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

Whooper Swan

three birds on River Loanan near Inchnadamph (DAH) (20/11)

Teal

nine birds, Loch na Claise (DAH) (17/11)

Goldeneye

two male birds, Loch na Claise (DAH) (17/11)

Red-throated Diver

two winter plumage birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH) (17/11)

Redshank

four birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH) (17/11)

Turnstone

four birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH) (17/11)

Oystercatcher

32 birds, Bay of Culkein (DAH) (17/11)

Great Northern Diver

single bird, Clashnessie Bay (Gwen Richards and Ian Evans) (16/11)

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