Projects we have worked on
SES provided our client Northern Ecological Services with all the necessary ornithological survey data through the planning, construction and post-construction phases of this large scale Scottish and Southern Energy Renewables (SSER) project on an upland site in Sutherland, Scotland.
Overhead Transmission Lines
We have conducted numerous ornithogical and mammal surveys on overhead transmission line pathways (including the Beauly - Denny line) for our clients. This encompasses slightly different methodology from standard potential construction sites.
Cetacean and Seabird Surveys
SES was involved in the first ever major seabird and cetacean transect survey in the North Minch on Scotland 's west coast. We supplied our own survey vessel to assist the RSPB/Seawatch to ground truth satellite tagged birds from one of Scotlands major seabird locations, the Shiant islands.
SES is providing the long term population monitoring to the Foresty Commission Scotland on a sensitive site in the Highlands of Scotland. This is an ongoing project aimed at establishing population trends and the effects of predator and forestry managment practises.
SES has supported multiple clients with regular crepuscular monitoring of resident golden eagles. In line with SNH guidance, construction was allowed to continue within a buffer protection zone only when it had been established that no disturbance was being created to the golden eagles.
We have worked on many remote and challenging sites. These have included sites where access was only possible by flying surveyors in by helicopter during the winter season. All surveyors were given the requisite health and safety training allowing them to complete their tasks in a safe manner. Watch the video clip on the left for a winter wonderland....
SES is currently engaged in providing support to our client RJ McLeod's on a SSER site. This is in the construction phase and we are involved in terms of meeting statutory guidelines and best practice methodology with respect to breeding birds on site.
WHAT CLIENTS SAY
"Stagfire have assisted us with ornithological monitoring at several onshore wind farm developments across the north of Scotland. Their team of staff have consistently provided high quality survey data, and have proved to be very adaptable when working around site specific constraints."
Graeme Cook, Natural Power