When is Winterwatch on this year?

Winterwatch 2023 will be airing on at 8pm BBC Two for two weeks from Tuesday 17th to Friday 20th January, then Tuesday 24th to Friday 27th January.

Which presenters are on Winterwatch this year?

The four live presenters will be Chris Packham, Michaela Strachan, Iolo Williams and Gillian Burke.

Chris Packham and Michaela Strachan will return to Wild Ken Hill in Norfolk for a second winter, whilst Gillian Burke and Iolo Williams are headed north to Scotland’s greenest city to experience the urban wildlife of Edinburgh.

As usual, there will be live cameras a-plenty to keep us hooked – including the wildlife of Wild Ken Hill and a badger sett within Edinburgh Zoo – and the popular Mindfulness Moments.

Pre-recorded films, with the four presenters and Megan McCubbin, will take us around the UK to meet both extraordinary winter wildlife and wonderful naturalists and conservationists – from jackdaw roosts with Flock Together’s Nadeem Perrera and garden birds with Amir Khan, to insects with entomology curator Ashleigh Whiffin and stoats with wildlife photographer John Keeling.

Sir David Attenborough will also appear as a guest in the final episode to discuss his upcoming series Wild Isles.

Megan McCubbin wears a dark jumper and beanie hat, standing in front of a blurred background
Megan McCubbin. © Jo Charlesworth

The four main presenters of The Watches. © Jo Charlesworth


Megan ShersbyNaturalist, writer and content creator