• Please be aware that avian influenza has been confirmed in the Western Isles. Great Skua and Gannet are the worst affected currently but a range of other bird species can be infected. Please avoid contact with dead birds, give sick and dying birds space, keep dogs on leads and report all instances of five or more dead birds of one species to Defra (03459 335577).

  • When here in the Outer Hebrides and looking at a bird, have you ever wondered how rare it is? The status of all species can vary enormously from island to island. How rare is Shoveler on Barra, has Stock Dove been seen on Harris, does Dotterel occur on Benbecula in the autumn, and how common is Blue Tit on North Uist? Well, fret no longer! The Status and Distribution of birds here on the Outer Hebrides has been completely updated and summarised for every species and each of the main islands and outliers. Available as an online resource at https://status.outerhebrides-birdreports.org/ or via our shop

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  1. Bonaparte's Gull

    Bonaparte's Gull

    Bonaparte's Gull, 2CY, Cleat, Barra, June 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  2. Pied Flycatcher

    Pied Flycatcher

    Pied Flycatcher, Creachan Woods, Barra, May 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  3. Ruby-crowned kinglet

    Ruby-crowned kinglet

    Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Barra 2020 (C) Bruce Taylor
  4. Ruby-crowned Kinglet

    Ruby-crowned Kinglet

    Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Barra 2020 (C) Bruce Taylor
  5. Yellow-browed Warbler

    Yellow-browed Warbler

    Yellow-browed Warbler, Barra 2020 © Bruce Taylor
  6. Citrine Wagtail

    Citrine Wagtail

    Citrine Wagtail, Cleat, Barra 2020 © Bruce Taylor
  7. Citrine Wagtail

    Citrine Wagtail

    Citrine Wagtail, Cleat, Barra 2020 © Bruce Taylor
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Leach's Petrel, 40 Storm Petrels and 20 Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the Ullapool -Stornoway ferry Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen in...
  9. Blue-winged Teal

    Blue-winged Teal

    Blue-winged Teal, Barra 2020 © Bruce Taylor
  10. Barred Warbler

    Barred Warbler

    Barred Warbler, Brevig, Barra 2020 (C) Bruce Taylor
  11. Common Crossbill

    Common Crossbill

    Common Crossbill, Barra, 2020. (C) Bruce Taylor
  12. Blyth's Reed Warbler

    Blyth's Reed Warbler

    Blyth's Reed Warbler, Barra June 2020. (C) Ian Ricketts
  13. Blyth's Reed Warbler

    Blyth's Reed Warbler

    Blyth's Reed Warbler, Bruernish, Barra September 2019 (C) Bruce Taylor
  14. Brown Shrike

    Brown Shrike

    Brown Shrike, Morghan, Barra, November 2019. (C) Bruce Taylor
  15. Pechora Pipit

    Pechora Pipit

    Pechora Pipit, Castlebay, Barra 2018 (C) Ian Thompson
  16. Pechora Pipit

    Pechora Pipit

    Pechora Pipit, Castlebay, Barra 2018 (C) Ian Ricketts
  17. Hawkeye

    18th August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th August 2019. Updated throughout the day Lower Barvas Isle of Lewis 14 Woodpigeon were seen there today Bragar Bay, Isle of Lewis 3 Great Northern Divers and a Ruff were seen there this morning Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 110...
  18. Merlin

    Merlin

    Merlin, Isle of Barra, August 2019 (C) Bruce Taylor
  19. Two-barred Crossbill

    Two-barred Crossbill

    Two-barred Crossbill, Bruernish, Barra, August 2019 (C) Bruce Taylor
  20. B

    National Rarity 6th August 2019

    I found a male Two-barred Crossbill at Bruernish, Barra this morning. It flew in from the north at around 11.10 and fed on spruce cones until around mid day. At one point it flew off high to the east before returning a minute or so later. It was extremely vocal. There has been no sign of it...
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