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.
The annual bird report for Highland for the year 2016 has just been published by Highland Branch SOC. Many of the records contained in this website are included in the report. Sean Morris from Rum wrote the Lochaber summary in the report and ‘yours truly’ wrote the Skye and Lochalsh summary. Several colour images have been reproduced and include several from Bob and Martin Benson. I have a small number of copies available at £9, otherwise contact Highland Branch SOC at www.highlandbirds.scot.