The habitat requirement of birds is very varied and hence our survey technique and rationale will vary depending on the development proposals and the location of the proposed development. Please get in touch for an informal discussion about your site and possible survey requirements.

All common wild birds are protected under The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (and as amended). Under this legislation it is an offence to:

  • Kill, injure or take any wild bird
  • Take, damage or destroy the nest of any wild bird while it is in use or being built
  • Take or destroy the egg of any wild bird

Certain rare breeding birds are listed on Schedule 1 of The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (and as amended). Under this legislation they are afforded the same protection as common wild birds and are also protected against disturbance whilst building a nest or on or near a nest containing eggs/unfledged young.

Bird Surveys

Our team of experienced ornithologists have extensive knowledge of ornithological surveying techniques including:

  • Breeding Bird Survey
  • Common Bird Census including territory mapping
  • Flight line survey (vantage point) for wind farm appraisals
  • Coastal ornithological monitoring (both long and short term)
  • Farmland bird surveys
  • Mapping and transect surveys

There are also occasions when it is necessary for single species surveys to be conducted and this can be provided following the latest techniques and guidelines.

This service includes...

Why use Inspired Ecology?

Inspired Ecology Ltd are a team of experienced ecologists with complementary expertise that can provide complete ecological solutions for your project.


Practical experience in the use of advanced technological species surveying equipment

Ecological Solutions

Wide knowledge and expertise in theoretical and practical field skills suitable for a range of flora and fauna


As a small company with a distinguished reputation within the sector, we assure the highest standard of customer service and efficiency tailored towards your ecology needs


Over 15 years of experience in the ecological sector with personnel holding relevant degrees and/or membership of appropriate professional bodies


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