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Birds

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Method Reference Licence Required
General

Joint Nature Conservation Committee (2004). Common Standards Monitoring Guidance for Birds, Version August 2004. JNCC, Peterborough.

Mustoe S, Hill D, Frost D and Tucker G (2005). Birds in: Hill D, Fasham M, Tucker P, Shewry M and Shaw P (eds) Handbook of Biodiversity Methods: Survey, Evaluation and Monitoring, 412-432. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Gibbons DW and Gregory RD (2006) Birds in: Sutherland WJ (ed) Ecological census techniques, 2nd Edition, 308-350. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Bibby CJ, Burgess ND, Hill DA and Mustoe SH (2000). Bird Census Techniques, 2nd Edition. Academic Press, London.

Gregory RD, Gibbons DW and Donald PF (2004). Bird census and survey techniques in Sutherland WJ, Newton I and Green RE (eds) Bird Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques, 17-56. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Scottish Natural Heritage (2005). Survey Methods for the use in assessing the Impacts of Onshore Windfarms on Bird Communities.

Scottish Natural Heritage (2006). Assessing Significance of Impacts from Onshore Windfarms on Birds outwith Designated Areas.

Symes N and Currie F (2005). Woodland Management for Birds: A Guide to Managing for Declining Woodland Birds in England. RSPB Management Guides.

Berthold P (2001). Bird Migration: A General Survey, 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Bibby C, Jones M and Marsden S (1998). Expedition Field Techniques: Bird Surveys. Royal Geographical Society, London.

Gilbert G, Gibbons DW and Evans J (1998). Bird Monitoring Methods: A manual of techniques for key UK species. RSPB, Bedfordshire.

McCracken DI (1992). Survey Methods for Recording and Mapping Environmental Data and Bird Observations. JNCC, Peterborough.

British Trust for Ornithology. Bird Atlas 2007, Simple Methods.

Surveys for protected species may require a licence.
Wetland Birds

Walsh PM et al. (1995). Seabird monitoring handbook for Britain and Ireland: a compilation of methods for survey and monitoring of breeding seabirds. JNCC, Peterborough.

Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS): Numbers and Trends

Surveys for protected species may require a licence.
Breeding Birds

Walsh PM, Halley DJ, Harris MP, del Nevo A, Sim IMW and Tasker ML (1995). Seabird monitoring handbook for Britain and Ireland: a compilation of methods for survey and monitoring of breeding seabirds. JNCC, Peterborough.

Nobel DG, Bashford RI and Baille SR (2000). Breeding Bird Survey 1999.  British Trust for Ornithology.

Gregory R, Baillie S and Bashford R (2004). Monitoring breeding birds in the United Kingdom in: Bird Numbers 1995, Proceedings of the International Conference and 13th Meeting of the European bird Census Council, Parnu, Estonia.

Licence required to disturb Wildlife & Countryside Act Schedule 1 species during breeding the season.

 

Specialist Species and Groups

Species/ Group Reference Licence Required
Barn Owls

Barn Owl Trust (2010). Survey techniques. Leaflet no. 8. The Barn Owl Trust, Ashburton, Devon.

English Nature (2002). Barn owls on site: a guide for developers and planners, 2nd Edition. English Nature, Peterborough

Shawyer C (2012). Barn Owl Tyto alba Survey Methodology and Techniques for use in Ecological Assessment. Wildlife Conservation Partnership.

Toms MP (2001). Project Barn Owl: Evaluation of an Animal Monitoring Programme. British Trust for Ornithology, Thetford.

Licence required to disturb during the breeding season.
Raptors

Hardey J, Crick H, Wernham C, Riley H, Etheridge B and Thompson D (2009). Raptors: A Field Guide to Survey and Monitoring, 2nd Edition. TSO, Edinburgh.

Licence required to disturb during the breeding season.
Kestrels

Clements R (2008). The Common Kestrel population in Britain. British Birds, 101(5).

Licence required to disturb during the breeding season.
Cirl Bunting

RSPB (2017).  Survey Methodology to establish presence of cirl bunting on a site

 

Devon County Council, Teignbridge District Council, Torbay Council, RSPB (Oct 2017). Wildlife and Development Guidance Note: Cirl Bunting

Licence required to disturb during the breeding season.