Wild birds, their young, eggs and nests are protected by the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 with some birds (schedule 1) provided additional protection from disturbance. It is there for an offence to remove any birds nest without a licence. Offences under the act carry a maximum £5,000 fine and 6 month prison term.
The removal of birds eggs and nests is possible however is only possible under licence. NBC are the UK’s experts in wildlife management with 30 years experience managing these types of conflicts liaising with licencing authorities to obtain licences to carry out actions that would otherwise be prohibited.
Licensing requires certain tests and is generally only granted where there is a risk to;
Anyone considering removing any bird nest must first consult the appropriate country agency for the current licence terms and conditions or seek professional advise.
There are several types of licences available and each relate to the species and circumstances that require control. The general licence, class licences and special licences. All have certain conditions that must be observed when carrying out egg and nest removal which is considered lethal.
Licence conditions include but are not limited to;
NBC’s experts will survey site to understand your requirements and complete a report detailing recommendations to manage the risks you are experiencing. If egg and nest removal is considered appropriate NBC will apply for the relevant licence on your behalf and manage the process for you to ensure minimum disruption to you and your business.
We are a nationwide company with local bird control teams near you, including the major cities of London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Find your local NBC team for expert advice and costs.
Birds most commonly experienced nesting on properties;
Whilst all nesting birds have the potential to impact or be impacted by a business our experience is that these species listed below are those most likely to come into conflict;
Urban house nesting birds which commonly nest on or in properties;
Ground nesting birds;
Other birds that can come into conflict;
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“We wouldn’t hesitate to utilise and recommend NBC Environments professional services in similar circumstances in the future if an opportunity of similar nature arose for a client.”
“It’s very rare for a such a large site to start at this time of year and not have an issue with nesting birds. The developer here had the foresight to appoint NBC to carry out mitigation on the site prior to us starting work there. Our dealings on site with NBC have been very easy and they professionally manage the site and worked with us.”