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)

Report a Sighting

Recent Sightings

Kestrel

Single bird hunting near Calda House, Loch Assynt (DAH) (11/01)

Jackdaw

30+ birds, Elphin (DAH) (11/01)

Treecreeper

Single bird in birch woodland, Torbreck (Michael Rochester) (10/01)

Pied Wagtail

Single male bird feeding along strand line, Bay of Culkein (DAH). This is a very early record for this species. Last year the first record was 1st February, and that was early. (09/01)

Turnstone

Ten birds feeding in beached seaweed, Bay of Culkein (DAH) (09/01)

Barnacle Goose

33 birds feeding on croft, Culkein Stoer (DAH) (09/01)

Kestrel

Single bird hunting, Culkein Stoer (DAH) (09/01)

Redwing

Seven birds, Culkein Stoer (DAH) (09/01)

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