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and Distribution Surveys - Industrial and Environmental
or multi-species, numeric or geographic distribution, habitat preferences of local
populations, plus identification of current and likely threats associated with
Nest Box and Habitat Improvement
and/or practical assistance with construction and provision of nest boxes for
specific or general species occupation.
Advice and/or practical
assistance with habitat management and/or improvement aimed at enhancing the composition
of bird species present, specifically or generally, in farmed, industrial or natural
Farm Estate Breeding Studies
I currently supervise
around 360 nest boxes distributed about four Devon farmland estates, main purposes
of which include:
Annual monitoring of these same nest sites plus
any associated nests of species not using boxes.
monitoring of all bird species involved on the land, with associated ringing of
all available adults and nestlings.
In some cases, associated mapping
and ongoing monitoring of mammal, plant and insect populations.
all cases all data is annually submitted to relevant national or county recorder(s),
e.g. British Trust for Ornithology, Devon