About us


We are an independent consultancy with a background of 12 years experience from small ecological companies to large international multi-disciplined companies. We are based in the Newcastle upon Tyne and have hubs in York, Bristol and Coventry. As well as our expert in house team we use very experienced associates to assist in completing larger projects. We work the length and breadth of the UK and have experience from the lowlands of Kent to the uplands of the Highlands and use local associates to reduce our environmental impact.

We treat each project as unique and ecological surveys are tailored to your site. We specialise in bird surveys whilst also providing a full range of ecological surveys. We work with a number of highly experienced consultants to deliver high quality service to meet all your ecological requirements.

Our client base ranges from individual home owners to large construction companies and local councils.

Adrian George


FALCO Ecology is headed by Adrian George BSc (Hons) degree in Countryside Management and Ornithology (Hull University). Adrian is a highly skilled ecologist, specialising in ornithology, with over 27 years field experience and 10 years within the consultancy sector.  Adrian has worked in the North East and Scotland since 2008 and has undertaken surveys on sites adjacent to statutory designated sites including Morecambe Bay, Eden Estuary, Duddon Estuary and Northumberia Coast.

Adrian holds a Natural England Class 2 Bat Licence, Scottish Natural Heritage Bat Licence, Natural England great crested newt Licence, Schedule 1 Licence and is a fully qualified tree climber.  Adrian is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).

Adrian is a keen participant in the British Trust for Ornithology’s ringing scheme since 2001 and is a trainer. A key project that Adrian has been involved in is the monitoring of Peregrine nests across the north of England.

Andrew Walker

Associate Principal Ornithologist

Andy holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Countryside Management and Ornithology (Hull University). Andy has over 10 years ornithological consultancy experience, and has managed a large team of ornithologists, working on a range of medium- and large-scale developments for a variety of sectors including renewable energy (wind, solar etc.), industrial, commercial, transport, and residential developments throughout the UK and South Africa. His involvement in ecological projects ranges from design and implementation of diurnal and nocturnal ornithological survey methodologies, consultation, report writing (e.g. Environmental Statement Chapters, Technical Baseline Reports, Monitoring Reports, Habitat/Environmental Management Plans, and Habitat Regulation Appraisals), and data analysis (including Collision Risk Modeling and Population Viability Analysis) to mitigation advice. This work gets Andy birding in some incredible environments and results in continued professional development and learning.

Ed Drewitt

Associate Consultant Ornithologist

Ed specialises in ornithology, particularly Peregrines and trains volunteers on bird identification, birdsong identification and survey methods such as the Breeding Bird Survey and the Wetland Birds Survey for the British Trust for Ornithology. Ed has also provided services for the BBC Natural History Unit, Natural England, National Trust, Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, University of Bristol and the University of Bath.

Ed has studied peregrines for the past 20 years, and is a leading researcher and is the author of the book ‘Urban Peregrines.

Ed is a tour guide and leads both bird and reptile tours around the UK and the World.

Ed is based in the Forest of Dean and covers the southern counties for FALCO Ecology.