Bird Surveys

Designing and implementing bird surveys and preparing Ornithological Impact Assessments (OIA) are our key area of expertise. We are the leading independent company in Ireland that provides these services.

Male yellowhammer

Male yellowhammer

We have the capabilities and expertise to undertake Breeding Bird Surveys (for example hen harrier surveys for onshore wind farms); Common Bird Census (CBS) including detailed territory mapping; Flight line surveys (vantage point) for wind farm appraisals (i.e. for Whooper Swans and Greenland White-fronted geese); Monitoring of sensitive sites and as part of planning compliance; Wintering bird surveys; Coastal and wading bird surveys; along with Mapping and transect surveys. Breeding raptor studies are undertaken using standard methodologies (i.e. Scottish Natural Heritage methods). We have extensive experience in relation to Hen Harriers, and are currently undertaking Hen Harrier Surveys throughout Ireland and the UK. Other priority species that we survey regularly include Red Grouse, Short-eared Owl, Merlin, Golden Plover, Curlew, Peregrine Falcon, Lapwing, Whooper Swan, Greenland White-fronted Geese, along with smaller passerine species such as skylark. Our surveyors also have extensive expertise in wildfowl surveys and in conducting surveys of coastal and marine species.

Male hen harrier

Male hen harrier

We also have extensive experience of Collision Risk Modelling (CRM) and have experience in the design and implementation of a wide range of mitigation measures for birds. Bird surveys carried out by Wind Farm Bird Surveys are undertaken by professional ecologists with recognised ornithological experience and training. All survey results are recorded following accepted international standards and protocols.

So if you need a bird survey contact us immediately at +353 (61) 419477.

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