Input to all stages of environmental impact and
management studies, detailing the avifauna present within a
designated development area, focussing on rare and/or threatened bird
populations likely to be affected, and detailing best management
practices and ways to mitigate negative impacts.
Design and expert supervision of long-term monitoring
of bird populations and impacts at proposed development sites.
The sustainable solution of conflict between bird and
human interests by means of rigorous scientific study.
Annotated avifaunal surveys with attendant
conservation management and ecotourism planning.
Peer review of existing avian survey, pre-screening,
scoping and impact assessment studies.
We have particular expertise and interest in the following:
The interface between
birds and energy development, with emphasis on the biology of avian
collisions with power infrastructure (especially power lines and
Early detection and
mitigation of avifaunal impacts, particularly at the Strategic
Assessment and pre-feasibility stages of the development schedule.
With our strong background in the scientific research of
raptor and avian collision ecology, we are uniquely placed to provide
highly specialised services such as:
- ground-based or aerial surveys of cliff-nesting raptor
- hi-tech GPS telemetry or radar tracking of mobile species to
inform collision risk studies;
- applied management solutions.
The products of these disciplines are critical to the effective
mitigation of impacts on threatened and susceptible birds.