Black Grouse

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This species has been recorded at locations shown on this map.

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Red dots on the maps indicate individual records with an accuracy of 1 km or better. Black squares are centred in those 10 km squares of the national grid in which there is at least one record at 10 km accuracy.

Date Gridref Site Quantity Recorder Comment
1860 NR4347 Kildalton 20 Booth, C.G. Bag 1859-60 from Kildalton Game Book, all shot with muzzle loaders
1890 NR3045 The Oa 31 Booth, C.G. Bag 1890 from Kildalton Game Book
1891 NR3045 The Oa 34 Booth, C.G. Bag 1891 from Kildalton Game Book
1892 NR3045 The Oa 20 Booth, C.G. Bag 1892 from Kildalton Game Book
1893 NR3045 The Oa 9 Booth, C.G. Bag 1893 from Kildalton Game Book
1894 NR3045 The Oa 5 Booth, C.G. Bag 1894 from Kildalton Game Book
1915 NR4347 Kildalton 19 Booth, C.G. Bag 1914-15 from Kildalton Game Book
1926 NR4368 Dunlossit 12 Booth, C.G. Bag 1925-26
1927 NR4368 Dunlossit 25 Booth, C.G. Bag 1927
1928 NR4368 Dunlossit 31 Booth, C.G. Bag 1928
1929 NR4368 Dunlossit 37 Booth, C.G. Bag 1929
1930 NR4368 Dunlossit 86 Booth, C.G. Bag 1930
1931 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 55 Booth, C.G. Cairnmore Estate bag 1930-31, approx 9500acres
1931 NR4368 Dunlossit 101 Booth, C.G. Bag 1931
1932 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 13 Booth, C.G. Cairnmore Estate bag 1931-32, approx 9500acres
1933 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 61 Booth, C.G. Cairnmore Estate bag 1932-33, approx 9500acres
1934 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 75 Booth, C.G. Cairnmore Estate bag 1933-34, approx 9500acres
1935 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 61 Booth, C.G. Cairnmore Estate bag 1934-35, approx 9500acres
1936 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 44 Booth, C.G. Cairnmore Estate bag 1935-36, approx 9500acres
1937 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 30 Booth, C.G. Cairnmore Estate bag 1936-37, approx 9500acres
1938 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 20 Booth, C.G. Cairnmore Estate bag 1937-38, approx 9500acres
1938 NR2664 Foreland Estate 28 Booth, C.G. Bag 1938 (from sale catalogue), 2081 acres
1939 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 8 Booth, C.G. Cairnmore Estate bag 1938-39, approx 9500acres
1939 NR2664 Foreland Estate 17 Booth, C.G. Bag 1939 (from sale catalogue), 2081 acres
1939 NR4347 Kildalton 792 Booth, C.G. Bag 1929-39 from Kildalton Game Book
1940 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 10 Booth, C.G. Cairnmore Estate bag 1939-40, approx 9500acres
1940 NR2664 Foreland Estate 24 Booth, C.G. Bag 1940 (from sale catalogue), 2081 acres
1941 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 18 Booth, C.G. Cairnmore Estate bag 1940-41, approx 9500acres
1941 NR2664 Foreland Estate 40 Booth, C.G. Bag 1941 (from sale catalogue), 2081 acres
1942 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 14 Booth, C.G. Cairnmore Estate bag 1941-42, approx 9500acres
1942 NR2664 Foreland Estate 19 Booth, C.G. Bag 1942 (from sale catalogue), 2081 acres
1943 NR3445 Cairnmore Estate 5 Booth, C.G. Cairnmore Estate bag 1942-43, approx 9500acres
1943 NR2664 Foreland Estate 22 Booth, C.G. Bag 1943 (from sale catalogue), 2081 acres
1944 NR2664 Foreland Estate 2 Booth, C.G. Bag 1944 (from sale catalogue), 2081 acres
1945 NR2664 Foreland Estate 5 Booth, C.G. Bag 1945 (from sale catalogue), 2081 acres
1946 NR2664 Foreland Estate 1 Booth, C.G. Bag 1946 (from sale catalogue), 2081 acres
1947 NR2664 Foreland Estate 2 Booth, C.G. Bag 1947 (from sale catalogue), 2081 acres
1948 NR2664 Foreland Estate 3 Booth, C.G. Bag 1948 (from sale catalogue), 2081 acres
1949 NR2664 Foreland Estate 5 Booth, C.G. Bag 1949 (from sale catalogue), 2081 acres
1975 NR5473 Glen Corran, Jura 8 Youngson, P
1977 NR4347 Kildalton Estate 150 Booth, C.G. Sale catalogue Kildalton Estate 50000 acres, average bag for last 7 years was 150
08/07/1949 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 1 R.V Male.
