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Bird survey

Graham looks for birds during a walkover survey

Wild Frontier Ecology supply expert bird surveys and ornithological services tailored to meet the needs of any project. Our staff ornithologists offer 50 years of combined professional experience. We also utilise a carefully developed network of expert associates to cover more distant sites. This flexible approach allows WFE to provide competitive quotes for high-calibre services, not only in Norfolk but throughout the UK. We have expertise with all birds including Schedule 1 species, and have experience surveying all habitats encountered in the UK, from lowland arable and coastal land in Norfolk to Scottish mountains and moorland. WFE staff hold Schedule 1 licences for stone curlew and barn owl.

Bird Survey and Assessment

  • Vantage point survey
  • Breeding bird survey (Common Bird Census, BBS)
  • Nesting bird checks on development sites
  • Nest locating
  • Wintering bird survey
  • Nocturnal surveys / thermal imaging
  • Acoustic bird monitoring
  • Radio tracking services
  • Post construction monitoring
  • Collision risk modelling
  • Barn owl survey and mitigation
  • Appropriate assessment of ornithological issues

Project Examples

Wintering bird surveys in an SPA

WFE was commissioned to undertake a study of foraging wintering birds on the River Deben Estuary SPA (Special Protection Area) in Suffolk, focusing on a particular area where a freshwater…

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