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 download the recording form and instructions on this page or email assyntwildlife@gmail.com

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 (750KB xlsx)

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

Assynt Garden bird recording form

Garden Bird Survey instructions

Report a Sighting

Recent Sightings

Dipper

four birds on River Inver opposite Little Assynt Tree Nursery (DAH) (15/01)

Little Grebe

three birds Lochan Sgeireach, Stoer (DAH) (14/01)

Purple Sandpiper

single bird in with c30 Ringed Plover, Bay of Culkein (DAH) (11/01)

Redshank

six birds feeding, Bay of Culkein (DAH) (11/01)

Eider

16 birds (10 male, 6 female) off Raffin Bothies (DAH) (11/01)

Great Northern Diver

raft of five birds off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (11/01)

Fulmar

70+ birds on cliffs below Stoer Head Lighthouse with 40+ flying just off the cliffs (DAH) (11/01)

Sparrowhawk

female bird chasing and following single Snipe into reed beds at west end of Loch na Claise (DAH) (11/01)

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