We perform specialist surveys of rare, protected and threatened species, under appropriate licences where relevant, and general biodiversity surveys.

Our skilled team has expertise covering all animal and plant biodiversity interests. We carry out Preliminary Ecological Appraisals (Extended Phase 1 habitat surveys) initially for most clients. Where necessary, we conduct follow-up 'phase 2' surveys for certain species and groups. We have extensive experience working on a range of Priority Habitats.

Here are some examples of survey work we undertake: 

  • PEA/Extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys
  • UKHab surveys
  • NVC botanical surveys
  • European-Protected Species (EPS) surveys
  • Great crested newt survey (torchlight, net, bottle-trap, egg search, larval, adult, terrestrial)
  • GCN Habitat Suitability Index (HSI) assessments
  • Natterjack and alien/non-native amphibian surveys
  • Sand lizard and smooth snake survey
  • Reptile surveys (artificial refugia and visual search)
  • Bat Preliminary Roost Assessment (PRA) of buildings, structures, and trees
  • Bat emergence/re-entry surveys, activity transects, static recording
  • Badger, hazel dormouse, water vole and otter surveys
  • Spraint, pellet and prey analysis
  • Trailcam/camera-trap surveys
  • Skeletal remains and post-mortem identification
  • Breeding bird survey and wintering bird surveys
  • Freshwater and terrestrial invertebrate surveys
  • Butterfly, moth, dragonfly/damselfly, mollusc, crustacean surveys
  • Hedgerow Regulations surveys
  • BS5837:2012 tree surveys, Arboricultural Impact Assessment
  • Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) and watching briefs
  • Population assessment and monitoring
  • Presence-absence surveys
  • Biodiversity audits
  • Biodiversity checklists
  • Conservation status assessment and advice
  • Ecology reports for planning applications
  • Habitats Regulations Assessment (HRA)/Appropriate Assessment
  • BNG Defra Metric 2.0
  • Invasive non-native species (INNS) surveys including Japanese knotweed, Himalayan balsam, giant hogweed, New Zealand pigmyweed/Australian swamp stonecrop, floating fern, red-eared terrapin, wall lizard, green lizard, edible/marsh frog, North American bullfrog, signal crayfish, and many other species.