• 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 11th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 11th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Carinish, North Uist The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen near there this evening Stonoway, Isle of Lewis A Rose-coloured Starling was on the beach near Battery Point this afternoon St Kilda A Pomerine...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 9th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen at An Campar this morning and was also noted yesterday evening (8th) at the same location. A **Little Bunting** was also seen there this...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 7th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 7th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news:- the female ***Snowy Owl*** still present on the hillside above Village Bay on Monday (2nd July) and at Am Campar [NW end of Hirta] on Tuesday (3rd July) Isle of Rona...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 28th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 28th June 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen on Hirta Borve, Barra The Rose-coloured Starling was still there today (see Bruce's post below) Mingulay A House Martin was seen on the island...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 22nd June 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen by the quarry yesterday (22nd) Barvas, Lewis A male Hen Harrier was seen on moor this morning Aird an Runair, North Uist The 2nd summer...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th June 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today 9th June 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** is still on St Kilda Vatersay A *Common Rosefinch* was see near Vatersay township today (See Bruce's post below) Ben Risary Plantation, North Uist A male...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 25th May 2018 St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was in the village on Hirta this morning. The adult *Ring-billed Gull* and a juvenile Iceland Gull were also on the island Loch nam Feithean, North Uist 2 Whooper Swans, a drake Garganey...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 24th May 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda the ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen on Hirta on Mullach Bi this evening Ardmore, South Uist The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was again seen on Loch nan Ceann Leurbost, Isle of Lewis A...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th May 2018

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th May 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** is again there, seen near the Lovers Stone this evening Loch Bhrusda, Berneray The ***Lesser Yellowlegs*** still present today, seen at 11.30 and then again at...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th May 2108

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 8th May 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda. The female ***Snowy Owl*** is still to be found on the island. Now considered to be a different bird from that last seen on 29th April Northton, Isle of Harris 12 Black-tailed Godwits...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 7th May 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today 7th May 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was there again this morning, last seen on 29th April Reef, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Glaucous Gull seen there today Sound Of Taransay, Isle of Harris 45 Long-tailed...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th April 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 29th April 2018. Updated throughout the day St Kilda A female ***Snowy Owl*** seen there this afternoon Snowy Owl courtesy of Cairan Hatsell Eoligarry, Barra The *White-billed Diver* was still present today Scarasta, Isle of Harris 5...
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