Assynt Wildlife Records Digitisation Project (2018-19)

Assynt Wildlife Records Digitisation Project

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

This project, which commenced on 1stFebruary 2018, formed part of the Field Club’s successful bid 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 30thSeptember 2019.

The bid included proposals to upgrade our existing website, which was launched in 2009, and make more raw data regarding Assynt’s wildlife available in one location and to encourage more contributions of records.

There were clearly a large number of wildlife records, held in various different formats, spread throughout Assynt. The aim was to collate as many of these as possible into standardized data sets (excel spreadsheets) of raw data that could then be posted on our website.

At the end of the project’s first year slightly more than 27000 records had been collated and made available on our website.

By the end of the 20 month project the total number of records processed was just short of 58000. The effort continues however so more wildlife records will regularly be added but, on a voluntary basis.

Below are links to the raw data spreadsheets currently on this website but they can also be accessed through the corresponding ‘Species’ page.

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.

Amphibian and Reptile Records

Basking Shark and Sunfish Records

Bat Records

Beetle Records

Bird Records

Butterfly Records

Dragonfly and Damselfly Records

Flowering Plant and Fern Records

Fungi Records

Garden Bird Survey Records (1997-2018)

Land Mammal Records

Moth Records

Other Insect Records

Other Invertebrate Records

Seal Records

Whale, Dolphin and Porpoise Records

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Recent Sightings

Corncrake

single bird heard calling, Clachtoll croft (AS) (25/05)

Birch Sawfly (Cimbex femoratus)

single club-horned sawfly on Torbreck croft (Corwin Yates). Photo Gallery - Other Insects. (25/05)

Gannet

single bird at east end of Loch Assynt, circling and looking lost (Helen Morrison). The previous two days there had been south easterly gales, turning then into the west. (24/05)

Sedge Warbler

four birds heard singing of which three were seen, Culkein Stoer (DAH) (21/05)

Turnstone

three birds in breeding plumage, Bay of Culkein (DAH). Photo Gallery - Birds (21/05)

Sanderling

four birds in spring plumage, Bay of Culkein (DAH). Photo Gallery - Birds (21/05)

Dunlin

50+ Bay of Culkein (DAH) (21/05)

Shelduck

single male briefly in Bay of Culkein (DAH) (21/05)

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