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Bird Surveys

Sustainability Appraisals
Invasive Species
Invasive Species Survey
Project Management

Harmil Environmental's team of expert ecologists have extensive experience in undertaking bird surveys and producing professional and comprehensive ecological reports required to meet planning conditions. 

Working throughout the UK, we have worked on a wide range of projects throughout the UK and continue to work with private clients, architects, developers and local authorities. Our aim is to make developments proceed as smoothly as possible whilst working under the jurisdiction of the wildlife laws.

When do I need a Bird Survey?

All birds are protected by law during the breeding season, with additional protection given to birds under schedule 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (as amended).


Birds are vulnerable to any form of land use change and can have impacts through habitat loss, disturbance, displacement and even mortality. We offer surveys for breeding birds (of all species), specific-species plans of birds under schedule 1 and winter passage and wildfowl surveys.

We are also experienced to be able to provide mitigation and compensation for a wide variety of bird species to ensure their protection at a site.

Prior to any development, protected species are required to be considered prior to the approval of planning. The following species are protected and must be considered: 

- Bats 

- Badgers

- Birds

- Great Crested Newts

- Hazel Dormouse

- Invertebrates

- Otters

- Red Squirrels

- Reptiles

- Water Voles

- White-Clawed Crayfish

- Other Wildlife

How can Harmil help?

Harmil Environmental's ecologists are licensed to carry out bird surveys anywhere in the UK with prices starting from as low as £250. 

We always aim to offer a fast, professional and friendly service at competitive prices. We work with our clients to provide common sense solutions and we will never stop a development, just work around protected species to ensure that no wildlife laws are broken! 

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Tel: 01782 308418



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