• 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. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 21st May 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st May 2024. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda A **Woodlark** was seen in Village Bay today Lochmaddy, North Uist An Osprey flew south this afternoon Aird an Runair, North Uist The Little Stint was again seen there today Loch...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th April 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th April 2024. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda An Iceland Gull was in Village Bay today Port Nis, Lewis An adult Little Gull and 12 Manx Shearwaters were seen offshore this evening Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd March 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Bee, South Uist The drake * Ring-necked Duck* and 5 Scaup were seen today to the west of the causeway. A pair of Pintail were in the north-west corner of the loch Howmore, South Uist The...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 7th March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th March 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Bee, South Uist The male and female *Ring-necked Ducks* and 6 Scaup were there today. 15 Black-tailed Godwits and 5 White-tailed Eagles were also in the area
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 2nd March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd March 2024. Updated throughout the day Post Nis, Isle of Lewis A Snow Bunting, Hen Harrier, and 2 Lesser Redpoll, were around Nis this morning. A Pintail was nearby at Loch Stiapabhat Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st March 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 2CY Glaucous Gull was again in the harbour area Kyles Paible, North Uist A...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 3rd February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd February 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Bhrusda, Berneray A female Scaup was there today Grenitote, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was on the machair there early afternoon Smerclete, South Uist The 3CY Little Gull was seen there...
  8. Hawkeye

    2nd February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd February 2024. Updated throughout the day Pollachar, South Uist The 3CY Little Gull was seen there today Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 09:00-10:30 Weather: Wind SW f6 gust f8. 8/8 cloud, misty and light drizzle. Temp...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th January 2024. Updated throughout the day Eoligarry, Barra The Little Gull was seen there again late morning Ardmhor, Barra The drake *Green-winged Teal* was there again today Craigston, Barra A male Goosander was seen there today...
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    Local Rarity 19th December 2023

    Barra The drake Green-winged Teal was still at Ardmhor this afternoon and the Little Gull was again roosting on the rocks near Eoligarry jetty.
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th December 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th December 2023. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist 14 Snow Buntings were with Twite there today Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist The 5 Long-tailed Tits were again seen in a garden there Loch Sandary, North Uist 2 Iceland...
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th November 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th November 2023. Updated throughout the day Port Nis, Isle of Lewis 3 Sooty Shearwaters and 2 Great Skuas passed offshore. A Snow Bunting came in off the sea Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again on...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 25th November 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th November 2023. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Little Auk and a Great Skua passed offshore this afternoon Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was there again this morning Stornoway, Isle of Lewis...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 21st November 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st November 2023. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A *Snow Goose* was seen in Village Bay Ardroil, Isle of Lewis A Chiffchaff was seen there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 Waxwings were at Willowglen Road today Loch...
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th October 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th October 2023. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* is still on the loch today Stinky Bay, Benbecula Two Grey Phalaropes was there this afternoon Creachan, Barra 2 Waxwings were seen...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th September 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th September 2023. Updated throughout the day Loch Bhrusda, Berneray A Coot was seen there today Vallay Strand, North Uist 15 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were there today Grenitote, North Uist A Little Gull was seen there today The...
  17. Hawkeye

    25th June 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th June 2023. Updated throughout the day Skigersta, Isle of Lewis 12 Storm and 4 Leach’s Petrels past offshore during a 5 hour seawatch today. The adult Little Gull was seen again at nearby Port Nis late afternoon Bragar Bay, Isle of...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th May 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th May 2023. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis An adult *White-billed Diver* flew north-west late morning Balranald, North Uist 13 Long-tailed Skuas and 11 Pomarine Skuas passed Aird an Runair between 05:45 and 15:45. 2 Dotterel...
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th May 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th May 2023. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A Marsh Harrier was reported to the south of the reserve late afternoon Teanamchar, Baleshare 9 Whimbrel were there today Stinky Bay, Benbecula A 3CY Iceland Gull flew north...
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th May 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sighrings for today, 5th May 2023. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A *Hobby* flew north early afternoon Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A 3CY Iceland Gull was seen at the fish dump early evening Traigh Eachcamish, Baleshare 13 Whimbrel were there today and...
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