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What a Bird Survey and Report from Adonis Ecology Can Do for You

If you need a professional bird survey and report for a planning application or for legal compliance, if you need to keep costs down, and if you need to keep things running on time - you can have that and more with Adonis Ecology.

Our aim is to help create a situation where business and bird conservation is on the same side - where you can make more money and help conserve wildlife at the same time. To achieve this, we not only look for ways to save you money while ensuring your development complies with relevant wildlife legislation and planning policy, we also look for ways to actually add value so that you can have more profit and achieve a development which you can be proud of for the way it protects and enhances habitat for wildife such as birds.

We would intend to develop a long term relationship with you as we have with our other clients, most of whom are professional developers and their advisors, such as architects, planning consultants, and chartered surveyors, so you will find that:

Your bird survey and report from Adonis Ecology would achieve your goals in a highly cost-effective manner, because:

You can be confident that we deliver what we promise, as our quality system is ISO 9001:2008 quality assured.

Certain types of bird surveys can only be carried out in a narrow seasonal window each year, so if your business requires a bird survey, contact us today to discuss your site and requirements in more detail so you don't miss the seasonal window - or you could have to wait for another year!

More detailed information on the more commonly required types of bird survey is given below.

Nesting Bird Check

This may be required if actions that could disturb or harm nesting birds would occur during the bird breeding season, which is typically taken as being from the beginning of March to the end of August (although the habitats and likely species on site have to be taken into account - some species nest earlier - Blackbirds for example, can be laying eggs in February, and some can still be nesting later - young Swallows, for example, can still be in the nest in September). In this situation, in order to ensure compliance with the Wildlife and Countryside Act, it is necessary to check whether birds are actively nesting in the area of expected impact and to take impact avoidance measures as appropriate.

The nesting bird check typically involves a visit to the site by a trained and experienced bird surveyor who will carry out both a visual check for bird nests and a survey looking for bird behaviour indicating nesting activity. Following on from this, a report is produced on the findings, the legal implications, and as appropriate suggested precautions and mitigation advice on actions to ensure compliance with The Wildlife and Countryside Act.

If you require a nesting bird check, contact us today to discuss your site and requirements in more detail.

Breeding Bird Survey

This type of survey is typically used on sites where there is considered to be an elevated risk of a breeding bird assemblage of significant conservation value being present that could be affected by the proposed activity.

Survey would follow standard guidelines and involve at least five morning site visits between late March and early June, recording the bird species present and the numbers and activities on site. This would be used to establish the patterns of use of the site by birds during the peak nesting season.

Typical outcomes from such a survey would be as follows:

If you require a breeding bird survey, contact us today to discuss your site and requirements in more detail.

Winter Bird Survey

This type of survey is typically used on site where there is considered to be an elevated reisk of a wintering bird assemblage of significant conservation value being present that could be affected by the proposed activity.

Surveys for birds would follow standard guidelines and involve twice-monthly survey visits between October and March, recording wintering bird species present and the numbers and activities on site. This would be used to establish the patterns of use of the site by birds during the winter season.

Typical outcomes from such a survey would be as follows:

If you require a winter bird survey, contact us today to discuss your site and requirements in more detail.

 

Page Author: Richard Sands