Bird Nest Surveys

Bird Nest Surveys are performed to adhere to the BC Wildlife Act (WA) and the Federal Migratory Birds Convention Act (MBCA) that provides protection for birds and their nests from disturbance or harm during the breeding season.

The provincially recognized bird nesting period for most birds, from nest-building through to fledging is March 1 to September 30. The nests of some birds (e.g., heron and raptor nests) are afforded year-round protection. When removing trees, especially during the bird nesting period, a Bird Nest Survey may be required to meet regulatory bylaws.

Bird Nest Surveys can be conducted by our QEPs and must take place prior to vegetation clearing. If an active nest is found, setbacks, as determined by a QEP, are to be implemented and removal of trees within a setback is prohibited until fledging has occurred. A report detailing our findings and recommended buffers (if required) will be provided for your records and is often a requirement of most municipalities prior to the issuance of a tree clearing/cutting permit.

Our professional biologists and QEPs are experienced in conducting Bird Nest Surveys. If you have any questions or would like a site-specific cost estimate, please to not hesitate to contact us today to see how we can help you.

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 Talk to our environmental professionals. Please contact Kyla, a QEP with experience in watercourse   assessments, Riparian Area Protection Regulation (RAPR) assessments, bird nest surveys, fish and   wildlife salvages, environmental monitoring, and the preparation of Ecosystem Development Plans   (EDP), Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMP), and Invasive Species   Management Plans (ISMP).