Bureau Waardenburg
Varkensmarkt 9
4101 CK Culemborg
the Netherlands
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Effect studies on birds

At Bureau Waardenburg, we have experience of assessing the effects of a variety of large infrastructures, such as wind turbines, power lines, ports, airports and roads, on birds.

We have also carried out ecotoxicological studies as well as research into the disturbance of birds.

Effect studies usually require the collection of field data. Data are collected in the field according to established protocols, which enables comparisons to be made. Depending on the type of study, data may be collected through field observations as well as specialist equipment such as radar and satellite transmitters. Data are analysed using statistics and other techniques.

Population models

In a changing environment, it is important to assess the potential impact on the populations of birds or other species. Changes in food availability, ...

Birds and wind energy

During the planning of new wind turbines the possible effects on birds are taken into account. To properly assess the potential effects on birds, know...


At Bureau Waardenburg, we investigate the effects of disturbance on birds (and other wildlife) in order to provide advice for mitigation, planning and...

Birds and power lines

One of the main effects of high-voltage power lines is the collisions of birds with the power cables. Other effects include disturbance to nesting, fo...

Birds and aircraft

Collisions between birds and aircrafts cost over one billion euros each year. Furthermore, collisions jeopardize the safety of passengers and may even...