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

Shag

107 (plus 7 Cormorants) on rocks below Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (22/10)

White-tailed Eagle

single immature bird flying over Clachtoll (AS) (22/10)

Brambling

two at Inverkirkaig with Redwings (AS) (21/10)

Whooper Swan

single immature on Maiden Loch, Clachtoll (AS) (21/10)

Ring-billed Gull

single 2nd-winter bird in with Common Gulls Stoer green (DAH) (21/10)

Moorhen

single adult bird Loch an Aigeil (DAH) (21/10)

Brambling

seven birds, including males, on peanut feeder in Balchladich garden (Gordon and Lesley Sleight). Time to start looking more closely at all the Chaffinch flocks that have appeared in the last few days! (20/10)

Great Northern Diver

four winter plumage birds Bay of Stoer (DAH) (20/10)

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