The Wildlife Acts provide protection of all wild birds, nests and eggs. In addition, the EC Birds Directive protects specific birds and their habitats and together they form a level of strict protection that warrants a high level of expertise in collecting data and interpreting it for a range of scenarios.
Scott Cawley Ltd have been undertaking bird surveys for a wide range of impact assessment studies including wind energy developments, coastal developments, recreational and residential schemes. Bird survey expertise and experience is essential when selecting a team of surveyors and our staff have experience of a wide range of habitat scenarios as well as expertise in targetted surveys such as vantage point surveys, hen harrier winter roost surveys, barn owl surveys, breeding bird surveys. All surveys are carried out in accordance with accepted methodologies and guidelines as appropriate. We also draw upon our Panel of Specialists when required to survey for notable species or for particularly complex survey scenarios.
Specific services include:
- Breeding bird surveys for impact assessment and as pre-construction services;
- Raptor surveys including hen harrier and barn owl multi-season surveys;
- Vantage point surveys for wind energy developments;
- Breeding and overwintering wader and wildfowl surveys.
15th Feb 2017: Temperatures are still mild. Tits and Jackdaws already breeding and any hedgerow removal should be preceded by approporiate surveys to ensure compliance with Wildlife Acts. HIbernation surveys for bats still valid despite mild days. Early spring woodland flowers already started and frogspawn noted in some sites but main breeding surge does not seem to have started yet.
We are looking for an ECOLOGIST with 1-3 years ecological consultancy experience. Do you have ecological consultancy experience? Are you a MCIEEM member (or eligible to be one)? Know your Festuca from your Fallopia? Get in touch!!