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

Dragonfly and Damselfly Records

Flowering Plant and Fern Records

Fungi Records

Garden Bird Survey Records (1997-2017)

Land Mammal Records

Moth Records

Seal Records

Whale, Dolphin and Porpoise Records

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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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