The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 (and amendments) makes it illegal to intentionally kill, injure, or take any wild bird, their eggs or nests. Further penalties can occur for offences related to birds listed on Schedule 1, such as barn owls, kingfishers and red kites. These offences include intentional or reckless disturbance to these birds at their nests, or to their dependent young.
Birds are found in all habitat types and may require some or all parts of a site at different times of year for breeding, rearing young, foraging, display or roosting.
Ecosulis employs bird experts and licence holders (e.g. for barn owls) and offers services including: