Delivering expert ecological surveys and assessments for planning

FALCO Ecology is an independent ecological consultancy based in the Newcastle upon Tyne serving individuals, private and public sectors. We can provide expert advice, design tailor made surveys and undertake those surveys using state of the art technology.

We are specialists in conducting complex bird surveys. Our services include undertaking a full range of protected species surveys including bat surveys, badger, great crested newts, otter, red squirrel, reptiles and water vole. We also undertake habitat surveys including Phase 1 which forms part of a Preliminary Ecological Appraisal.

Following the completion of surveys we produce high quality, robust assessments and reports including scoping reports, baseline and Environmental Statements. These reports can be provided very swiftly to meet your strict deadlines. Drawings are produced in QGIS format and for more complex projects we work closely with ArcGIS specialists. We can also review and provide comments on third party assessments on complex ornithological matters.

We have close connections with the Local Planning Authority County Ecologists which can assist with agreeing the ecological survey requirements, potentially saving you time and money.

Our services are tailored to your specific needs to resolve the ecological constraints of your project.

We are experienced in undertaking Ecological Clerk of Work roles on a variety of construction sites including water and gas pipelines, providing a service which assists you in completing works whilst keeping within environmental law.

Members of our team hold appropriate protected species licenses, CSCS cards, are members of CIEEM and we abide by their Code of Practice.

COVID-19 and Ecological Surveys

FALCO Ecology are continuing to undertake ecological surveys including bird surveys and bat surveys. We are reviewing our working practice on a daily basis and are conforming to the latest Government and Public Health advice and CIEEM guidance. Current guidance from DEFRA to CIEEM (09.03.2021) allows for outdoor ecological surveys which comply with social distancing and hand washing. We are also undertaking internal building inspections following specific building risk assessments. We take the safety of our clients, staff and members of the public extremely seriously and will review each ecological survey request to ensure everyone remains safe. Additional measures have been implemented which include the use of hand sanitisers, hand washing facilities in vehicles, anti-bacterial wipes for handles and disposable gloves.

What Our Customers Think of Us

“Falco Ecology were excellent from start to finish, from the initial phone call, where they clearly explained what needed to be done, to the full and comprehensive report that was provided in a matter of days. They were also great value for money compared to other quotes I received. I cannot recommend them enough.” James Quigley – Residential Customer.

Adrian is professional and friendly, more than happy to explain the processes and procedures he uses electronically and verbally. Work was completed as quickly as it could be and there was no disruptions while surveys were done around the property. Would most definetly recommend his services.” Danielle Sperling – Residential Customer.