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Biodiversity Workshop

 

We had great fun yesterday carrying out Biodiversity Workshops as part of Heritage week in Croke Park. The children really enjoyed making mini bug hotels and were delighted to bring them home together with their native wildflower mix. There’s nothing like a group of children to get stuck in and get creative; with a fantastic enthusiasm and instinct for nature. Promoting urban…

Dublin Urban Gull Ringing Project

We are delighted to be involved with the Dublin Urban Gull ringing project being undertaken by the Irish Midlands Ringing Group. This is a really important project which will hopefully provide valuable information on the movements of Ireland’s urban nesting gulls.

Professionally and personally this is a species which we are greatly interested and intrigued by, their adaptability never ceases…

Bird Proof Netting

Oftentimes when we recommend the installation of a bird proof net the first issue raised by the client is the possible visual obstruction. This image is a recently completed installation in the courtyard of a hospital. As you can see, from ground level the net is barely visible. The net successfully denies access for birds to the courtyard area which is ideal for nesting, perching and roosting…

Peregrine Falcon Nesting Boxes

Another positive biodiversity project safely and successfully implemented. We identified this site as a potential peregrine nesting site and installed this artificial peregrine nesting box. This nesting box affords the peregrines a safe place which somewhat mimics their natural nesting habitats.

Peregrine falcons are Ireland’s largest falcon and as the fastest member of the anima…

We’re Hiring!

We are Hiring! An exciting opportunity to join our company as a Wildlife Management Operative. Ideal position for someone who has a mix of practical skills and an interest in wildlife management. A rewarding job where no two days will be the same. Click on the link below for job description and further details.

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Swallow Proofing

 

Most people enjoy seeing swallows return to our shores as it is a popular indication that summer is on its way. However in some cases nesting swallows can pose some unfortunate problems. In this particular instance, swallows were gaining access to a large engineering workshop and causing a health and safety hazard due to bird guano accumulating on work surfaces and plant equipment.

Herring Gull Roof Net

We were lucky enough to have spent the week with a bird’s eye view of Dublin City’s beautiful skyline. Our completed roof net will deny herring gulls access to the rooftop for this coming nesting season. As with most species, habitat management is central to resolving issues arising from human/wildlife conflict. There is no doubt that herring gulls are increasingly moving inland, however…

Herring Gull Proofing

With another busy herring gull season coming to an end, we cannot stress how important preventative methods are. From May until September we regularly take calls from people looking for solutions to their gull problems. Unfortunately in May/June the birds have often started nesting on roofs which means that solutions can be limited. This highly protected species is not one  favoured by residents…

Bug Hotels

As part of our Biodiversity and Habitat Management Programme, Wildlife Management Services can design and install bug hotels. We recently launched one such Bug Hotel in the Croke Park Stadium. In urban areas bug hotels are particularly important as they can house many important insects such as pollinators which can find it difficult to find places to nest and hibernate in our overly managed urban…

Meet our Falconry Team

Please let us introduce you to some of our falconry team; our feathered friends.

Gus:

Gus is a male Harris Hawk, who has been with us since 16 weeks old. He loves nothing more than being in full flight and doing his work. He made his media debut on the 14th of August 2015 as he was featured in many national news outlets detailing how the Croke Park Stadium were addressing their  fera…

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