© Ed Drewitt

My Work 



Dawn Chorus Walks

                                                                                                      

Hear the dawn chorus and learn birdsong on a guided walk. See upcoming events for all my spring dates.



Bird Identification Walks and Courses



Develop your bird ID skills as a group or club. See upcoming events for my upcoming courses.

 

Fossil Hunting Forays

 

Be a fossil detective and learn how to find fossils at Aust, South Gloucestershire, or on the Jurassic coastline in Dorset. Suitable for schools, families and other groups (including adults). 

 

Wildlife Walks



Join me for a walk specifically to see and hear birds, or perhaps learn more about trees, bats, butterflies, dragonflies, fossils, tracks and signs, or general wildlife. See upcoming events for dates.

 

Commentary on boat trips

 

With me as your guide, find out more about wildlife of the Avon Gorge and the birds of the Exe Estuary.

 

Public Speaking: Talks and presentations

 

I am a passionate, lively and interesting speaker, keeping the audience engaged and

interested in what I am talking about, from Peregrines to pedagogy. More >​



Writing


I write features, articles and blogs about wildlife. I write regular contributions for BBC Wildlife and have also written for British Birds, BBC Countryfile, Birdwatching, Shipshape and Birdwatch. Blogs have included those for 
Meet The Species and BirdLife Malta as well as web content for the national Bioblitz website. I have also written press releases for the charity MARINElife.



Personal Garden Bird Consultation



Spend a morning or afternoon with me, and find out how to attract more birds and other wildlife to your garden.



TV and radio reporting



I am a contributor, consultant and reporter/presenter for radio and TV including:   

BBC SpringwatchBBC AutumnwatchThe One Show, BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Inside Out, and Radio 4's Shared Planet. A showreel, pieces to camera and sound recordings can be found on my Video Gallery page. 



Wildlife Detective and Nature Consultant



If you find a feather, skull, or track of an animal, then I can identify it. My various artefacts, such as skulls and wings, are used by TV companies such as the BBC's Autumnwatch Unsprung, Tigress Productionsand Parthenon Entertainment (now Sky Vision)to help illustrate a particular story. I also help advise on different wildlife ideas and concepts.



Public Engagement

 

During the past 12 years I have worked as a local learning and outreach officer for Bristol Zoo, the RSPB, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and the University of Bristol (Bristol Dinosaur Project), working with schools, families, and other audiences. 

 

Training

 

I provide training on a variety of subjects including: public engagement, developing and delivering school workshops, understanding learning (school-age and upwards), conducting bird surveys, and identifying wildlife.

 

Most recently, I have been delivering training to university postgraduates and staff including subjects such as engaging with schools, developing school workshops, presentation skills, and using plain language. 

 

I am working as an associate with Lighting Up Learning on the Natural Connections initiative, a three-year project to support schools with 'Learning in the Natural Environment' (LINE). In the Bristol area we have developed the project into the South West Collaboration



Tour Leading​



A guide for Naturetrek, I travel the world showing others wildlife in the Azores, Gambia, St Lucia, Mexico, Lapland, Monterey Bay, Spitzbergen, Romania, Eastern Canada, and Dorset.



Bird Survey Work



I am a licenced bird ringer (A Permit) for the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), and teach others how to survey and identify birds.



 

 

 

 







Ed Drewitt showing young people Peregrines by Mandy Leivers
I offer a broad range of wildlife services, from taking people out on dawn chorus walks, to reporting on nature stories on tv and radio.
Find out more below.

Me showing teaching birdsong/showing people birds: This Is Bristol and Mandy Leivers; Me photographing wildlife: Liz Shaw.