Assynt, situated on the west coast of Scotland is home to stunning scenery and wildlife

Welcome to Assynt Field Club

Welcome, please allow our website to be your route to discovering and enjoying the amazing wildlife and wild spaces that can be found throughout the parish of Assynt. Located on the west coast of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland Assynt contains some of the most breath-taking scenery you will encounter from deep sea lochs to pristine beaches and magnificent mountains.

The variety of species which can be spotted in this unique area, whether birds, bugs, dolphins, fungi, plants or whales never fails to inspire both the casual and more experienced observer; if you are travelling the North Coast 500 for example, over 45 miles of which are in Assynt, stop with us a while, take time to appreciate the wider landscape and you never know what you might discover if you let our nature in.

We record and document a large number of wildlife sightings every year and each and every one helps enhance the knowledge and understanding of the nature of Assynt. You too can play a part in this by simply sending us your sightings either via the reporting form on this page or by email.

Whether you just want to browse our site, plan a visit or make use of the increasing amount of raw data which will be added over the coming months you are sure to find something of interest and we hope that you will visit us again to discover more about Assynt’s wildlife.

What's New?

Insect Portraits – Hawthorn Shieldbug

November 5th 2019

Wildlife to spot in November

November 1st 2019

ASSYNT BIRD RECORDS

October 27th 2019

Sounds of Nature - Swallows at Culkein Stoer

October 21st 2019

Bird species recorded in Assynt

October 12th 2019

Report a Sighting

Recent Sightings

Common Crossbill

c12 birds feeding with Siskin, Culag Wood (AS/DAH). Photo Gallery - Birds (06/11)

Jay

single bird Culag Wood (AS/DAH) (06/11)

Harbour Porpoise

two animals off Clachtoll (DAH) (06/11)

Chaffinch

20+ birds Loch nan Eun, Lochinver (Fiona Carter) (05/11)

Whooper Swan

single bird grazing near Rubh'an Dunain, Culkein (Paul Burnett) (05/11)

Little Grebe

three birds Loch Drumbeg (DAH) (04/11)

Reed Bunting

single male bird feeding on ground beneath peanut feeder, Glendarroch Wood, Lochinver (Chris and Fran Barley) (04/11)

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