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Iolo Williams is a TV presenter, naturalist, conservationist, writer, public speaker and tour guide. Find out more and how to join him on his wildlife tours at

OCT 16

“I could see the Irish coast!”

A week’s guiding with Nature Scotland on the wonderful Scottish island of Islay meant that it was time, once again, to put my Leica Noctivid 10×42 binoculars and my Apo Televid spotting scope to the test.

JUL 11

A trip to Speyside

TV presenter Iolo Williams has been a Leica brand ambassador since 2015. Here, the Welsh birder recounts a trip to northeast Scotland.

JAN 02

Streets ahead

“They’re the best pair of binoculars I’ve ever picked up,” said TV presenter, naturalist and wildlife guide Iolo Williams when we asked him how he was getting on with his new 10×42 Noctivids.


California dreaming

Things are well and truly wintry in Britain at the moment, so the Leica Birding UK team decided to banish the blues temporarily by chatting about sunnier summer days with one of our ambassadors. Naturalist, TV presenter and wildlife guide, Iolo Williams had bad luck with the weather earlier this year, having been caught in unseasonably bleak, wet weather in spring and early summer on various islands off the Scottish coast.


Iolo Williams in Shetland

Naturalist, TV presenter, writer and wildlife guide Iolo Williams has spent a lot of time on islands this spring and summer. After spending a fabulous – if cold – three weeks on the Farne Islands off the east coast of northern England for BBC Springwatch, he headed further north in early summer to lead a party of 10 avid wildlife watchers on the Shetlands.


Iolo Williams and the white binoculars

It’s been a busy year for Leica Birding ambassador, wildlife TV presenter Iolo Williams. We caught up with him recently to find out how filming the BBC’s ever-popular Springwatch had gone this year.


Leica for all seasons with Iolo Williams

Last time Leica Birding caught up with TV presenter Iolo Williams, he told us about scaring off a bear using only a pair of Trinovid binoculars. Since then, he’s been extremely busy on and off screen, filming and guiding around the UK and beyond. There haven’t been any more bare-knuckle grizzly encounters, but he has seen some fantastic sights with the aid of his trusty Ultravid 10×42 HD-Plus.