Wind Farm Bird Surveys is a business unit of ECOFACT Environmental Consultants Ltd. ECOFACT have recently published a new bird surveys gallery which covers the period April to July of 2013. The photos were taken by our ornithologists during the course of assessments being completed to inform Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIAs) and Natura Impact Assessments for proposed wind energy developments in the Irish Midlands.
We have had a number of notable planning success recently, including obtaining recent planning permission for Cloghan Wind Farm from Offaly County Council. An Bord Pleanála has also just given the green light for phase one of the hugely controversial €80 million Seven Hills Phase 1 Wind farm in South Roscommon. We prepared the Ornithological Impact Assessments / Natura Impact Statements for both of these successful projects.
Over the past few months ECOFACT’s professional ornithologists have been undertaking a number of expert breeding bird surveys at proposed wind farm sites throughout Ireland. ECOFACT is the leading independent provider of bird surveys in Ireland. We have extensive experience of Ornithological Impact Assessments and we are getting the most complex and controversial projects through planning in Ireland. ECOFACT is the leading company in Ireland providing services in relation to the design and implementation of a wide range of mitigation measures for birds, including Merlin Avian Radar systems – call us to get more details.
One of the main species we were surveying for this spring and summer was hen harrier, although we also surveyed for many other species including a number of specialist kingfisher surveys .
The new ECOFACT photo gallery can be accessed here and shows some images from the 2013 bird surveys we have completed.
If you have any queries or our would like to talk to about how we can ensure a successful planning application, particularly for wind energy developments, please do not hesitate to contact Ireland’s leading ecology team.