From the team at BBC Wildlife Magazine

How to watch Autumnwatch

From fascinating fungi to roaring stags, and everything in between, Autumnwatch returns to our screens to celebrate our native wildlife during this spectacular season.

Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Gillian Burke wearing autumnal clothing, standing in front of a tree trunk, all smiling at the camera.
Published: October 26, 2021 at 2:30 pm
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When is Autumnwatch on TV?

Autumnwatch returns to our screens for four days from Tuesday 26 October at 8pm on BBC Two.


Who is presenting Autumnwatch?

Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan will be presenting from Wild Ken Hill in Norfolk again, Gillian Burke will be at Castle Espie in Northern Ireland, and Megan McCubbin will be on the Isle of Mull in Scotland.

Wearing a dark beanie hat and jumper, Megan McCubbin smiles into the camera.
Autumnwatch presenter Megan McCubbin. © Jo Charlesworth

Regular presenter Iolo Williams won't joining Autumnwatch this year, due to the dates changing and a clash with guiding work. However, he will be sharing his passion for the Isle of Mull in a pre-recorded film.

What is the Autumn Watchlist?

The Autumn Watchlist is a list of signs of autumn for Autumnwatch viewers to look out and share on social media (using the hashtag #AutumnWatchlist).

They are split into three categories – easy (such as migrating geese and ivy flowers), medium (such as redwings and caching squirrels), and hard (such as hedgehogs and pintails).


Main image: Autumnwatch presenters Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan and Gillian Burke. © Pete Dadds/BBC


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