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 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 download the checklist here or get one from Lesley Sleight, Assynt Field Club, Elderbank, Stoer, by Lairg IV27 4JE or email assyntwildlife@gmail.com

We would also like to produce a report at the end of each season on what has been recorded and your contribution to this survey would be much appreciated, thank you.

Assynt Garden bird recording form

Garden Bird Survey instructions

Report a Sighting

Recent Sightings

Common Dolphin

small pod of around six animals off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (18/08)

Black-tailed Godwit

10 over Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (18/08)

Golden Plover

c55 past Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (18/08)

Pied Wagtail

six over car park at Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (18/08)

Goldfinch

12 feeding on road near Strathcroy (DAH) (18/08)

Whimbrel

single bird with two Curlew Bay of Culkein (DAH) (17/08)

Great Skua

ten in total either on or following local creel boat off Culkein Stoer (DAH) (17/08)

Sanderling

two adult birds Bay of Culkein (DAH) (17/08)

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