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

Assynt Wildlife Records Digitisation Project

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. Funding was by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage. The project end date was 30thSeptember 2019.

The bid included proposals to upgrade our original 2009 website, and make more raw data regarding Assynt’s wildlife available in one location. We also hoped this would encourage the contribution of more records to us.

There were clearly a large number of wildlife records, held in various different formats, spread throughout Assynt. The project’s aim therefore was to collate as many of these records as possible into standardized raw data sets (excel spreadsheets). These spreadsheets would then be posted on our website making this data much more widely available.

By the end of the project’s first year more than 27000 records had been collated and made publicly available.

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

Data links

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 (1997-2021)

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

Black-headed Gull

Two birds on shore, Bay of Stoer (CADL) (21/04)

Ringed Plover

Single bird on shore, Bay of Stoer (CADL) (21/04)

Black-throated Diver

Single bird, Loch Crocach (Judy Clift) (21/04)

Eider

Two birds (a pair) Loch Dhrombaig (DAH) (21/04)

Willow Warbler

Single bird heard, Drumbeg (Beccy Garvey).  Also single bird heard in Ardvar (Beccy Garvey) (20/04)

Violet Oil Beetle (Meloe violaceus)

Single beetle in garden, Ardvar (Beccy Garvey) (20/04)

Eider

Three male and single female, Loch Inver (Dorell Pirie) (20/04)

Swallow

Single bird over Church of Scotland, Lochinver (DAH) (19/04)

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