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Keynote Speaker & Wildlife Educator Specialising in British Owls

Hello I’m Ian McGuire and I am a freelance wildlife educator based in Yate, South Gloucestershire in the United Kingdom.

For over 20 years I have presented over 1000 talks and community events to interest groups, wildlife charities, primary schools and the wider public all over the South west of England. I have also appeared on national television a number of times as well as appearing on radio and in the printed press on features about owls. In recognition of my educational work I was highly commended as a Local Conservation Educator in the Bristol Zoo Walk of Fame Awards.


My tame owls have appeared in a Yeo Valley advert and a movie called 'In Your Dreams'  with Hollywood stars as well as joining me on The One Show with Ellie Harrison on BBC 1.


As well as my freelance educational work, I have also  worked as a wildlife consultant and filmmaker for wildlife nest box manufacturer Wildlife World and I also founded the Hawk and Owl Trust South Gloucestershire Group in 2002.


In 2006 I left a management career in the family tool business after 27 years and I created Wild Owl, which is the banner under which I operate in a freelance self-funded capacity. 

I can be booked for a range of services where schools and groups can learn about British owls and other wildlife through a choice of fascinating presentations and activities that I have developed over the years, including wonderful visuals presented on the big screen. Please note that I do not use any live owls in my work as I feel that their use detracts from the important message I wish to convey about wild owls.

Thanks for visiting my website and I hope you enjoy the information. on the pages

Ian McGuire