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.
13th November 2017: Website updates are back!! It's been our busiest year ever, we seen new staff arrive and some staff head off to pastures new. First chills of winter are finally here after one of the warmest autumns we can remember. There should be some good fat mammals ready to get through the winter. Bats still flying and some hibernation sites not yet occupied.
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