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

Minke Whale

single animal feeding off Bay of Clachtoll (DAH) (27/09)

Common Dolphin

two animals feeding off Bay of Clachtoll (DAH) (27/09)

Gannet

c35 birds actively feeding off Bay of Clachtoll (DAH) (27/09)

Grey Wagtail

single bird feeding on Clachtoll croft (DAH) (27/09)

Great Northern Diver

two birds off Bay of Clachtoll (DAH) (27/09)

Whooper Swan

single adult bird, Loch an Aigeil (DAH) (26/09)

Common Dolphin

10 off Stoer Head lighthouse, then a similar number 30 minutes later passing split rock at Clachtoll (Mhairi Leeson + Sam Stibbs) (23/09)

Whooper Swan

10 flying over Ardvar garden (Beccy Garvey) (23/09)

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