17/08/1957 NR44 Islay (south-east): Lagavulin to Kildalton 0 Walker, A.F.G Max. of 4 seen at one time.
06/11/1970 NR2965 Coullabus 9 Booth, C.G. 7 cocks & 2 hens
30/03/1971 NR3171 Killinallan 2 Morgan, G
30/03/1971 NR4653 Claggain Bay 0 Morgan, G
30/03/1971 NR2967 Craigens 2 Morgan, G
16/11/1971 NR2965 Coullabus 26 Booth, C.G.
06/01/1972 NR3045 The Oa, RSPB The Oa 2 MacDonald, M.A Pair on top of cliffs among thin scrubby bushes.
18/03/1972 NR4654 Ardtalla 0 A.K
18/03/1972 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 A.K
18/03/1972 NR2965 Coullabus 0 A.K
18/03/1972 NR4551 Kintour 0 A.K
23/03/1972 NR3446 Ballivicar 1 Booth, C.G. eating willow
16/10/1972 NR3143 Risabus 1 McCubbin, B
14/05/1973 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Pearce, J & K
09/06/1973 NR2565 Loch a'Gheoidh 1 John, A Male.
05/10/1973 NR4970 Jura (unspecified location) 0 Harling, J Several.
11/03/1974 NR3244 Upper Cragabus; Oa 3 Booth, C.G.
15/03/1974 NR4654 Ardtalla 3 Clugston, D.L & Shenton, D.C Cocks.
15/03/1974 NR3245 Lower Cragabus 4 Clugston, D.L & Shenton, D.C Cocks. Feeding in heather.
15/03/1974 NR4347 Kildalton 2 Clugston, D.L & Shenton, D.C Cock + hen.
30/07/1974 NR3659 Cluanach 10 Booth, C.G. 1 hen with 9 well grown juvs
12/10/1974 NR3171 Killinallan 3 A.G.W/ C.J.T Pair + juv.
22/11/1974 NR3445 Cairnmore 2 Booth, C.G. in a tree 60 ft tall
05/04/1975 NR3545 Borachaill Mor (Port Ellen) 2 Booth, C.G.
29/05/1975 NR5267 Craighouse, Jura 2 Davies, G On road between Craighouse and Ardlussa.
30/05/1975 NR5267 Craighouse, Jura 1 Davies, G Male on airfield.
31/05/1975 NR5267 Craighouse, Jura 1 Davies, G Male on airfield.
28/10/1975 NR6182 Tarbert, Jura 1 P.S Female.
21/11/1975 NR6182 Tarbert, Jura 1 Ogilvie, M.A. Male.
31/12/1975 NR3045 The Oa, RSPB The Oa 1 Unknown Male.
12/02/1976 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 2 Booth, C.G.
28/02/1976 NR1852 Wester Ellister 1 Clugston, D Male.
28/02/1976 NR2641 Mull of Oa, RSPB The Oa 4 Clugston, D
08/03/1976 NR3555 Avenvogie Plantation 0 Ralph, S.E
08/03/1976 NR4347 Kildalton 7 Ralph, S.E 4 females + 3 males.
08/03/1976 NR26 The Rhinns 0 Ralph, S.E
08/03/1976 NR3244 Upper Cragabus 8 Booth, C.G.
08/03/1976 NR3045 The Oa, RSPB The Oa 0 Ralph, S.E
01/05/1976 NR3244 Upper Cragabus 2 Taylor, C.J
10/09/1976 NR4653 Claggain Bay 1 Elliott, R.E. Male, by road.
02/10/1976 NR2365 Loch Gorm 4 Walker, A.F.G & Owen, J On nearby stubble.
