Ecology, Arboriculture and Ornithology

Our ecology team is comprised of specialist staff who can provide comprehensive ecology support tailored to your needs. Our clients require accurate baseline data input to project design in order to secure planning or licence consent, and onsite support during construction.
The team incorporates highly qualified and experienced personnel covering a range of disciplines. We have extensive experience in assessing ecological sensitivities and providing appropriate ecological support, regardless of project size, stage or complexity. We also have capacity to undertake research and develop innovative solutions to address particular problems.
The majority of our team are members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) as well as a range of other professional bodies.
Ecology, Arboriculture and Ornithology

The services we undertake include:


  • Breeding bird surveys (Common Bird Census and Brown and Shepherd)
  • Intertidal surveys
  • Winter walkover surveys
  • Targeted species and vantage point surveys​
  • Nesting bird Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW)
  • Collision Risk Assessment (CRA)
  • Bird hazard management
  • Mitigation design, technical reporting & management of licensed works


  • Phase 1 Habitat surveys (JNCC or UKHAB)
  • Phase 2 surveys including National Vegetation Classification (NVC) surveys
  • Groundwater Dependent Terrestrial Ecosystem (GWDTE) evaluation
  • Bryophyte surveys


  • Ecological constraints reports
  • Preliminary ecological assessments (PEA)
  • Options appraisals
  • Scoping studies
  • Ecological Impact Assessment (EcIA)
  • Ecological Clerks of Works (ECoW)
  • Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA)
  • Invasive non-native species (INNS) management plans
  • Green Infrastructure design
  • Ecosystem Services assessment
  • Biodiversity Net Gain
  • BREEAM, EcoHomes and Code for Sustainable Homes ecology assessments


  • BS5837:2012 Tree surveys
  • Visual Tree Assessment
  • Arbor-ecology assessment
  • Veteran Tree and Ancient Woodland Management Planning
  • Arboricultural Impact Assessment (AIA)
  • Arboricultural Method Statement (AMS)
  • Woodland enhancement and management planning
  • Contractor liaison


  • Preliminary and Targeted Protected Species Surveys
  • Bat surveys (Preliminary Roost Assessment, Activity Survey, transect, automated, elevated tree inspections, hibernation)
  • Species Protection Plans (SPP) and licence application support 
  • Site specific toolbox talk delivery and on -site audit
  • In-house ecologists who hold personal badger and bat disturbance licenses


  • River & Lake Habitat Surveys
  • Wetland management
  • Peatland restoration
  • River restoration
  • Electro-fishing and fish habitat surveys
  • Fresh water macro-invertebrate surveys
  • Aquatic plant surveys
  • Intertidal habitat surveys
Ecology, Arboriculture and Ornithology
Ecology, Arboriculture and Ornithology

Contact Us

Please call your local office to discuss your requirements with a member of the Ecology Team, or alternatively, email us at