Bristol-based freelance owl conservationist Ian McGuire
A wildlife photographer and filmmaker, I have enviable access to thousands of owl photographs and hours of High Definition video that is exclusive to me - this makes my presentations extremely colourful and fascinating and is a very strong element of my visits - the WOW factor. I am confident that there are few people in my field that offer the powerful combination of knowledge, personality and multimedia that I use, particularly in schools.
I have appeared on national television on a number of occasions both as a guest and guest presenter and regularly appear on the radio to talk about owls, as well as the local press. Media coverage has included
In addition to my experience as a speaker, I have worked with Downs Syndrome, Autism, Learning Difficulties and other disabilities. This has proved to be valuable training and experience for some of my Wild Owl work and I always encourage my customers to make me aware of any people, particularly children that have any disabilities so I can adjust my delivery to cater for them - this is very important for the child/adult and is also very important for me too as I want everybody to get the most from my visit!
In my spare time I am a synth/keys player & vocalist in a very popular local covers band called Tundra, I work part-time as a customer services administrator in my local Waitrose and I also DJ for a fortnightly disco in a local club for adults with Learning Difficulties!
I am fully insured and CRB Checked for all my Wild Owl work and provide risk assessment paperwork where required..
Through my school visits and community work I teach children and the wider public about wild British owls, how amazing they are and things we can do to help them. I also give advice about wildlife gardening and ways we can help to create and conserve wildlife habitats In 2013 I was ‘Highly Commended’ by Bristol Zoo as a Local Conservation Educator.
Leaving a management career in 2006 to form Wild Owl, I have given over 1000 talks to a wide variety of groups, clubs and schools all over the region and have established a reputation in wildlife circles as a knowledgeable and dedicated bird of prey conservationist who works hard to raise public awareness about these amazing birds and other wildlife.
In recent years I have specialised in teaching children about wild owls and how to help them and now have an increasing demand for my services in primary schools all over the South West.
All photographs and video are copyright © Ian McGuire - Wild Owl Educational Services 2013
(I’m sorry - I do not have a land line)
Tel: 07770 684200
|About Wild Owl Primary School Visits|
|Owl Babies Story|
|The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark Story|
|Draw an Owl|
|Owl Workshops in the Classroom|
|Owl Picture Shows For Assembly|
|Help For The Schools Wildlife Club|
|Free Schools Downloads|
|Free Owl Leaflets|
|My Owls - Mrs Barn Owl|
|My Owls - Mrs Tawny Owl|
|School Visit Booking Form|
|Owl Prowl Booking Form - Groups|
|Owl Prowl Booking Form - Local Authorities|
|Images to Promote Bookings|
|Booking Terms & Conditions|
|Nest Boxes For Owls|
|Habitats for Owls|
|Finding Young Owls|
|Preventing Owl Casualties|
|Reporting Dead Owls|
|Wild Owls and the Law|
|Owls in South Gloucestershire|
|Bristol's Eagle Owl|
|The Little Owl|
|The Barn Owl|
|The Long-eared Owl|
|The Short-eared Owl|
|The Tawny Owl|
|Nest Boxes for Barn Owls|
|Nest Boxes for Tawny Owls|
|Nest Boxes for Little Owls|
|Nest Sites for Long-eared & Short-eared Owls|
|The Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)|
|The Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)|
|The Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)|
|The Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)|
|Owl Prowl - 1st Nov 2013 - Patchway Green Space|
|Owl Prowl - 7th Nov 2013 - Ashton Court|
|Owl Prowl - 12th Nov 2013 - Three Brooks LNR|
|Owl Prowl - 14th Nov 2013 - Brislington Brook|