Springwatch 2021: when does programme start on BBC, who are the presenters, and how to watch live cameras

The 2021 edition of the nature show has been hosted across three locations in the UK

Returning to present the show in 2021 will be Springwatch stalwarts Chris Peckham, Micheala Strachan, Gillian Burker and Lolo Williams (C) BBC - Photographer: Jo Charlesworth
Returning to present the show in 2021 will be Springwatch stalwarts Chris Peckham, Micheala Strachan, Gillian Burker and Lolo Williams (C) BBC - Photographer: Jo Charlesworth

The popular BBC wildlife show Springwatch is finishing up its 2021 edition this week.

The series has been broadcast live from three locations across the UK, in Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands and Norfolk, England.

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Here’s all you need to know about Springwatch 2021.

Chris Peckham and Michaela Strachan will be hosting from Wild Ken Hill (C) BBC - Photographer: -

When does Springwatch 2021 start and finish?

Springwatch 2021 will begin at 8pm on Tuesday 25 May on BBC Two.

The series will be broadcast live every night from Tuesday to Friday for three weeks, with the show’s final episode broadcast on Friday 11 June.

Who is presenting Springwatch 2021?

Michaela Strachan returns for 2021 after being unable to join the cast for 2020’s Springwatch (C) BBC - Photographer: Jo Charlesworth

Returning to present the show in 2021 will be Springwatch stalwarts Chris Peckham, Micheala Strachan, Gillian Burker and Lolo Williams.

Michaela Strachan returns for 2021 after being unable to join the cast for 2020’s Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch.

The presenter was prevented from joining her three colleagues due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

Chris Peckham’s stepdaughter, Megan McCubbin, will also feature through the weeks with several pre-recorded films.

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Where are the locations for Springwatch 2021?

Springwatch 2021 will be filmed and broadcast from three different locations across the UK, instead of presenting the show together from one main hub.

Chris Peckham and Michaela Strachan will be hosting from Wild Ken Hill, a rewilding agriculture project in Norfolk.

The 1,000 acre wetland area is currently being used by the project to demonstrate how land can be farmed sustainably. Species such as the Eurasian beaver and red poll cattle can be found there.

Springwatch will be crossing the Irish Sea for the first time with Gillian Burker set to be based in Northern Ireland. Burker will host from the country’s only marine nature reserve, WWT Castle Espie, on the banks of Strangford Lough.

Finally, Iolo Williams will be hosting up north from the Scottish Highlands at the Alladale Wilderness Reserve. The location is home to numerous eagles and wild cats.

How do I watch Springwatch 2021 live cameras?

The Springwatch 2021 team has live feed cameras rolling 12 hours a day from 10am to 10pm on the morning of Tuesday 25 May until the final show on Friday 11 June.

You can watch the live feeds from the Springwatch website, and through their various social media channels.

The feeds are also available to watch on BBC iPlayer and BBC YouTube