When is the Great Crested Newt Survey Season?

Standard great crested newt surveys

Standard great crested newt surveys can be undertaken between mid-March and mid-July, and half of the visits need to be completed between mid-April and mid-May.

If you just need to show whether newts are likely to be present or not, four visits are required. If you need to show how large a population is, six visits are needed.

 

Great crested newt eDNA surveys

eDNA surveys, where water samples are taken from a pond and sent for lab analysis, can be completed between mid-April and the end of June.  This will tell us whether newts are present in a pond, but can’t help with a population size estimate.

 

More information on great crested newt surveys can be found here.

 

To book a great crested newt survey, click here.