Nearly all birds, their nests and eggs are protected under UK law and some especially rare species are given enhanced protection from disturbance during the breeding season. Almost all development sites have the potential to support nesting birds and this can impose seasonal constraints on site clearance.
Acer Ecology has the capacity to undertake a wide range of bird surveys including Winter Bird Surveys, Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS), Common Bird Census (CBC), Moorland Surveys using the ‘Brown and Shepherd’ methodology, vantage point surveys and species specific surveys.
Our experienced ornithologists can advise you on survey methodology, legal protection, mitigation options and the timing of development works. For more information call us on 029 2041 0036.Wild Birds and the Law in England and Wales: A Plain Guide to Bird Protection Today Barn Owls and Rural Planning Applications: ‘What needs to Happen’: A Guide for Planners