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Breeding Birds

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Breeding Bird Survey

The Breeding Bird Survey is undertaken between April and June and comprise of three site visits in April, May and June respectively. For planning purposes, a site assessment of breeding birds is made using a survey based upon the British Trust for Ornithology’s strategic Breeding Bird Survey (BBS).

We will visit your site in April to map habitat and determine survey transects. We will then revisit the site in May and June to undertake bird counts along the pre-determined transects.

This survey may be required for planning determination.

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Breeding Bird Checks

Breeding Bird Checks are a focused survey used to determine whether breeding birds are present in a specific patch of habitat – usually prior to vegetation clearance. The surveys are carried out throughout the breeding bird season (March to August).

Your Arbtech consultant will undertake three dawn monitoring visits to establish whether breeding birds are actively nesting on your site.

This survey may be required by planning condition.

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Our friendly team at head office can answer your questions and provide you with a price for your project quickly. Get in touch with the team today.

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    Once your survey is complete we will write your report and send it over to you when payment is made.

Arbtech have the in house expertise to allow us to carry out surveys for breeding birds quickly and efficiently. We can provide a number of surveys including a breeding bird survey and a breeding bird check.

Why You Have Been Asked for a Breeding Bird Survey

In the UK, all nesting birds are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended). This means that it is an offence to intentionally kill, injure or take any wild bird or take, damage or destroy its nest whilst in use or being built, or take or destroy its eggs. Breaking the law can lead to fines of up to £5000 per offence and prison sentences of up to 6 months.

Breeding bird surveys can only be done at certain times of the year so if you have been asked for one, we would advise you to arrange for the survey to be done as soon as possible to avoid any delays to your project. A breeding bird survey can only be done during the months of April, May and June and breeding bird checks can be done between the months of March and August inclusive.

About Us

We have been carrying out ecological surveys and arboricultural surveys for over 10 years now. We are one of the UK’s leading consultancies and we are obsessed with delivering high quality surveys quickly and efficiently. Just check out the hundreds of genuine reviews from happy clients.

We have a number of offices in the UK. We are strategically placed in Chester, Birmingham and London which allows us to carry out surveys nearly everywhere. We also have full time employees based at home in many other locations which means that our coverage is even wider. This means that wherever you are in the UK, there should be no issue providing you with a fast, efficient and low cost survey.

Survey Calendar

Some surveys can only be done at certain times of the year. Take a look at our calendar to find out more.

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