Species within North Ayrshire from 1984 - Present
Mainly casual observations of all species
Coverage is within the boundary of North Ayrshire Local Authority. Most records are taken using a 6 figure grid reference.
To build up an information bank of species and habitats within North Ayrshire to allow appropriate site management by North Ayrshire Countryside Ranger Service.
Data have only been updated and maintained regularly since 2004. Prior to 2004 most records are from unknown recorders, although can be taken with a degree of certainty as recorders were from North Ayrshire Countryside Ranger Service. Much of the data come from casual sightings rather than in depth investigations
Mainly casual observations. Occasional surveys are carried out including bat surveys (BCT), butterfly transects (Butterfly Conservation), WEBS (BTO). Where appropriate, survey methods from the appropriate conservation bodies are followed. Most records are verified by North Ayrshire Countryside Ranger Service although when necessary advice is sought from expert determiners. A few records are submitted by volunteers and members of the public, in this case the Countryside Ranger Service verify sightings.
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