ASSYNT AMPHIBIAN AND REPTILE DISTRIBUTION MAPS

November 23rd 2020

Assynt Wildlife Mapping Project

This Project is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage

Amphibian and Reptile Distribution Maps

The Assynt Wildlife Mapping Project (2020), which commenced on 9th July 2020, formed part of the successful bid by the Field Club to the Coigach and Assynt Living Landscape Partnership and was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage. The project end date is 31st December 2020.

The full bid included proposals to: upgrade our existing website, which was launched in 2009; make more raw data regarding Assynt’s wildlife available in one location; encourage more contributions of records, then this final part is to produce maps showing the distribution of many of our species.

These Amphibian and Reptile Distribution Maps will not only help illustrate where certain species occur, but just as importantly where they seem to be missing.

Adder Vipera berus

Common Lizard  Zootoca vivipara

Common Toad  Bufo bufo

Common Frog Rana temporaria

Green Turtle Chelonia mydas

Leatherback Turtle Dermochelys coriacea

Loggerhead Turtle Caretta caretta

Palmate Newt Lissotriton helveticus

Slow worm Anguis fragilis

The above maps are current as of the end of 2019, but will be updated at the same time as the annual update of the Wildlife Records Digitisation Project spreadsheets.

 

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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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