Tour Leader: Ed Drewitt
Ed's been a naturalist for over 25 years with a special interest in birds and marine mammals. He studied Zoology at the University of Bristol and worked for seven years as a museum learning officer at Bristol's Museums, Galleries and Archives, and then four years on the Bristol Dinosaur Project at the University of Bristol, enabling people to learn more about the city's own dinosaur!
Ed is now a full time freelance naturalist, broadcaster and wildlife detective. He leads bird song and bird identification courses, gives various wildlife presentations, provides wildlife commentary on boat trips, writes for BBC magazines and gets involved with bird ringing studies, with his own bird ringing site on the Severn Estuary. He also runs a project that puts colour rings on Peregrine chicks so they can be tracked later in life. Ed has previously worked for the RSPB in Bristol and still does the commentary on their Avocet Cruises on the Exe Estuary. Ed leads on researching the diet of urban-dwelling peregrines in the UK and his findings have been published in British Birds, BBC Wildlife magazine and across the national media. He has just had a book published, the first of its kind, titled 'Urban Peregrines'.
Ed is often involved with broadcasting on TV and radio, ranging from appearances on the BBC's One Show, Springwatch and Autumnwatch, Radio 4 Natural History radio, and BBC Radio Bristol. Ed loves watching wildlife around the Severn Estuary, Somerset Levels, Forest of Dean, Ashtead Common and the Chew Valley, while his adventures have taken him all around Europe, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Azores, the Caribbean, Madagascar, the Arctic, and the Gambia. Ed is a regular tour leader for Naturetrek throughout the year, leading exciting holidays both in the UK and abroad.