This page features current news and views from Skye and elsewhere. It will also provide an opportunity for others working locally to report research and results.
All contributors to the website should be aware that records submitted to the website will be included in Birdtrack as a matter of routine. I am currently uploading historical records for 2016, whilst trying to keep up to date and uploading 2017 records as I receive them. Apart from getting all records into a system which is now widely recognised as the best national database, it also helps my co-compilers of the SOC Highland Bird Report to which all records go. If any contributors are unhappy with this please let me know. A number of individuals who support the site also use Birdtrack and as long as they let me know, this will allow me to avoid duplication of records. Many Birdtrackers still send me their more unusual records and I would ask them to continue to do so as this keeps the site up to date. Please let me know if you need any further information and thanks for your ongoing support.
Phil Knott is giving a talk on the Moths and Butterflies of Skye at 7.30pm on Tuesday 27th March in Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Sleat, on behalf of Sleat Community Trust Environment Group - all welcome
The Highland Bird Report 2014, published by Highland Branch of the SOC has just been published. The majority of the records submitted to this website are forwarded for compilation into this report, which represents all the records which have been accepted as occurring in the Highland recording area. Skye and Lochalsh district is part of this region and the report contains a summary of the highlights for the district. There is also a summary of records from Lochaber which includes the Small Isles. Sean Morris from Rum has compiled this summary and we regularly carry records from the Small Isles and Morar. Please contact me if you need a copy as I have a few available at £9 or £11 including postage.