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Expedition species list | Isle of Carna, May 2016

26 Sep Expedition species list | Isle of Carna, May 2016

During each of our Expeditions, we compile a species list of the wildlife we enjoy identifying and watching. Upon returning from Expeditions we write an ecological report that includes the species list, details of where we observed signs of other species, and information on the recording techniques we used; i.e. camera traps, optics etc. We offer these reports to the lovely landowners of our Expedition sites, and include any relevant suggestions regarding how to conserve or enhance their land for stable, flourishing ecosystem.

The following list was compiled over 5 days, during our Isle of Carna Expedition in May 2016.


  • Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea                          
  • Barn Owl Tyto alba                                              
  • Black Guillemot Uria aalge
  • Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
  • Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica
  • Black Headed Gull Larus ridibundus
  • Blue Tit Parus caeruleus
  • Canada Goose Branta canadensis
  • Common Buzzard Buteo buteo                         
  • Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs                               
  • Common Gull Larus canus
  • Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos         
  • Common Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis     
  • Common Tern Sterna hirundo
  • Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo
  • Cuckoo Cuculus canorus                                   
  • Curlew Numenius arquata
  • Dunnock Prunella modularis
  • Golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos                      
  • Great Black-Backed Gull Larus marinus      
  • Grey Heron Ardea cinerea                               
  • Greylag Goose Anser anser
  • Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia
  • Herring Gull Larus argentatus                        
  • Hooded Crow Corvus cornix                            
  • Lesser Redpoll Acanthis cabaret                    
  • Mallard Ana platyrhynchos
  • Meadow Pipit Anthus pratensis                        
  • Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus           
  • Pied Wagtail Motacilla yarrelli                         
  • Raven Corvus corax
  • Red-Breasted Merganser Mergus serrator     
  • Red-throated Diver Gavia stellata
  • Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula                 
  • Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus                         
  • Robin Erithacus rubecula                                  
  • Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
  • Siskin Carduelis spinus
  • Skylark Alauda arvenis
  • Snipe Gallinago gallinago                                  
  • Song thrush Turdus philomelos                         
  • Swallow Hirundo rustica
  • Stonechat Saxicola torquata
  • Tawny Owl Strix aluco                                          
  • Teal Anas crecca
  • Tree Pipit Anthus trivialis                                   
  • Woodpigeon Columba palumbus
  • Wheatear  Oenanthe oenanthe                          
  • Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
  • Whitethroat Sylvia communis                           
  • White-tailed eagle Haliaeetus albicilla            
  • Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus           
  • Wren Troglodytes troglodytes                           

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)


  • Bank Vole Myodes glareolus
  • Common Pipistrelle Pipistrellus pipistrellus
  • Common Seal Phoca vitulina 
  • Eurasian Otter Lutra lutra 
  • Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena
  • Wood Mouse Apodemus sylvaticus

Common Seal (Phoca vitulina)


  • Common Frog Rana temporaria
  • Common Toad Bufo bufo


Shoreline Vertebrates

  • Butterfish Pholis gunnellus 
  • Common Blenny Lipophrys pholis

Shoreline Invertebrates

  • Common Hermit Crab Pagurus bernhardus          
  • Common Whelk Buccinum undatum                    
  • Shore crab Carcinus maenas
  • Small winkle Littorina littorea

Shoreline Flora

  • Bladder-wrack Fucus vesiculosus 
  • Flat-wrack Fucus spiralis 
  • Knotted-wrack Ascophyllum nodosum                    
  • Saw-wrack Fucus serratus 
  • Sea-mat Victorella pavida 

Shoreline surveys


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