02/10/1976 NR3245 Lower Cragabus 1 Walker, A.F.G & Owen, J Male.
02/10/1976 NR4347 Kildalton 1 Walker, A.F.G & Owen, J Allowed car to pass very close.
24/10/1976 NR3065 Gleann a'Chardaidh 1 Robinson, S.T Female.
30/10/1976 NR2467 Carnduncan 2 Booth, C.G.
06/11/1976 NR2564 Rockmountain 2 Roworth, P Males.
01/03/1977 NR3143 Risabus 2 Clarke, A
09/03/1977 NR3064 Lyrabus 8 Elliott, R.E. 5 male, 3 female. Road bridge to NE.
19/03/1977 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 6 Roworth, P Males.
18/04/1977 NR2370 Sanaigmore 1 Campbell, B & R Greyhen on verge of Sanaig road.
18/04/1977 NR3556 Avenvogie Farm 3 Campbell, B & R Cocks on roadside.
21/05/1977 NR2369 Braigo 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
26/05/1977 NR2464 Sunderland 1 Elliott, R.E. Male, at top barn.
11/06/1977 NR7098 Kinuachdrachd, Jura 1 Roworth, P Female.
11/06/1977 NR6690 Lealt, Jura 1 Roworth, P
08/07/1977 NR3966 Ballygrant 1 Brody, P Male on Glen road.
09/07/1977 NR3354 Duich Lots 2 Brody, P 1 female + 1 chick.
02/10/1977 NR4659 McArthur's Head 0 Batty, D & P
02/10/1977 NR4356 Beinn Bheigeir 1 Batty, D & P Male.
08/10/1977 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 0 Batty, D & P N over hills to Rhuvaal and back along coast.
16/10/1977 NR2965 Erasaid 5 Elliott, R.E. 3 male, 2 female. 2 fields towards Lyrabus.
16/10/1977 NR2367 Leek 1 Elliott, R.E. By road near Leek/Gorm.
18/10/1977 NR3548 Leorin 1 Elliott, R.E. Male. SW field.
21/10/1977 NR2269 Loch Corr 1 Andrew, D Male.
21/10/1977 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 5 Andrew, D E side of loch.
05/11/1977 NR3556 Avenvogie Farm 1 Davies, M Male.
06/11/1977 NR3547 Druim Iriseig 1 Davies, M Male.
14/03/1978 NR3171 Killinallan 5 Bell, M.V 1 male + 4 female.
27/03/1978 NR4450 Loch Tallant, Kildalton 0 Elliott, R.E. Many near loch.
24/05/1978 NR4557 Proaig 0 Elliott, R.E. Moors overlooking bay.
06/06/1978 NR3556 Avenvogie Farm 0 Charman, J Male
07/06/1978 NR2370 Sanaigmore 0 Charman, J Male.
07/06/1978 NR2163 Kilchoman 0 Charman, J Male.
08/06/1978 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 0 Charman, J Male.
23/10/1978 NR2866 Gruinart Floods, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Carr, G Male.
25/10/1978 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 Carr, G Male.
26/10/1978 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 Carr, G Male.
19/02/1979 NR3548 Leorin 1 Andrew, D Male.
19/02/1979 NR4347 Kildalton 3 Andrew, D Males.
29/03/1979 NR2465 Loch Gorm E 1 Elliott, R.E. Male, 1/2 mile to E of Gruinart/Sanaig/Gorm junction.
30/03/1979 NR2165 Torran 2 Elliott, R.E. Females.
23/05/1979 NR3350 Loch Eighinn 1 Elliott, R.E. Female, on moor by loch.
07/06/1979 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 1 University of Cambridge, Extra-Mural Studies. Male.
01/08/1979 NR6488 Fishing Loch, Ardlussa 1 Burton, H & Taylor, B & P Male.
03/03/1980 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Coffey, P & L
10/03/1980 NR2967 Craigens 1 Elliott, R.E. Male, near cottages.
27/03/1980 NR1653 Claddach 1 Taylor, C
31/05/1980 NR2465 Loch Gorm E 3 Carr, G 3 males seen together.
20/07/1980 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Langsbury, G 1 female + several young.
