Bird Nest Survey


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 bird nesting window.

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, bald eagle, osprey) 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 Melissa, a Biologist in Training (BIT) and BC Certified Erosion Sediment Control Lead (BC-CESCL) with experience in environmental and watercourse assessments, Riparian Area Regulation (RAR) assessments, habitat restoration, invasive vegetation management, bird nest surveys, water quality and Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) monitoring, and the preparation of environmental reports.