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Thomson Ecology HandbookWintering bird surveys

TEH Index

Part 1: Legal frameworks

Part 2: Planning policy and other guidance

Part 3: Development and features of biodiversity importance

Part 4: Surveys and assessment

Part 5: Mitigation and enhancement

Part 6: Practical techniques

Wintering bird surveys


Wintering bird surveys are most often required for habitats that support populations of migratory species during the winter, although they are also carried out in other areas when a full assessment of the impact upon birds is required, for example with major infrastructure schemes.

Wintering bird surveys can be carried out from November until the end of February in the following year. The techniques used depend on the habitat, though typically the survey area is divided into smaller areas and counts of birds are made for each of these on several occasions over the winter period.

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Wintering bird surveys