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Senior Ecologist (Full Time, Permanent Role)

By | July 13th, 2020|Recruitment|

In response to our continuing growth, Avian Ecology is looking for an experienced senior ecologist to join our skilled team, based in our Lower Stretton (near Warrington) office. Over the last decade, Avian Ecology has earned a reputation for professional excellence and for delivering consultancy services to the highest of standards on projects [...]

COVID-19 Update

By | March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorised|

Covid-19: The Avian Ecology team has moved to home working during the current Covid-19 situation, and is operating normally. We are continuing our field survey, and ecological assessment programme but are following Government guidance closely as it is updated. We send our best wishes to clients and colleagues at this difficult time and [...]

Sustainability Award at the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2019 Winner

By | July 10th, 2019|Protected Species|

The Energiekontor UK owned New Rides Wind Farm, located on the Isle of Sheppey in North Kent, comprises four wind turbines located in a unique setting adjacent to an RSPB nature reserve and close to an internationally designated site for birds. Avian Ecology provided comprehensive support for this highly complex project, through design, field surveys, [...]

Winter Ecological Services

By | January 9th, 2019|Ecology Survey, Mitigation and Management, Planning Advice|

The team at Avian Ecology have been kept very busy this winter with a large range of sites requiring Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) services, ranging from housing developments to new road schemes. The winter months can be an excellent time to plan for spring 2019 and with forward planning, carrying out some [...]

Technological Advances within Avian Ecology

By | August 16th, 2018|Ecology Survey, Education, Planning Advice|

  Advances in field based and office based technologies have been rapidly changing the efficiency and detail of data that we can now ascertain. The use of new equipment both in the field and in data analysis ensures the final service we can provide to clients is of the highest quality and allows [...]

Avoiding Procedural Pitfalls

By | July 3rd, 2018|Education, Mitigation and Management|

A recent Court ruling on mitigation and Habitats Regulations Assessment sets the cat amongst the pigeons, but do developers really need to be concerned ? Many development projects, when located in close proximity to a European designated site (Special Protection Areas, Special Areas of Conservation or Ramsars) are subject to Habitats Regulations Assessment [...]

Avian Ecology in Construction Forum Magazine

By | March 7th, 2018|EPS, Great Crested Newt, Housing|

Avian Ecology has recently been featured in January’s edition of Construction Forum magazine, the piece is in conjunction with Taylor Wimpey and details all the ecological works that we are providing. Avian Ecology has a long standing relationship with Taylor Wimpey and does many ecological surveys for new developments including; pre-application guidance, planning [...]

Ecology Masterclass with Una Maginn and Scottish Power

By | February 19th, 2018|Ecology Survey, Education, Mitigation and Management|

Avian Ecology’s Una Maginn along with Steven Edwards from Scottish Power, hosted an infrastructure and ecology workshop for countryside, ecology and animal management study groups from North Shropshire College. The session covered a wide range of topics revolving around habitat survey methods, protected species and biodiversity management and the considerations large infrastructure projects need [...]