



With an over-arching theme - A Vision For The Future - Springwatch will present a vision of hope, inspiration, beauty and co-existence, brought to the audience from every nation in the British Isles. Nature has been there for us, now we need to be there for it.


The stories of this spring will be revealed by presenters Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan, as they explore a landscape with co-existence at its heart in Norfolk. Iolo Williams enjoys the solitude of The Highlands of Scotland and Gillian Burke immerses herself in the tranquillity of the glorious Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland. There will also be nature notes from a raft of wildlife presenters based across the UK.


Episode one comes live from brand new locations across the UK. Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan are at Wild Ken Hill in Norfolk, as cameras capture the daily dramas of birds such as avocets and barn owls, lapwings and yellow hammers. Iolo Williams sees eye to eye with some red deer at Alladale Wilderness Reserve in Scotland. And Gillian Burke dips into the vast waters of Strangford Lough in Northern Ireland to see why it’s a great place for the bird nicknamed the sea swallow.


Springwatch 2021 begins Tuesday 25th May at 8pm on BBC Two.