We offer a full range of expert ecological advice and surveys through our network of experienced and qualified Associate Ecologists and undertake work throughout Scotland and other parts of the UK. All our ecologists are members of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and hold relevant licences, Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) cards and are First Aid trained. Aquila Ecology has Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurances.

We provide a professional and cost-effective service to our clients by seeking innovative solutions to potential problems. We deliver high quality work and have a huge bank of experience and knowledge to draw within our network of ecologists which also enables us to offer a flexible and responsive service to meet the needs of each project.

Our services include:

  • Protected Species Survey (flora and fauna), Mitigation, Licensing and Monitoring
  • At height surveys for Protected Species
  • Phase 1 Habitat & NVC Surveys
  • Environmental Advice for construction works
  • Ecological Clerk of Works Services (ECoW)
  • Groundwater Dependent Terrestrial Ecosystem Assessments
  • Ornithological Surveys and Monitoring
  • Habitat and Protected Species Mitigation Design and Restoration
  • Habitat and Species Management Plans
  • Species Protection Plans
  • Invasive Species Surveys
  • GIS/Digital Mapping
Mammal Surveys

Many of our native mammals have suffered serious population declines within the past few decades leading to some species being specially protected under and are generally also listed as priority species in the Scottish Biodiversity List. This protection can limit what activities developers, private landowners and house holders can proceed with without an appropriate survey. If any protected species...

Habitat and Vegetation Surveys

The UK has a wealth of terrestrial and freshwater habitats including grassland, fens, marsh, dunes, rivers and woodland. These habitats provide homes for thousands of species and as such some types of habitats and some specific sites receive special protection under National and International Law.
Our network of ecologists includes botanists who have completed surveys in a number of habitats...

Bird Surveys

All bird species are protected in the UK under the Wildlife and Conservation Act 1981 (as amended) during the breeding season regardless of their population size. The length of the breeding season varies between species, but the peak months are April-August. Birds breed in most habitats including the built environment so bird surveys are a common requirement of any...

Ecological Clerk of Works (ECoW) Service

Having an assigned ECoW on a site is often a requirement of planning and the role of the ECoW is to ensure that the client remains compliant with the law whilst offering practical advice to facilitate site workers to meet development timescales. Getting things right first time can save a lot of time and money.
Our ECoW services include:
Advising and...


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