Brett Westwood

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Brett Westwood
Residence Stourbridge
Occupation Radio presenter
Awards Dilys Breese Medal

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 Phillipa 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.

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.[1]

His drawings of birds often appear in, and on the cover of, West Midland Bird Club Bulletins.[2]

He participated in a bird race as part of the 2010 series of the BBC's Springwatch.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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

Education[edit]

He studied at King Edward's School, Birmingham.[3]

Radio programmes[edit]

Sample articles[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitby, Max. "A Gong For Barclay". BirdGuides. Retrieved 15 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "West Midland Bird Club Bulletins". West Midland Bird Club. Archived from the original on 15 May 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  3. ^ Saving Species - Episode 5