• 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. Red-eyed Vireo

    Red-eyed Vireo

    Red-eyed Vireo, Barra, September 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  2. Peregrine Falcon, South Uist 2021 (C) Ron MacDonald

    Peregrine Falcon, South Uist 2021 (C) Ron MacDonald

    Peregrine South Uist 2021 (C) Ron MacDonald
  3. Peregrine with Buzzard

    Peregrine with Buzzard

    Peregine with Buzzard, South Uist 2021 (C) Ron MacDonald
  4. Black-tailed Godwit

    Black-tailed Godwit

    Black-tailed Godwit, South Uist 2021 (C) Ron MacDonald
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Grenitote, North UIst A colour-ringed Lesser Grey Shrike was present on Machair Leathann this afternoon - this is a bird from the Spanish re-introduction programme. This bird was also seen...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit***, female ***Snowy Owl*** and Greenland Redpoll were still on the island today, as was a newly arrived Spotted Flycatcher Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of...
  7. Pectoral Sandpiper

    Pectoral Sandpiper

    Pectoral Sandpiper, one of two present, St Kilda September 2021
  8. Pectoral Sandpiper

    Pectoral Sandpiper

    Pectoral Sandpiper, one of two present, St Kilda September 2021
  9. Buff-bellied Pipit

    Buff-bellied Pipit

    Buff-bellied Pipit, St Kilda, September 2021 (C) Craig Nesbit
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** and a single Pectoral Sandpiper were still on the island today Loch Sandary, North Uist A Pectoral Sandpiper was seen at the south end of the...
  11. Shelduck

    Shelduck

    Shelduck, St Kilda, September 2021 (C) Craig Nesbit
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** was seen there again today, as was the female ***Snowy Owl***. Two Pectoral Sandpipers were also on the island as was the Shelduck, a Grey Plover...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda the ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** and Pectoral Sandpiper were still present this morning. 37 Pink-footed Geese flew south and a Shelduck (sixth record) and Whooper Swan were also...
  14. Buff-bellied Pipit

    Buff-bellied Pipit

    Buff-bellied Pipit, St Kilda, September 2021 (C) Craig Nesbit
  15. Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch

    Juvenile Common Rosefinch, Ardmhor Plantation, Barra 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 21st September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The Pectoral Sandpiper (8th Day) and Green Sandpiper (18th day) were still present today. A Mealy / North Western Redpoll and a Snow Bunting were on the island yesterday...
  17. Osprey

    Osprey

    Osprey, Liniclate, Benbecula, 2021 (C) Paul Carter
  18. 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...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th September 2021

    Red-throated Diver 2, Raven 3, Skylark 6*, Wheatear 1, Meadow Pipit 15, Rock Pipit 1Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st September 2021. Updated throughout the day Grenitote, North Uist A ***Long-billed Dowitcher*** was heard calling while flying east. A Turtle Dove was...
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis A Lapland Bunting was seen at Bosta Leverburgh, Isle of Harris A *Glossy Ibis* flew east this morning Balgarva, South Uist A Little Stint was seen there today...
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