Assynt Field Club Garden Bird Survey

The Assynt Garden Bird Survey, which has been running since 1997, has provided a wealth of information about the bird species we get in Assynt. We would very much like to continue this work and it would be great if you could help.

We have produced a checklist of the commonest birds you are likely to see in your Assynt garden and all you need to do is record which species you see in your garden each month. You just simply tick if a bird was present in your garden that month. If you have time you could provide more information in the comments section, such as the maximum numbers you saw or the first date the bird occurred.

You can view and download the instructions and recording sheet here

Assynt Garden Bird Survey Instructions and Recording Sheet (780KB doc) 

or, to have one posted, email assyntwildlife@gmail.com

Your contribution to this ongoing survey would be very much appreciated, thank you.

As part of the Assynt Wildlife Records Digitisation Project, which is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage, we have produced a spreadsheet of the results from 1997-2017 which can be accessed here

Assynt Garden Bird Survey Records 1997-2017 (785KB xlsx)

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Recent Sightings

Cormorant

single immature bird, Loch Drumbeg (Ian Evans). Photo Gallery - Birds (17/03)

Curlew

17 birds, Stoer green (DAH) (17/03)

Whooper Swan

three adults and a single 1st-winter bird, Loch Neil Bhain (DAH) (17/03)

Merlin

single male pursuing aforementioned Skylark without success, Culkein Stoer (DAH) (17/03)

Skylark

single bird on fence wire, Culkein Stoer (DAH) (17/03)

Common Gull

69 birds Bay of Culkein (DAH) (17/03)

Redwing

5+ birds on deer feeding ground, Ardvar (Ian Evans) (16/03)

Eider

four males displaying to single female, Culkein Drumbeg harbour area (DAH) (16/03)

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