The Assynt Bat Cave Project (2009-11)

February 23rd 2010

This project has been designed to ascertain if Assynt Caves are used by roosting bats and to help determine their initial importance for bats. The project proposes to use specialist survey data loggers which can be positioned near a cave entrance where they will detect and store any bat activity without needing human attention.

The project is being run by the North Highland Bat Network with funding by Scottish Natural Heritage.

This is what the project involves.

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Recent Sightings

Whooper Swan

three birds on River Loanan near Inchnadamph (DAH) (20/11)

Teal

nine birds, Loch na Claise (DAH) (17/11)

Goldeneye

two male birds, Loch na Claise (DAH) (17/11)

Red-throated Diver

two winter plumage birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH) (17/11)

Redshank

four birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH) (17/11)

Turnstone

four birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH) (17/11)

Oystercatcher

32 birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH) (17/11)

Great Northern Diver

single bird, Clashnessie Bay (Gwen Richards and Ian Evans) (16/11)

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