• Box Colour
  • Adonis blue

    Adonis blue

  • Emperor dragonfly

    Emperor dragonfly

  • Lilly of the Valley

    Lilly of the Valley

  • Grey seal

    Grey seal

  • Rainbow parakeet

    Rainbow parakeet

  • Saltmarsh surey - skinflats

    Saltmarsh survey - Skinflats

  • Grey-cushioned grimmia

    Grey-cushioned grimmia

  • Goatsbeard


  • Colour
  • Meadow thistle

    Meadow thistle

  • Mountain pansy

    Mountain pansy

  • Surveying on Greenham Common

    Surveying on Greenham Common

  • Striped shieldbug

    Striped shieldbug

  • Puffin


  • Colour
  • Red kite

    Red kite

  • Monkey orchid

    Monkey orchid

  • Shining hookeria

    Shining hookeria

  • Tay survey

    Saltmarsh survey - Tay Estuary

  • Verdigris fungus

    Verdigris fungus



Professional drone surveys for nature projects

DarterDrones was established by NatureBureau to expand our offering of ecological surveys and provide high resolution aerial imagery, video and 3D mapping with a wide range of applications.

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We are fully licensed commercial drone pilots, holding current ‘Permission for Commercial Operations’ (PfCO) pilot licenses from the Civil Aviation Authority and are fully insured for commercial operations.

We are using this exciting new technology to assess ecosystem services across various habitats, and to conduct a wide range of wildlife and vegetation surveys.

There are many ways that drone surveys can be deployed in ecological projects and if you would like to chat with us about your needs, then please do contact us for a free consultation.

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Tel: 01635 550 380

Drone surveys offer clear advantages over other survey methods such as satellite imaging, or surveys requiring significant field expert input, these advantages include:

  • Cheaper Imaging: for sites less than 50 hectares in size, drones are considerably less expensive than acquiring satellite imagery or manned aircraft surveillance.
  • Greater Precision: drone cameras take centimetre-level images that reveal much more detail about a wildlife area’s condition.
  • Dynamic Assessment: because drones surveys can be quickly deployed, it is much easier to get a current overview of a site than with satellite imagery.