• 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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bird sightings

  1. Hawkeye

    15th July 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th July 2024. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist The Common Quail was again heard calling in fields near the car park this this morning
  2. Hawkeye

    14th July 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th July 2024. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist A Common Quail was heard calling in fields near the car park this afternoon (16:00) Howmore River, South Uist A Green Sandpiper was seen there briefly this evening
  3. Common Crossbill

    Common Crossbill

    Common Crossbill, Nask, Barra, July 2024 (C) Bruce Taylor
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th July 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th July 2024. Updated throughout the day Ardivachar Point, South Uist An adult ***Baird’s Sandpiper*** was seen there late morning (initially identified as a Broad-billed Sandpiper). This is the earliest record to date and the first to...
  5. Hawkeye

    10th July 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th July 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Druidibeg, South Uist A Little Egret was seen near the reserve today
  6. Hawkeye

    8th July 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th July 2024. Updated throughout the day Aird, Benbecula The 5 Jackdaws were there early morning
  7. Jackdaws

    Jackdaws

    Jackdaws, North Uist, July 2024 (C) Brian Rabbitts
  8. Hawkeye

    2nd July 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st July 2024. Updated throughout the day Carinish, North Uist The 5 Jackdaws were seen there today Jackdaws (C) Brian Rabbitts
  9. Hawkeye

    1st July 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st July 2024. Updated throughout the day Bragar Bay, Isle of Lewis A Carrion Crow was feeding with Hooded Crows on the strandline there early afternoon
  10. B

    30th June 2024

    Barra Drake Common Scoter off Tangasdale this evening.
  11. Hawkeye

    28th June 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th June 2024. Updated throughout the day Fivepenny, Isle of Lewis 10 Black-tailed Godwits on the machair there today Griminish Point, North Uist A sea-watch there this morning( 07:00 - 09:45) produced 1 Storm Petrel, 800+ Manx...
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th June 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th June 2024. Updated throughout the day Port Nis, Isle of Lewis 2 Common Swifts flew SE this morning. Another 6 were seen at nearby South Galson in the afternoon Balallan, Isle of Lewis A *Hobby* was seen there this morning Claddach...
  13. Hawkeye

    25th June 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th June 2024. Updated throughout the day Port Nis, Isle of Lewis A Sooty Shearwater flew NW at 12:15. Large numbers of Manx Shearwaters were also passed offshore during the morning Bayhead, North Uist 5 Jackdaws were seen near Ashdail...
  14. Hawkeye

    23rd June 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd June 2024. Updated throughout the day Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist 5 Jackdaws flew south this afternoon
  15. Hawkeye

    19th June 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th June 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Mor, Benbecula A male Ruff was there today. A House Martin was nearby in Balavanich North Bay, South Uist A Glaucous Gull was there this morning
  16. Hawkeye

    SBRC Latest SBRC decisions - June 2024

    Cory's Shearwater, OHs, The Minch, Stornoway-Ullapool ferry, 13/08/2023, ACCEPT Cory's Shearwaters (20), OHs , Brevig, Barra, 11/08/2023, ACCEPT Lesser Yellowlegs, OHs, Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis, 26/09-03/10/2023, ACCEPT, 1CY Night-heron, OHs, Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis...
  17. Red-necked Phalarope

    Red-necked Phalarope

    Red-necked Phalarope (C) Hebridean Imaging
  18. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 14th June 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th June 2024. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A **White-rumped Sandpiper** was there again today. A Snow Bunting was also on the island Clachan Sands, North Uist A *Temminck's Stint* was seen there early afternoon...
  19. Blue Tit

    Blue Tit

    Blue Tit, Barra, March 2024 (C) Bruce Taylor
  20. White-rumped Sandpiper St Kilda June 2024

    White-rumped Sandpiper St Kilda June 2024

    White-rumped Sandpiper 1 St Kilda June 2024 (C) St Kilda Rangers
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