Assynt Wildlife Records Digitisation Project

Assynt Wildlife Records Digitisation Project

This Project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage

 

This project, which commenced on 1stFebruary 2018, formed part of the Field Club’s successful bid to the Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape Partnership and was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage. The project end date is 30thSeptember 2019.

The bid included proposals to upgrade our existing website, which was launched in 2009, and make more raw data regarding Assynt’s wildlife available in one location and to encourage more contributions of records.

There were clearly a large number of wildlife records, held in various different formats, spread throughout Assynt. The aim was to collate as many of these as possible into standardized data sets (excel spreadsheets) of raw data that could then be posted on our website.

By the end of the project’s first year slightly more than 27000 records had been collated and made available on our website.

Below are links to the raw data spreadsheets currently on this website but they can also be accessed through the corresponding ‘Species’ page.

The data is free to download but if you make use of it please acknowledge the source with the suggested citation –

Assynt Field Club; Assynt Wildlife Records Digitisation Project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage

Thank you.

Amphibian and Reptile Records

Basking Shark and Sunfish Records

Bat Records

Butterfly Records

Fungi Records

Garden Bird Survey Records (1997-2017)

Land Mammal Records

Moth Records

Whale, Dolphin and Porpoise Records

 

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Recent Sightings

Curlew

18 on crofts at Clachtoll (AS) (21/11)

Sparrowhawk

single bird lying over B869 near Rhicarn (Ennis Jones/Richard Chappell) (20/11)

Barn Owl

Single on fence post by road near Inchnadamph 6pm (AS) (19/11)

Red Admiral

single butterfly sunning itself, Clachtoll (Ennis Jones/Richard Chappell) (18/11)

Merlin

single bird chasing a pipit, Balchladich (Bill and Val Badger) (18/11)

Otter

single animal swimming across Loch na Bruthaich in the semi-darkness (DAH) (18/11)

Pipistrelle Bat

three animals 'hawking' around the trees along the road from the Oldany River towards Culkein Drumbeg (DAH). Another sign of how mild the weather is. (18/11)

Great Northern Diver

single bird Bay of Clachtoll (Ennis Jones/Richard Chappell) (16/11)

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