ASSYNT GARDEN BIRD SURVEY RECORDS (1997-2020)

March 25th 2021

Assynt Wildlife Records Digitisation Project

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

Assynt Garden Bird Survey Records

The information being made available here has had no interpretation applied.

Many years of work have gone into collating the data by various residents of, and visitors to, Assynt.

The data is free to download but if you make use of it please acknowledge the source with the suggested citation –

Assynt Field Club; Assynt Wildlife Records Digitisation Project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage

Thank you.

Assynt Garden Bird Survey Records 1997-2020 (900KB xlsx)

Annual Summary

2020

For the year to 31st December 2020 we received results from 16 gardens and these had a combined total of 2450 records!

The results showed that, in every month of the year, Robin occurred in 11 gardens; Blackbird in 8; Chaffinch, Great Tit, House Sparrow and Rock Dove in 7; Coal Tit and Dunnock in 6; Blue Tit and Goldfinch in 4; Wren , Greenfinch and Collared Dove in 2, and Starling and Bullfinch in 1.

The Robin was once again our most commonly seen garden bird in 2020. The RSPB’s Big Garden Bird Watch has House Sparrow as Scotland’s most numerous garden bird. Of course, we do not count the number of birds, simply their presence.

(we will continue to update these records annually, hence the date range will extend beyond the end of the Digitisation Project)

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Recent Sightings

Sparrowhawk

Male making display flight in Culag Woods (AS) (21/04)

Chiffchaff

Singing male in the Culag Woods (AS) (21/04)

Fieldfare

Single bird, Badnaban (Dave Bird) (20/04)

Eider

Six pairs of birds, Lochan na Leobaig, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (19/04)

Common Sandpiper

Two birds near jetty, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (18/04)

Red-throated Diver

Two birds calling on Loch Drumbeg (Corinne France) (17/04)

Willow Warbler

At least two birds in and around Lochinver garden (Jane Young) (17/04)

Golden Plover

20 birds over Clachtoll (DAH) (17/04)

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