• 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 May 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th May 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Pink-footed Goose was there this morning Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was again seen on Loch Geal Govig, Isle of Harris A *Common...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 16th May 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th May 2024. Updated throughout the day Gteat Bernera, Isle of Lewis A drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen on Loch Geal Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Late news of a 2CY *Common Crane* was seen on Melbost farm yesterday Aird an Runair, North...
  3. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 26th April 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th April 2024. Updated throughout the day St Kilda 4 Short-eared Owls were there today Skigersta, Isle of Lewis A Common Scoter, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, White Wagtail, Whimbrel, Greenshank, 5 Bonxies, 70 Barnacle and 40 Pinkfeet were...
  4. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 25th April 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th April 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis 16 Black-tailed Godwit and 40 Pinkfeet were there today Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A drake *Ring-necked Dick* was seen there late afterrnoon Bornish, South Uist...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 22nd April 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd April 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Eaval, North Uist The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again today Loch na Reival, North Uist A ***Cackling Goose*** was there this morning Carnan, South Uist A Chiffchaff was...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 21st April 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st April 2024. Updated throughout the day Skigersta, Isle of Lewis An adult *White-billed Diver* was seen offshore early afternoon with another seen later. 2 Woodpigeons were at nearby Dun Eorodail Bragar, Isle of Lewis 8 Whimbrel and...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th April 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th April 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis 150+ Pink-feet and 20 Black-tailed Godwits were there today. Thousands of Pink-feet passed NW 2-3 km off Ness throughout the day Loch Eaval, North Uist The drake...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th April 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th April 2024. Updated throughout the day Ardroil, Isle of Lewis 600+ Pink-feet flew NW today Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was there again this morning Loch Eaval, North Uist The drake *Ring-necked Duck*...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th April 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th April 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was there again this morning. 3 Manx Shearwaters and 2 Great Skuas flew past nearby Tiumpan Head Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 2CY...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th April 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th April 2024. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 7 Snow Buntings were there this afternoon, 4 at Stoth and 3 at Cunndal. 19 Pink-feet were nearby at Loch Stiapabhat Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th April 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10 April 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was there again this morning. 5 Manx Sheawaters were seen nearby passing Tiumpan Head West Loch Olay, South Uist The female ***Lesser...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th April 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th April 2024. Updated throughout the day Ness, Isle of Lewis, 3 Snow Buntings were there today Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was there again today. 4 Pink-feet were also in the area Balranald, North Uist...
  13. 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...
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th April 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th April 2024. Updated throughout the day Clachan Sands, North Uist 22 Pink-feet were there again for the second day Loch Mor, Baleshare A 2CY *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there today. 17 Greenland White-fronts were also there Loch Bee...
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 2nd April 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd April 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was there again this morning Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 2CY Glaucous Gull was again seen in the harbour area Rubh’ Arnal, North...
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st April 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st April 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle or Lewis 3 Jack Snipe and 300 Golden Plover were there today Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was there again this morning. A 2CY Iceland Gull...
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 30th March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th March 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle or Lewis The drake *Green-winged Teal* was there again early morning. Circa 1000 Redwing flew NW over Port Nis. Carinish, North Uist 430 Greenland White-fronts in 2 skeins...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 29th March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th March 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle or Lewis The drake *Green-winged Teal* and the 2 drake Pintail were there again late morning. 2 Jackdaws were also in the area Grenitote, North Uist A Pink-footed Goose...
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th March 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle or Lewis The drake *Green-winged Teal* and the 2 drake Pintail were there again this morning Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was there again...
  20. 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...
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