How to report Assynt wildlife sightings

January 2nd 2017

How to report Assynt wildlife sightings

Please help us to keep everyone informed of recent wildlife sightings in Assynt by sending your Wildlife Sightings to us, but –

If you spot something which is rarely, or has never been, recorded in Assynt please email us or telephone Andy Summers, Highlife Highland Countryside Ranger, on 01571 844654 as soon as possible.

Here is a link to the Assynt Bird List on this website Bird Species Recorded in Assynt. But of course we would very much like to know about more than just birds!

The simplest way to help us to keep everyone informed of recent wildlife sightings in Assynt is to fully complete the Reporting Form at the bottom of our Home Page. If you have numerous sightings then it may be easier for you to attach a document to an email –

Thank you very much for your time and effort.


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Recent Sightings

Manx Shearwater

27 birds off Bay of Clachtoll (DAH) (16/06)

Harbour Porpoise

Mother and calf off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (15/06)

Small Magpie moth (Anania hortulata)

Single moth in garden, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH). This is only the second ever record of this micro-moth in the West Sutherland recording area, VC108. The first record was on 1st June this year in the garden of the County Moth Recorder in Melvich on the north coast. However, this does make it the first ever record for Assynt. Photo Gallery - Moths. (14/06)

Golden Plover

Eight birds over Clachtoll (DAH) (13/06)


Single bird flying over garden, Ardvar (Beccy Garvey) (12/06)

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Single butterfly, Nedd (Stefan Taylor) (12/06)

Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary

Single butterfly recently emerged at Glen Leraig (AS) (11/06)

Barn Owl

Single bird hunting over croft land, near Stoer primary school (Jane Livingstone) (11/06)