Wild birds, their nests and eggs are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981 (as amended). In addition, species listed under Schedule 1 of the Act, such as barn owl and peregrine falcon have greater protection; they are protected by Special Penalties all year round.
The bird nesting period is between mid-March – August. Consideration should be given to nesting birds if any work to vegetation is undertaken within this period. It should be borne in mind that birds also nest in structures, such as buildings. I am able to undertake surveys for nesting birds and provide advice about how to avoid disturbance if necessary.
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