BiOME Consulting has an in-house team of specialist ornithologists whom have worked on a huge range of projects from conservation initiatives to mining and renewables schemes.
Our network of field surveyors is extensive, covering the UK, Europe and many other regions globally; this ensures that we can provide an exceptional and cost-effective service no matter where the project is located.
Our survey team can implement any field methodologies and are capable of designing bespoke methods to suit the requirements of the project. Together with our in-house team of project managers and GIS technicians, our survey teams collect data in the most effective and robust method possible.
The most commonly employed survey techniques include;
- Vantage Point surveys.
- Upland and lowland breeding wader surveys.
- Breeding bird walkover surveys.
- Boat-based seabird surveys.
- Species-specific surveys including Black Grouse, Nightjar, Stone-curlew and Schedule 1 raptor surveys.
- Joint Nature Conservation Committee (2004). Common Standards Monitoring Guidance for Birds, Version August 2004. JNCC, Peterborough.
- Gibbons DW and Gregory RD (2006) Birds in: Sutherland WJ (ed) Ecological census techniques, 2nd Edition, 308-350. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
- Bibby CJ, Burgess ND, Hill DA and Mustoe SH (2000). Bird Census Techniques, 2nd Edition. Academic Press, London.
- Scottish Natural Heritage (2014). Survey Methods for the use in assessing the Impacts of Onshore Windfarms on Bird Communities.
- Scottish Natural Heritage (2006). Assessing Significance of Impacts from Onshore Windfarms on Birds outwith Designated Areas.
- Gilbert G, Gibbons DW and Evans J (1998). Bird Monitoring Methods: A manual of techniques for key UK species. RSPB, Bedfordshire.
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