• 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

    2nd May 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd May 2024. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news of a Waxwing seen there yesterday evening. The Green Sandpiper was also still there Coll, Isle of Lewis A Grasshopper Warbler was heard reeling there today Borve, Isle...
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    National Rarity 27th April 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th April 2024. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Moorhen was seen in Village Bay this morning Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Carrion Crow was there this evening South Dell, Isle of Lewis 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2...
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    National Rarity 16th April 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th April 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis 3 Black-tailed Godwits and a *Great White Egret* were there today. 600 Pink-feet and 80 Barnacle Geese were in the Ness area Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 2CY...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Local Rarity 14th March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th March 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake *Green-winged Teal* and the 2 drake Pintail were there again late morning. A Lapland Bunting and 2 Jackdaws were also in the area. A *White-billed Diver*...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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
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    29th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Hougharry, North Uist A Velvet Scoter was again seen offshore Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist Eight Common Redpoll were there today
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    National Rarity 27th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Hougharry, North Uist A Velvet Scoter was again seen offshore. A 2CY Glaucous Gull flew west at nearby Aird an Runair and seven Pintail were at Loch nam Feithean Balemartin, North Uist An...
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    National Rarity 25th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 2CY Glaucous Gull and the 2CY Kumlien's Gull were again seen in the harbour area today Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist Ten Common Redpoll were still there late...
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    20th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Daliburgh, South Uist 3 Long-tailed Tits were in the Co-Op carpark this morning
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    Local Rarity 18th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again this morning Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist 10 Common Redpoll were there today
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    Local Rarity 14th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A drake *Green-winged Teal* was there late afternoon Coll, Isle of Lewis 5 Snow Buntings were on the beach early afternoon Balavanich, Benbecula A Mistle...
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    National Rarity 10th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again this morning Sollas, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was seen there again today West Loch Ollay, South Uist The...
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    National Rarity 7th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Glaucous Gull flew south early afternoon (12;40) Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist 10 Common Redpolls were there today Loch Bee, South Uist 63 Greenland...
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    Local Rarity 6th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis An immature Glaucous Gull was seen in the harbour area today. 2 Brambling were in the castle grounds by the Woodland cafe Sollas, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was...
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    National Rarity 29th January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th January 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Coot was there today. 200 Redwings, a Fieldfare and 7 Pink-feet were around the loch Berneray A 2CY *Ring-billed Gull* was seen on a beach to the north of the...
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    Local Rarity 25th January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th January 2024. Updated throughout the day Carinish, North Uist 4 Long-tailed Tits were there again today Long-tailed Tit (C) Brian Rabbitts
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