22/03/1981 NR4271 Ardnahoe Loch 6 Clugston, D.L & Wilson, M Male.
17/12/1981 NR3147 Kintra 1 Elliott, R.E. By Grianan.
19/03/1982 NR4271 Ardnahoe Loch 1 Clugston, D Male, flew across road.
11/09/1982 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 2 Smith, M
11/04/1984 NR4347 Kildalton Woods 1 Steele, J Male.
28/04/1984 NR2465 Loch Gorm E 1 Rockall, R.W Female.
29/04/1984 NR2370 Sanaigmore 1 K.N. Male.
22/05/1985 NR2969 Bun-an-uillt 1 Elliott, R.E. Male. Behind house.
04/06/1985 NR4656 Ardtalla to Proaig 2 Elliott, R.E. Males. By path.
28/10/1985 NR2263 Rockside 1 Taylor, C.J Cock in ditch by road between Rockside and Sunderland.
29/10/1985 NR2564 Rockmountain 1 Taylor, C.J Hen in ditch on Rockmountain/ Saligo road.
06/02/1986 NR2767 Aoradh, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Perrons, M
22/02/1986 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 5 Butterworth, P
04/05/1986 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 1 Palk, R.H Male, E side of loch.
25/05/1986 NR2566 RSPB An Sithean 1 Bullen, S
01/06/1986 NR3556 Avenvogie Farm 1 Chanin, P
21/01/1987 NR5268 Keils, Jura 1 Warwick, S & B Female.
09/02/1987 NR3069 Coill'a'Chorra Ghoirtein 1 Sharpe, D.J Grey hen.
13/04/1987 NR3070 Cnuic na Croise 1 Walker, A.F.G Female flushed.
13/04/1987 NR2969 Bun-an-uillt 2 Walker, A.F.G Pair flushed.
21/04/1987 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 1 RSPB Volunteers Male.
11/10/1987 NR4347 Kildalton Woods 1 Hamilton, F
17/10/1987 NR3171 Killinallan 3 Griffin, M Males.
25/10/1987 NR4271 Ardnahoe 3 Bristol Ornithological Club
29/05/1992 NR2055 Cnoc Garbh a'Mhill 1 Whitworth, J. M
11/04/1994 NR1955 Ballimony 2 RSPB Rinns survey Heard lekking in forestry to SW
29/04/1994 NR1955 Ballimony 1 Ogilvie, M.A. M
30/04/1994 NR2154 Octofad 1 Ogilvie, M.A. M along track into forestry
01/05/1994 NR2055 Cnoc Garbh a'Mhill 3 Ogilvie, M.A. MM lekking in early am
13/05/1994 NR2154 Octofad 1 Williams, M. M in forestry
28/06/1994 NR1955 Ballimony 2 RSPB Rinns survey MM
28/06/1994 NR3863 Beinn Bharra-dail 1 Ogilvie, M.A. M
04/05/1995 NR2055 Cnoc Garbh a'Mhill 1 ap Rheinallt, T. F flushed 202553
13/05/1995 NR1955 Ballimony 2 Ogilvie, M.A. FF
13/05/1995 NR2158 Olistadh 3 Ogilvie, M.A. MM
10/11/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Eclipse/juv
28/04/1996 NR1955 Ballimony 1 Ogilvie, M.A. M
04/05/1996 NR1955 Ballimony 2 Gordon, J. Distant bubbling both sides of track
09/05/1996 NR1955 Ballimony 1 Ogilvie, M.A. F
04/11/1996 NR4071 Loch Staoisha 1 Wergan, R. & S. F
31/12/1996 NR1752 Gleann na Rainich 1 ap Rheinallt, T. F; 1st local record for me
30/04/1997 NR2055 Cnoc Garbh a'Mhill 2 Ogilvie, M.A. M & F not together
08/11/1997 NR3972 Staoisha Plantation 1 Wergan, R. & S. M
27/03/1998 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Dawson, J. Blackcock at the gate of Cari.
28/03/1998 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Dawson, J. M
19/03/2000 NR2154 Octofad 1 Whitehouse, A. Male at 221547
01/08/2000 NR3171 Killinallan 1 ap Rheinallt, T. M
01/06/2002 NR2259 Gearach 1 Ogilvie, M.A. M