The Assynt Bat Cave Project (2009-11)

February 23rd 2010

Assynt Bat Cave Project 

This project was designed to ascertain if Assynt’s Caves are being used by roosting bats. In addition it also aimed to help determine the initial importance for our caves for bats.

The project proposed to use specialist survey data loggers. These loggers will be positioned near a cave entrance where they can detect and store any bat activity without needing human attention.

Assynt Bat Cave Project is being run by the North Highland Bat Network with funding from Scottish Natural Heritage.

Background information about the project.

Project Final Report (1.2mb PDF)

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Recent Sightings

Curlew

17 birds, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (16/09)

Razorbill

Four birds, Lochan na Leobaig, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (16/09)

Razorbill

Eight birds feeding, Achmelvich Bay (Nigel Gould) (15/09)

Red Admiral and Peacock butterflies

Eight Red Admiral and three Peacock butterflies feeding on buddleia, Torbreck garden (Gwen Richards) (14/09)

Grey Wagtail

Two birds, Badnaban (Dave Bird) (13/09)

Common Frog

Single animal found near a moth trap, Glendarroch (Peter Hall) (13/09)

Common Seal

Single pup, Culkein Drumbeg harbour (Carol Langford) (13/09)

Pipistrelle Bat

Single animal hawking for food near Loch Nedd saltmarsh at 2.45pm (DAH). Photo Gallery - Land Mammals (12/09)

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