Cairngorm Mountains, Scotland
The brilliantly acclaimed BBC Winterwatch 2016 will be back in the New Year packed full of wintry tales of extraordinary wildlife that live among us here in Britain. More importantly, it will be broadcast from the wild and wonderful Cairngorm Mountains in the eastern highlands of Scotland. The BBC Winterwatch 2016 team will brave the blizzards and cold winds to bring us the very best of ptarmigans, black grouses and other fascinating upland species, all from their base Mar Lodge.
Other places of interest for the team will be the upper parts of River Dee, where wandering wild red deer survive under extreme temperatures. This wildlife safari is a brand new feature for 2016 Winterwatch. Also, watch out for some wonderful observations in East Anglia, where presenter Lolo Williams will be catching a glimpse at the rarely seen (Chinese) water deer.
It’s a great time to start thinking about the birds and wildlife that will visit you through the harsher months and get ready to fill your feeders and provide shelter for your garden birds. Though we lose the light and warmth that the summer sun brings, winter is another enchanting time of year, as it brings all kinds of new visitors to our shores as well as seeing off resident visitors on their long migrations.
Some of you may be lucky enough to encounter returning birds such as Fieldfares and Redwings, many of which may have already completed their journey and are resting out for the winter getting ready to migrate again in spring.
Though the crisp frosts and snow can create beautiful landscapes around us, it is easy to forget that foraging for food and finding fresh sources of water can be difficult for garden birds and wildlife, so keep an eye out as we provide you lots of useful hints and tips as well as highlights of all the best wildlife stories and facts from BBC’s Winterwatch 2016.
Why no check out previous series of BBC Winterwatch and refresh on past years wildlife stories.
When will Winterwatch 2016 be broadcast?
Winterwatch 2016 will be broadcast form Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th January 2016. Be sure to catch all the episodes over at the BBC official website here, otherwise tune in to BB2 on TV.