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 1st February 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 (1997-2019)

Land Mammal Records

Marine Records (ex. cetaceans and seals)

Moth Records

Other Insect Records

Other Invertebrate Records

Seal Records

Whale, Dolphin and Porpoise Records

To view distribution maps of some of the above species please visit our Wildlife Mapping Project

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Recent Sightings

Risso's Dolphin

Five animals c. 6km off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (19/06)

Common Dolphin

Seven animals c. 4km off Stoer Head Lighthouse (DAH) (19/06)

Common Blue Butterfly

Single butterfly in garden, 83 Torbreck (Gwen Richards) (19/06)

Lesser Redpoll

Single male bird on garden feeder, 81 Torbreck (Cheryl Smith). It has been an exceptional year for reports of Lesser Redpoll. (19/06)

Twite

Four birds, Bay of Culkein (Janet French). Photo Gallery - Birds (19/06)

Golden-ringed Dragonfly (Cordulegaster boltonii)

Pair of dragonflies coupled in pre-mating flight, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (18/06)

Brimstone moth (Opisthograptis luteolata)

Single moth flying in trees, Culkein Drumbeg (DAH) (18/06)

Pied Wagtail

Adult bird feeding two juveniles, Culkein Drumbeg jetty area (Steve and Carol Langford) (17/06)

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