Bristol-based freelance owl conservationist Ian McGuire
As 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.
In addition to my experience as a speaker, I am also a qualified support worker for adults with Learning Difficulties and 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 play keyboards in a local covers band Tundra and also act as DJ for a fortnightly disco in a club for adults with Learning Difficulties!
I am fully insured and CRB Checked and provide risk assessment paperwork where required..
I am a freelance owl conservationist and public speaker and I teach children and the wider public about wild British owls, how amazing they are and things we can do to help them. 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. I have established a reputation in wildlife circles as a knowledgeable and dedicated bird of prey conservationist who works hard to raise public awareness about the conservation of owls as well as other birds of prey and 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|
|Draw an Owl|
|Creative Writing - Prose & Owl Poems|
|Owl Workshops in the Classroom|
|Owl Picture Shows For Assembly|
|Children's Owl Photography Workshops|
|Help For The Schools Wildlife Club|
|Free Schools Downloads|
|Free Owl Leaflets|
|My Owls - Mrs Barn Owl|
|My Owls - Mrs Tawny Owl|
|Owl Prowl Availability Diary|
|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)|
|TYTO2 Barn Type Barn Owl Box|
|TYTO2CAM Barn Type Barn Owl Box with Camera|
|STRIX1 Tawny Owl Nest Box|
|STRIX1CAM Tawny Owl Nest Box with Camera|
|ATHENE1 Little Owl Nest Box|
|FALCO1 Kestrel Nest Box|