Introducing Joshua Broster
Eyrie Ecology and Ornithology Ltd. is operated by Joshua Broster (Director and Consultant Ecologist).
Joshua has been a professional ecologist since 2007 and is experienced in various protected species groups and survey techniques including bats, badger, otter, water vole, reptiles, amphibians and primarily birds.
Josh is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) and holds a great crested newt survey licence issued by Natural England and Natural Resources Wales and a Natural England Level 1 (Class Licence) to survey bats by “observation” (by use of artificial light).
Josh particularly specialises in ornithological surveys and impact assessments, including those for both small schemes and large residential, infrastructure, mining and renewable energy developments.
Josh has been issued multiple Schedule 1 bird survey licences, including; Barn Owl issued by Natural England and Natural Resources Wales, Kingfisher issued by Natural England and a Schedule 1 survey licence for all species (Sutherland) issued by Scottish Natural Heritage which included Golden Eagle, Merlin and Greenshank.
Josh was formally an Associate Director of Ecology at a large multi-disciplinary consultancy where he managed and implemented surveys for a range of nationally recognised clients.