Wings Of Wales has was established in 2015 by conservation photographer and bird of prey handler Lewis Phillips. He has been working in conservation, educating the public and flying birds for over ten years. Lewis has worked alongside many different conservation trusts in Britain and other countries around the world. We aspire to teach people about real issues that affect birds of prey in the wild.
Our other aims are to encourage education on habitat management and the politics that can affect birds of prey. But more than all of that we want you to have as much fun as possible with us while you are flying our birds of prey in the stunning countryside of Wales.
Currently Lewis is involved in an eight year book project documenting the demise of the old world vulture, this has taken us on many journeys where we have been fortunate to work great people and many birds of prey. Lewis has had great and enjoyable experiences whilst in the field, but there have been many down sides where bird fatalities have been devastating.
Having now experienced African and European trips while working with teams dedicated to improve vulture populations, we now want to pass all this information and experiences to our school visits and outdoor displays. Images on this page show the great people and friends that Lewis have met on his conservation travels regarding birds of prey, without these people birds like the vulture’s would struggle to survive in the wild.
One of our newest programmes is the possible introduction of the White Tail Eagle and Golden Eagle to the Welsh Countryside. In 1908 the White Tail became extinct form the UK. With lots of hard work they were re introduced back into Scotland’s Outer Hebrides in the 1970’s. With now a population of 100 pairs they are doing very well, and with a programme now in Southern Ireland and England the population is getting stronger in the UK. They do still face serious challenges with birds still being shot and poisoned to this very day.
We hope that Florence our White Tail will be the flagship for the Welsh proposal.