Wildwatch was established by Russell Hird and Iain Watson, who between them
have been involved in watching and working with wildlife for many years both
here and on the mainland.
Having worked alongside each other with
Scottish Natural Heritage on the Island, both have considerable experience
and insight into the ways of the local fauna, its habits and how these fit
with the culture and environment of the Isles.
Russell is a keen field naturalist, who also has a proven track record in arranging
speciality trips, he is known for his skill in organising accommodation and packages to suit individual
requirements. Russell has a particular understanding and interest in the life cycle of our native Red Grouse, visiting waders and the roles both play in our fragile habitat.
crofts on Lewis, has been actively involved in natural history for more than 40
years and has worked with and alongside a number of national conservation
organisations.Widely recognised as a specialist in the field of Deer, which he writes about for a number of publications.
In a Hebridean context Iain has been involved
in studies into the purity of native Red Deer on the isles. Iain also has
a lifelong interest in sea birds and their complex relationship with the
increasing number of apex Raptors which live here.