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Bird Surveys

Protection and Legislation

All wild birds in the UK are protected by law under the Wildlife and Countryside (WCA) Act 1981 (as amended) making it illegal to:

  • Kill, injure or take any wild bird
  • Take, damage or destroy the nest of any wild bird while it is being built or in use
  • Take or destroy the eggs of any wild bird
  • Possess or control any wild bird or egg unless obtained legally

Bird species listed in Schedule 1 of the WCA receive special protection. This means that in addition to the offences above, it is also illegal to intentionally or recklessly disturb any bird listed on schedule 1 (such as Barn owls Tyto alba) while nesting or to disturb any of its dependant young.


Abricon Ltd are able to help with any bird surveys required to inform on the use of a site by birds, including both breeding and winter bird surveys.

Survey and calendar for Birds

Survey calendar for birds

Mitigation calendar for Birds

Mitigation calendar for Birds

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