Ground nesting birds on sites earmarked for development can cause delays and incur high costs.
All wild birds, their eggs and nests are protected by law, this means that once a nest is established an exclusion zone of 50-100 metres is needed around the nest. This can cause significant problems for companies with scheduled work to complete in areas where ground nesting birds have settled.
Our goal is to ensure that the ground nesting birds have a place to nest that will not interfere with scheduled works, we do this by identifying local areas that would be more suitable for ground nesting birds to settle. With our team working with trained working dogs from sunrise to sunset we can encourage ground nesting birds to create nests in the alternative nesting sites.
In conjunction with this, we identify hotspots of ground nesting bird activity and use our bird of prey team to further dissuade ground nesting birds from settling there. This is another measure to ensure that the ground nesting birds view the alternative nesting sites as a safer place to nest and raise their young.