We provide site visits (including last minute) to assess whether breeding birds, important plants, reptiles, amphibians, lepidoptera and other fauna may be present prior to the removal of vegetation or buildings. This will prevent any contravention to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and help with any planning applications.
Phase 1 Habitat Assessment.
This involves a thorough walk over of the recording area, and will be conducted to determine what habitats are present and which species of flora and fauna are present. Transect lines will be prepared for following bird surveys on each site..
Breeding Bird Survey.
Using bird methodology, sites are fully assessed to show which species are present, where within the recording area and in what numbers. Bird status is included such as breeding, feeding, commuting, roosting etc. Dawn and evening surveys are included and we also look for bird signs such as feather remains, pellets, nest holes etc to help form an idea of which species are present or using the site.
Winter Bird Survey.
Looking at which species are present, their numbers and the type of habitat they are in, and whether they are feeding, roosting or commuting. These surveys can also be used for monitoring and managing of a site.
Surveying of used or disused buildings, homes and garages to establish what species are present either breeding, feeding or roosting. Internal and external survey completed which can be used prior to planning applications. Advice also given on the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
Fixed Point Survey and Monitoring.
Using fixed points to monitor and assess which species are present and in particular which flight paths or feeding sites they are using that may be compromised. This type of survey can be used where existing structures or proposals are in place for wind farms, electricity pylons, large buildings etc.
Recording which species are present and in what numbers, either feeding, roosting or commuting. Visits are conducted during high and low tides, daytime and evening to maximise the potential for recording the different bird species. Reed bed roost counts also available.
Nest box Monitoring.
Mapping where boxes are and determining if they are occupied or unoccupied, the species present and total numbers of pairs. We can also advise on which boxes may need replacing or repairing. Advice also given on where proposed boxes can be sited.
Garden, Allotment, School Garden.
Identifying which species are present breeding, roosting or commuting. Advice is given on how to attract birds, where to erect boxes and bird tables, which species to plant to attract birds and when to cut vegetation and hedges.
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