Due to our ever increasing skill set at Arbtech, we’ve introduced a number of new services we can now offer – Breeding bird surveys and invasive species surveys.

Breeding Birds

During breeding bird surveys, we check if your development could have a negative impact on nesting birds which are protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. This act makes it illegal to injure or kill any wild bird or take, damage or destroy its nest whilst it is in use or being built. Breeding bird surveys are done between April and June and require three site visits – one in April, one in May and one in June. The visit in April allows us to map the habitat and determine survey transects. The following 2 visits comprise of bird counts in the habitat we have determined.

Breeding bird surveys are sometimes needed for planning permission. For any more information, please contact the team.

Invasive Species

We now provide specialist services relating to problematic species including Japanese knotweed, giant Hogweed and Himalayan balsam and injurious weeds. We can provide audits, management plans, biosecurity planning and expert witness services.

We work to BS 42020:2013 Biodiversity: Code of practice for planning and development and the CIEEM Code of Practice and our principal, Chris Formaggia is BASIS qualified and as such is qualified to give advice on pesticide and fertiliser as covered by the FEPA Act 1985 and the Control of Pesticide Regulations 1997.

For more information, or to start your survey, please get in touch today for a free quote.

Learn more on on invasive species surveys page.