Birds in Relation to Onshore Wind Farms

Clyde Ecology has considerable experience of conducting the baseline surveys required to assess the impacts of wind farms on birds, in line with the current SNH guidelines. Among the team we have worked on over fifty wind farm projects.

Our standard suite of wind farm surveys includes –

  • flight activity survey (vantage point methodology)
  • breeding bird survey
  • wintering bird survey
  • additional surveys that may be required for birds of high conservation value (such as breeding raptors, divers and black grouse).

We will advise on tailoring the level of survey effort to the size of your development.

Birds in relation to other developments

While specialising in onshore renewables projects, Clyde Ecology surveyors have also undertaken ornithological survey work appropriate to wide range of habitats, conservation issues and development proposals including:

  • High and low tide estuarine bird surveys, for marina and power station developments
  • Breeding bird surveys on brown field sites, green field sites and at landfill sites
  • Annual monitoring of breeding raptors
  • Goose monitoring and roost counts
  • Monitoring disturbance to SPA breeding birds due to noise pollution.
  • Watching briefs for nesting birds at construction sites.