Dan is a passionate presenter, conservationist and ornithologist from Swansea, Wales. Having grown up on the South Wales coastline, her life passion for coastal birds and wildfowl thrived and has shaped her life. Since these childhood years, Dan has gone on to be wildly respected in the birding and Welsh community as an advocate for ornithology, garden wildlife and encouraging others to be involved in birding.
She is currently a presenter on BBC Radio Wales’ Country Focus sharing wildlife stories and meeting inspirational people from around Wales. Dan is also a published author having written ‘How to attract birds to your garden’ with DK Publishing in 2020.
Behind the scenes, she has worked on a number of TV shows as an consultant ornithologist and researcher with her many years of working in conservation but also knowing Wales like the back of her hand makes her perfect for finding locations and people to help with filming.
Dan is a huge advocate for garden wildlife and doing our bit to help the wildlife found within our area. The project now also featured products and books to go along with the playlists and frequent series on Youtube. Dan and the project also travels to festivals across the country showing how we can all get involved and care for the wildlife in our gardens. She also has a passion for making our own things and upcycling items to give them a new lease of life.
Whilst Dan’s career and primary interests are birds, and additional wildlife. She also has a huge love for fitness having been a kickboxer from the age of 7 and ending it at 21 due to injury, she reached black belt level and competing at world championships adding a number of medals and titles to her name. Her love for all things sci-fi and fantasy, in particular Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, is huge throughout her home in Wales and often makes an appearance during talks especially with children!