Mark Risk

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Job Opportunity – Senior Ecologist

Avian Ecology is looking for an experienced Senior Ecologist to join our team of skilled professionals, in response to our continuing growth, particularly in the renewables sector. Over the last decade, Avian has earned a reputation for professional excellence and delivering services to the highest standards, on projects of all scales across the [...]

By | June 30th, 2021|Recruitment|0 Comments

Biodiversity Net Gain

Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain is soon to be required for all planning applications with the implementation of the forthcoming Environment Bill. Many planning authorities have already included it in planning policies and it is quickly becoming the norm. But what does it mean for your development? What is Biodiversity Net Gain? Biodiversity Net [...]

By | March 5th, 2021|Ecology Survey, Planning Advice, Uncategorised|0 Comments

We’re Expanding – Again!

Avian Ecology has been fortunate to experience growth through the last year, especially under the cloud of Covid. Our approach and resilience, alongside our strong portfolio (particularly in renewable energy), has enabled us to welcome new team members and to continue to plan for the future with confidence. In the last six months we have [...]

By | January 27th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

COVID-19 Update

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 [...]

By | March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Sustainability Award at the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2019 Winner

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, [...]

By | July 10th, 2019|Protected Species|0 Comments

Winter Ecological Services

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

  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 [...]

By | August 16th, 2018|Ecology Survey, Education, Planning Advice|0 Comments

Avoiding Procedural Pitfalls

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 [...]

By | July 3rd, 2018|Education, Mitigation and Management|0 Comments

Avian Ecology in Construction Forum Magazine

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 [...]

By | March 7th, 2018|EPS, Great Crested Newt, Housing|0 Comments

Ecology Masterclass with Una Maginn and Scottish Power

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 [...]

By | February 19th, 2018|Ecology Survey, Education, Mitigation and Management|0 Comments