Project Overview

  • Title: Bird Flight Path Assessment
  • Sector: Renewable Energy


Accurate surveys are vitally important in planning a site for renewable energy. In the example of wind turbines, the survey helps to determine the positions of where the turbines will be built. Buffers can be created from proposed turbine locations. These buffers can be put on to the ecological survey. If a turbine is too close to a water course, road or home for instance, the position of the proposed turbine will have to be moved.

Client Situation

The client needed to assess bird flight routes and pinpoint breeding sites to the correct geographical location on the National Grid before erection of the wind farm.


Data was collected and the sketches provided were transformed into the correct geographic location using known points. The data was then digitally plotted and traced. The information was presented to the client which enabled them to more accurately plot the location of the wind farm.


"The team at E McMullan Ltd provided an insight and experience that enabled the project to be well managed and delivered to an extremely high standard. The project was eased by the incredibly helpful and supportive approach from Eoin and his team".