Hen Harrier Surveys

Hen harrier surveys are a Cork Ecology specialityCork Ecology specialise in conducting detailed assessments of hen harrier activity in the breeding and non-breeding seasons around developments such as wind farms and landfill sites etc, as part of the EIA process.

The hen harrier is on Annex 1 of the EU Birds Directive, and is an Amber-listed species in Ireland. Wind farms or other developments within areas of importance for hen harrier are subject to Environmental Impact Assessment.

Our assessments include surveys to determine hen harrier territorial activity around a development site, foraging activity within a development site, and also determining the presence of hen harrier winter roosts in the vicinity of a development site.

Recent Projects

  • Post-Construction monitoring of Hen Harrier breeding activity and winter roost activity at a wind farm in Co. Kerry
  • Post-Construction monitoring of Hen Harrier breeding activity at a wind farm in Co. Tipperary
  • Monitoring of Hen Harrier breeding activity during construction of a wind farm in Co. Kerry
  • Monitoring of Hen Harrier breeding activity during construction of a wind farm in Co. Tipperary
  • Post-construction monitoring of Hen Harrier activity at a landfill site in Co. Cork
  • Post-construction monitoring of Hen Harrier activity at a wind farm in Co. Cork
  • Assessments for three proposed wind farm developments in Co. Kerry
  • Assessment for proposed wind farm development in Co. Cork
  • Assessment for proposed wind farm development in Co. Kilkenny
  • Assessment for proposed wind farm development in Co. Clare
  • Assessment for proposed wind farm development in Co. Tipperary
  • Co-ordinated 2005 National Hen Harrier Breeding Survey for NPWS, BWI & IRSG
  • Assessment for proposed wind farm development in Co. Tipperary
  • Breeding survey in Co. Cork and Co. Kerry for NPWS
  • Assessment for proposed wind farm development in Co. Cork
  • Assessment for proposed wind farm development in Co. Tipperary
  • Assessment for proposed wind farm development in Co. Kerry
  • Assessment for proposed land fill development in Co. Kerry
  • Habitat selection study in Counties Limerick, Cork and Kerry for Dúchas

Contact us for more information on our hen harrier surveys