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BIRD SURVEYS

Bird surveys are required in all areas where a proposed development/activity may interfere with bird activity at a particular site. Such development/activities include wind farms, powerlines, dredging/sediment disruption in sensitive mudflat or sandflat areas.

Bird surveys are typically carried out on a seasonal basis. Appropriate survey methodologies are used depending on the location and species/groups of interest. Specialist ornithologists carry out each survey. Following assessment of the survey area and identification of bird species present, the impacts of the proposed development are assessed and mitigation measures (if applicable) are proposed.

EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS UNDERTAKEN BY AQUAFACT INCLUDE:

  • Monitoring Sand Martin Colony during subsea cable laying at Ross Beach, Killala, Mayo
  • Cliff breeding, coastal and terrestrial bird surveys for Westwave Project, Doonbeg, Clare
  • Bird monitoring surveys at proposed Craignagapple Wind Farm, Tyrone
  • Review of interactions between birds at the Carrowbrowne Landfill Site and Galway Airport, Co. Galway
  • Survey of possible bird migratory flight paths in Co. Leitrim
  • Assessment of avifauna at Cloheen Marsh, Co. Cork
  • Assessment of bird populations along a proposed power line between Oughterard and Recess, Co. Galway
  • Bird monitoring surveys at proposed onshore wind farm site at Cappagh, Tyrone
  • Bird monitoring surveys at proposed onshore wind farm site at Carn Hill, Antrim
  • Bird monitoring surveys at proposed onshore wind farm site at Crockbrack, Tyrone
  • Bird monitoring surveys at proposed onshore wind farm site at Corby Knowe, Antrim
  • Bird monitoring surveys at proposed onshore wind farm site at Dunbeg, Derry
  • Bird monitoring surveys at proposed onshore wind farm site at Slievenaglogh, Louth
  • Bird monitoring surveys at proposed onshore wind farm site at Dunany, Antrim
  • Bird monitoring surveys at proposed onshore wind farm site at Cregganconroe, Tyrone
  • Bird monitoring surveys at proposed onshore wind farm site at Inishative, Tyrone
  • Bird monitoring surveys at proposed onshore wind farm site at Monnaboy, Derry
  • Bird monitoring surveys at proposed onshore wind farm site at Coomleagh, Cork
  • Bird monitoring surveys at proposed onshore wind farm site at Lisbealad, Cork