Brett Westwood

Brett Westwood is a radio presenter and author, specialising in natural history. He regularly presents episodes of BBC Radio 4's series The Living World and Nature, as well as his own short series, several of which are available from the BBC website. He is a co-presenter with Philippa Forrester of World on the Move, a BBC Radio 4 series that started in 2008 on migration in the animal kingdom. He is active in the West Midland Bird Club, Worcestershire Wildlife Trust, and for the Worcestershire Biological Records Centre, which all cover the area around his home town of Stourbridge.

Brett Westwood
Born1959/1960 (age 62–63)[1]
OccupationRadio presenter
AwardsDilys Breese Medal

In 2009, he was one of the first recipients of the British Trust for Ornithology's Dilys Breese Medal, at a ceremony at the House of Lords.[2]

His drawings of birds often appear in, and on the cover of, West Midland Bird Club Bulletins.[3]

He participated in a bird race as part of the 2010 series of the BBC's Springwatch. In 2016 and 2017 he also presented slots at BST08:00, 13:00 and 16:00 on the web cam live broadcasts for Springwatch.[4]

On 2 June 2015, Westwood presented the first in a 25-week series, Natural Histories, made in partnership with London's Natural History Museum. The 30-minute programmes set out to tell 'the stories of 25 species that have managed to get under the skin of human society and change the way we see the world.'[5]


  • Nature of Worcestershire with Harry Green, (Barracuda Books, 1991) ISBN 0-86023-487-8
  • Great White Shark: Habitats, Life Cycles, Food Chains, Threats (Heinemann Library, 2000) ISBN 0-7398-2029-X
  • Worcestershire Countryside: All the Areas of Open Countryside Accessible for You to Wander with David Minton (Illustrator), (Reardon Publishing, 2002) ISBN 1-872454-03-8


He studied at King Edward's School, Birmingham.[6]

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  1. ^ "Brett Westwood on nature and the BBC". birminghampost. 18 December 2009. Retrieved 3 December 2019.
  2. ^ Whitby, Max. "A Gong For Barclay". BirdGuides. Archived from the original on 22 July 2011. Retrieved 15 January 2011.
  3. ^ "West Midland Bird Club Bulletins". West Midland Bird Club. Archived from the original on 15 May 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  4. ^ "BBC Two - Springwatch, Live 2017, Morning Show - June 1".
  5. ^ BBC Radio 4 Natural Histories series announced, Natural History Museum, London, 19 April 2015.Retrieved: 26 May 2015.
  6. ^ Saving Species - Episode 5
  7. ^ Natural Histories page at BBC Radio 4 website, undated.Retrieved: 26 May 2015.