• 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. Ruff & Reeve

    Ruff & Reeve

    Ruff & Reeve, South Uist 2023 (C) Hebridean Imaging
  3. Hawkeye

    18th June 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th June 2023. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The Quaill was again heard calling there. A Treecreeper was seen on the old church wall near the visitor centre Loch Mor, Benbecula A female Ruff was there today Howmore...
  4. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 28th May 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th May 2023. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The *Taiga Bean Goose* was there again this morning and seen again in the evening Balemore, North Uist An adult ****Grey-headed Lapwing**** was present again this...
  5. Hawkeye

    19th May 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th May 2023. Updated throughout the day. Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A swift species with a white rump did a brief fly-by north of the lighthouse at 10am before appearing to head in a north-westerly direction Balranald, North Uist A...
  6. Hawkeye

    13th May 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th May 2023. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 42 Pink-feet flew over NW. 7 Whimbrel were also in the area. 4 Pintail and 5 Pink-feet were nearby at Loch Stiapabhat. 6 Common Scoter, 2 Bonxies, 1 Arctic Skua, and 15 Manx...
  7. Hawkeye

    12th May 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th May 2023. Updated throughout the day Port Nis, Isle of Lewis A Long-eared Owl was seen in a garden there. 4 Pintail and 3 Pink-feet were at Loch Stiapabhat and an Osprey flew south past the Butt of Lewis late evening Toe Head, Isle...
  8. Ruff

    Ruff

    Ruff, Kilaulay machair, South Uist (C) Hebridean Imaging
  9. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 5th September 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th September 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 7 **Great Shearwaters** 2 Sooty Shearwaters and 3 Storm Petrels were seen at sea from the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry this morning. Another 2 **Great Shearwaters** 30...
  10. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 4th September 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th September 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* was seen at Mullach Sgar today. Also present were a juvenile Knot, 3 Dunlin and circa 40 Ringed Plover. A Reed Warbler was also there Friday (4th...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd September 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd September 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A Curlew Sandpiper was on the beach there early afternoon Loch Paible, North Uist The ***Wilson's Phalarope*** was seen on its favoured pools early this morning...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 31st August 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st August 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 137 Sooty Shearwaters and 25 Storm Petrels were seen at sea from the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry this morning Loch Paible, North Uist The juvenile ***Wilson's...
  13. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 18th August 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th August 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis The summering female Long-tailed Duck and a juvenile Goldeneye were seen on the loch today Loch Paible, North Uist 97 Black-tailed Godwits were today Baleshare...
  14. Hawkeye

    17th August 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th August 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 46 Sooty Shearwaters 14 Arctic Skua, 23 Manx Shearwaters, circa 540 Kittiwakes, and 4 Great Skuas were seen from the Stornoway - Ullapool ferry this morning Loch...
  15. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 16th August 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th August 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A **Great Shearwater** and 700+ Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the Stornoway - Ullapool ferry this morning and a *Sabine's Gull* was seen in the afternoon on the...
  16. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 20th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th September 2021. Updtaed throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Pectoral Sandpiper was at the north end of the loch early afternoon Loch Bee, South Uist Three Little stints and seven Knot were on the loch at the south...
  17. Hawkeye

    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...
  18. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 7th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Baleshare,North Uist Ten Black-tailed Godwits and a Ruff were on on the island this afternoon West Gerinish, South Uist 14 Black-tailed Godwits were in the south-west corner of Loch Bee and...
  19. Hawkeye

    20th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 20th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist 42 Black-tailed Godwits were seen in a recently cut field by the loch Baleshare, North Uist Two juvenile Ruff, 15 Black-tailed Godwits and 185 Golden Plover were by...
  20. Hawkeye

    11th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Stinky Bay, Benbecula A juvenile Ruff was there this morning. Ardivachar, South Uist A Swift was seen there today
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