Wildlife Surveys

We undertake a wide range of surveys including:

Baseline surveys

  • Extended Phase 1 Habitat Surveys
  • Preliminary Ecological Appraisal
  • Ecology surveys for BREEAM and Code for Sustainable Homes (DWC staff are BREEAM ‘Suitably Qualified Ecologists’)

Protected Species Surveys

DWC have licensed surveyors for bats, barn owls, dormice and great crested newts

  • Bat and Barn Owl Surveys of Buildings – initial surveys can be carried out at any time of year, but if required further ’emergence’ surveys can only be undertaken May-August
  • Bat Emergence and Dawn Re-entry Surveys of Buildings
  • Bat Activity Surveys including for wind turbines
  • Greater Horseshoe Bat Activity Surveys (including South Hams SAC)
  • Dormouse Surveys
  • Great Crested Newt Surveys (including Devon GCN Consultation Zones)
  • Reptile Surveys
  • Breeding Bird Surveys including Cirl Buntings
  • Wintering Bird Surveys
  • Badger Surveys
  • Otter Surveys
  • Water Vole Surveys
  • National Vegetation Classification (NVC) Surveys

Devon Protected Species Zone Surveys

  • Great Crested Newt Consultation Zone – Habitat Suitability Index and Surveys
  • South Hams SAC Greater Horseshoe Bat Consultation Zone Surveys
  • RSPB Cirl Bunting Zone Surveys

European Protected Species (EPS) Development Licences

  • Bat EPS Licences
  • Dormice EPS Licences
  • Badger Sett Licences

Please note that many of these surveys and licences can only be carried out at specific times of year (click here to see an ecological survey calendar), so it is best to contact an ecologist as soon as possible during your project.

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