• 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. Hawkeye

    21st July 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st July 2022. Updated throughout the day Eoropie, Isle of Lewis 2 Whimbrel were seen on the machair today St Kilda Late news of a Pectoral Sandpiper seen "at sea" flying around the RV Celtic Explorer, an Irish research vessel, 47.42km...
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    9th July 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th July 2022. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A Little Stint was there with Dunlin this morning Loch an t-Saile, South Uist The 2CY Little Gull was there again this afternoon. The Viking Gull was nearby at Ardivachar
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    8th June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th June 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was heard calling there again today, in the morning and afternoon. 6 Whimbrel were nearby on the machair by Ness cemetery Tigharry, North Uist A Quail was...
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    Local Rarity 7th June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th June 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Quail was heard calling there this afternoon Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Glaucous Gull was there mid-morning Port Mhor/Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis The Little...
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    6th June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th June 2022. Updated throughout the day Port Nis, Isle of lewis A pair of Long-tailed Ducks flew north this evening Hirta St Kilda An Osprey flew over Gleann Mor today, only the sixth record for the island Port Mhor, Bragar, Isle of...
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    1st June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st June 2022. Updated throughout the day Clachan an Luib, North Uist A Siskin was seen there today Loch Mor, Benbecula A Garganey was there this morning. 12 Black-tailed Godwits were also in the area Ardivachar Point, South Uist The...
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    31st May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st May 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis A Little Stint was seen there today Ardivachar Point, South Uist A Curlew Sandpiper was still present late morning
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    National Rarity 2nd October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Two ***Buff-bellied Pipits*** were on the island today. The **Short-toed Lark** was still present as was the Greenland White-fronted Goose. Two Lapland Buntings and seven Snow...
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    Local Rarity 30th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A Snow Bunting was seen on the shore Loch Sandary, North Uist The Pectoral Sandpiper was still present early afternoon and late evening, showing well in the southeast...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit***, female ***Snowy Owl*** and Greenland Redpoll were still on the island today, as was a newly arrived Spotted Flycatcher Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of...
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    Local Rarity 21st September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The Pectoral Sandpiper (8th Day) and Green Sandpiper (18th day) were still present today. A Mealy / North Western Redpoll and a Snow Bunting were on the island yesterday...
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    National Rarity 17th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for todsy 17th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Pectoral Sandpiper, four Lapland Buntings and the Spotted Redshank were seen on the island today. The Dark and Light-bellied Brent Geese were also still present...
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    National Rarity 16th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis Six Sooty Shearwaters flew past The Butt today Steinis, Isle of Lewis 25 Black-tailed Godwits and 18 Knot were seen there today Loch Paible, North Uist A ***Baird's...
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    Local Rarity 15th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 28 Sooty Shearwaters flew past east to west between 16:00-17:00 Steinis, Isle of Lewis Five Goosander, eight Knot and 66 Curlew were seen there today Balranald, North Uist A...
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    Local Rarity 13th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 13th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird Uig, Lewis A Spotted Flycatcher and a Willow Warbler were there today Stinky Bay, Benbecula A Little Stint was seen there today Grogarry. South Uist A Whinchat was seen along the track...
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    Little Stint

    Little Stint, South Uist 2021 (C) Ron MacDonald
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    Local Rarity 11th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 11th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Paible, North Uist The Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint were still at the south of of the loch today Bornish, South Uist A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper*, Pectoral Sandpiper and a Ruff were...
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    National Rarity 10th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th September. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen in Village Bay. The Dark-bellied Brent Goose was still present around the Manse and a Long-eared Owl was also in the area Stornoway...
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    Scottish Rarity 9th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A **Citrine Wagtail** (6th for the island) was seen there today. Also 12+ Chiffchaffs, several Willow Warblers, at least two Lesser Whitethroat, a Dark-bellied and a light-...
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    8th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist A Curlew Sandpiper was near the beach car park this afternoon and still present at 16:42 Ardivachar, South Uist 82 Black-tailed Godwits were moving between the beach...
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