The very first thing to understand when you have a potential conflict with nesting birds is that ALL birds nests are protected by law and it is a criminal offence with a potential prison sentence to take or destroy them, this includes so called pest species such as the feral pigeon. Whilst it may be possible to obtain a licence to remove them this is only possible with the following justification:
Legislation also requires that anyone seeking to manage the impact of nesting birds takes a hierarchical approach detailed within an auditable document called an ‘Integrated Management Plan,’ and to explore non lethal methods before taking any eggs or nests.
NBC are leading experts in bird management with 28 years experience supporting clients helping them to navigate the conflict that can occur between nature and business so as to minimise the impact to wildlife and the clients operations whilst maintaining compliant to legislation.
NBC Environment are proud to be involved in winning a 2020 Sanctuary Award which recognises outstanding sustainability and conservation efforts across the Ministry of Defence estate.
The Environmental Protection & Enhancement Award celebrates projects that focus on wildlife and biodiversity, environmental research or tackles pollution and contamination issues.
The project was a collaboration between the Royal Air Force, the Wildfowl and Wetland’s Trust Slimbridge Reserve, Natural England, The Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Amey and NBC Environment across several RAF bases.
We were delighted to be involved in the project. There are many ways to prevent birds from nesting in places where they can pose risks and we look at all strategies to manage nesting birds.
We are always proud of our high standards and love our client feedback.
“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.”