• 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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south uist

  1. little Egrets

    little Egrets

    Little Egrets, Loch na Liana Mhor, Daliburgh, South Uist 03 11 2015 © Ian Thompson
  2. Greater Snow Geese

    Greater Snow Geese

    Greater Snow Geese © John Kemp
  3. White-fronted Goose

    White-fronted Goose

    White-fronted Goose, Ormaclete
  4. Bairds Sandpiper

    Bairds Sandpiper

    Frobost, South Uist
  5. Magpie


    Askernish, South Uist. A REAL local rarity!
  6. White-rumped Sandpiper

    White-rumped Sandpiper

    Iochar, South Uist
  7. Green-winged Teal

    Green-winged Teal

    Loch Bee, South Uist
  8. Short-toed Lark

    Short-toed Lark

    Howmore, South Uist
  9. Great White Egret

    Great White Egret

    Loch Hallan, South Uist
  10. American Robin

    American Robin

    Found during a BTO Winter Thrushes survey at South Locheynort.
  11. American Robin

    American Robin

    Found during a BTO Winter Thrushes survey at South Locheynort.
  12. Gyr Falcon

    Gyr Falcon

    A great patch tick!
  13. Serin


    A first for the Outer Hebrides
  14. Lesser Yellowlegs

    Lesser Yellowlegs

    Near Daliburgh, South Uist
  15. Ruff


    This amazing male spent a few days on Askernish machair
  16. Bonapartes Gull

    Bonapartes Gull

    Self-found rarity :)
  17. Lesser Scaup

    Lesser Scaup

  18. YvonneB

    Mega!!! American Robin, South Uist, 21st November 2013 by Ian Thompson

    American Robin, South Uist 21st November 2013 Second record for the Outer Hebrides Article by @MisterT Thursday 21st November 2013 dawned and for once the weather forecast looked to be proven right, calm. “Calm” is a relative expression here as the previous 3 days had been particularly...
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    Scottish Rarity Serin, South Uist, 10th April 2014 by Yvonne Benting

    Serin 10th April 2014 A first for the Outer Hebrides by @YvonneB Having just returned home from a months birding holiday in Texas, enduring three flights, and an arduous 30 hour return journey with constant problems and suffering during the flights with a very painful inner ear problem, we...
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    National Rarity Bonaparte's Gull, South Uist, 2nd February 2013 by Yvonne Benting

    Bonaparte's Gull Near Stoneybridge, South Uist 2nd February 2013 by @YvonneB I was on my own and spending the morning surveying Howbeg to Bornish for the annual winter goose count, taking in all the side roads. I headed down to the Ard Michael cemetery and couldn’t resist popping in to a small...