Bird Surveys

Great tit in hawthorn

If the development site is identified as having potential significance for breeding birds (usually as a result of the Preliminary Ecological Appraisal or due to known bird records from the site), this type of survey will be necessary.

Breeding bird surveys involve three visits to the site spaced evenly between April and June and will record bird species and likely breeding territories. Ecolocation have an expert ornithologist who can survey and recommend suitable, tailor-made mitigation to avoid and, where necessary, replace any habitats in use by breeding birds.