• 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

    National Rarity 28th October 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th October 2023. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis The immature ***King Eider*** was again seen offshore this morning Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 25+ Waxwings were around the hospital grounds and another 34 were around the council...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 27th October 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th October 2023. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis An immature ***King Eider*** was seen offshore this evening. A Snow Bunting was around the lighthouse Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 8 Waxwings were feeding on Cotoneaster in Lewis...
  3. Reed Bunting

    Reed Bunting

    Reed Bunting, St Kilda, October 2023 (C) St Kilda Rangers
  4. Blackcap

    Blackcap

    Blackcap, St Kilda, October 2023 (C) St Kilda Rangers
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th October 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th October 2023. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Jack Snipe, 7 Woodcock, 3 Song Thrush, 9 Blackbird, Water Rail, Grey Wagtail, Reed Bunting, Blackcap and a Chiffchaff were seen on the island today, Also a Peregrine and...
  6. Squacco Heron

    Squacco Heron

    Squacco Heron, South Uist, October 2023 (C) Andrew Stevenson
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th October 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th October 2023. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again seen from the hide. 2 Fieldfare were also in the rea Kinlochroag, Isle of Lewis 2 Coal Tits were there today Scaladale...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th October 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th October 2023. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again seen from the hide. 2 Snow Buntings and a Waxwing were nearby at the Butt of Lewis Lower Barvas, Isle of Lewis 9...
  9. Long-tailed Tit

    Long-tailed Tit

    Long-tailed Tit, Barra, October 2023 (C) Bruce Taylor
  10. Jack Snipe

    Jack Snipe

    Jack Snipe, St Kilda, October 2023 (C) St Kilda Rangers
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd October 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd October 2023. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Water Rail, Wigeon, 6 Woodcock, and 3 Jack Snipe were on the island today South Dell, Isle of Lewis The Lesser Whitethroat, a Pied Flycatcher, 2 Brambling and a Chiffchaff...
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 22nd October 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd October 2023. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Snow Bunting was there early afternoon. In nearby Port Nis, there were 5 Goldcrest, Blue Tit, Chiffchaff, and 4 Common Redpoll in Gardens there and a Waxwing flew SW plus still...
  13. Woodcack

    Woodcack

    Woodcock, St Kilda, October 2023 (C) St Kilda Rangers
  14. Jack Snipe

    Jack Snipe

    Jack Snipe, St Kilda, October 2023 (C) St Kilda Rangers
  15. Hawkeye

    21st October 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st October 2023. Updated throughout the day Hirta St Kilda 2 Grey Wagtails, a Jack Snipe, Mistle Thrush, Sparrowhawk, White-tailed Eagle, 3 Goldfinch, and 27 Woodcock were there today Butt of Lewis 3 Jack Snipe, 6 Snipe, and small...
  16. Hawkeye

    20th October 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th October 2023. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A 1CY winter Grey Wagtail was there today. 4 Woodcock, 3 Jack Snipe, a Red-throated Diver and a Brambling were also on the island. Thousands of thrushes also seen over and...
  17. Snow Bunting

    Snow Bunting

    Snow Bunting St Kilda, October 2023 (C) St Kilda Rangers
  18. Blackbird

    Blackbird

    Blackbird, St Kilda, October 2023 (C) St Kilda Rangers
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th October 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th October 2023. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Circa 1700 Redwing, 84 Fieldfare, 18 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Snow Bunting, 4 Jack Snipe and 1 Brambling were on the island today. A Common Scoter was offshore Loch...
  20. Waxwings

    Waxwings

    Waxwings, Stornoway castle Grounds, Lewis, October 2023 (C) Simon Neiderberger
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