• 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

    Local Rarity 26th March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th March 2024. Updated throughout the day Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist 126 Whooper Swans flew north-west this morning Howmore, South Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was seen on the river again today West Loch Olay, South Uist 3...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 25th March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th March 2024. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle ofLewis The 2CY Glaucous Gull was again seen in the harbour area this evening. Kyle’s Paible, North Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull was there this morning Aird an Runair, North Uist A...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 24th March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th March 2024. Updated throughout the day Vallay, North Uist 75 Whooper Swns passed NW early afternoon Loch Hosta, North Uist An adult Iceland Gull was there early afternoon Rubh' Arnal, North Uist 3 Iceland Gulls and 120 Pale-bellied...
  4. 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...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 22nd March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd March 2024. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 2CY Glaucous Gull was again seen in the harbour area Howmore, South Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was seen on the river again today South Glendale, South Uist...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 21st March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st March 2024. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A male Snow Bunting was there early afternoon Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Brambling was visiting a garden there Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 20th March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th March 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Staipabhat, Isle of Lewis The 2 drake Pintail and a single Jackdaw were seen there this morning Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was there again today Borve...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th March 2024. Updated throughout the day Coll, Isle of Lewis 5 Snow Buntings were again seen on the beach Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A *Stock Dove* was seen in the castle grounds today. 5 Pink-feet were at Steinish Balemore, North Uist...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th March 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Late news of the drake *Green-winged Teal*, seen there yesterday Howmore, South Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was seen on the river again today. 90...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 15th March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th March 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis 2 drake Goosanders were there today Coll, Isle of Lewis 5 Snow Buntings were on the beach late afternoon Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck*...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th March 2024. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 2CY Kumlien's/Thayer's Gull was again in the harbour area late evening Howmore, South Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was on the river early morning. 75...
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 12th March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th March 2024. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Glaucous Gull was again in the harbour area today Berneray, North Uist 26 Common Scoters were off the west side of the island Clachan, South Uist The Little...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th March 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake *Green-winged Teal* was there late afternoon. 2 drake Pintail were also there Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 2CY Kumlien's/Thayer's Gull was again in the...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th March 2024. Updated throughout the day Bragar, Isle of Lewis A Snow Bunting was seen on the machair this morning Sollas, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was seen there again this morning Balranald, North Uist 6 Snow Buntings were there...
  15. Hawkeye

    9th March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th March 2024. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 2CY Kumlien's/Thayer's Gull was again in the harbour area this morning Aird an Runair, North Uist An adult Glaucous Gull was seen there today Carnan, South Uist A...
  16. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 8th March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th March 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was there again mid-morning Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 2CY Kumlien's Gull was again in the harbour area, seen at 14:00, now thought...
  17. 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
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th March 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake *Green-winged Teal* was there late afternoon Grenitote, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was seen there this morning
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th March 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was there again today
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 4th March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th March 2024. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist 3 Snow Buntings were there today Loch Bee, South Uist the male and female *Ring-necked Ducks* and 5 Scaup (2 male 3 female) were there again today Rubha Ardvule, South...
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