Bird Survey

Our experienced bird surveyors can advise you on survey methodology, legal protection, mitigation options and the timing of development works.

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 Vantage Point Surveys for Wind Turbine Developments, Breeding Bird Surveys, Winter Bird Surveys, Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS), Common Bird Census (CBC) surveys, Moorland Surveys using the ‘Brown and Shepherd’ methodology and species-specific surveys.

For more information call us on 029 2065 0331.

Some bird identification tips can be found in our articles on swallows and martins and warblers.

For some examples of our work, please see our recent project pages, including these case studies for Barn Owl Survey and Bird Survey.