• 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

    Scottish Rarity 14th June 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th June 2024. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A **White-rumped Sandpiper** was there again today. A Snow Bunting was also on the island Clachan Sands, North Uist A *Temminck's Stint* was seen there early afternoon...
  2. Blue Tit

    Blue Tit

    Blue Tit, Barra, March 2024 (C) Bruce Taylor
  3. White-rumped Sandpiper St Kilda June 2024

    White-rumped Sandpiper St Kilda June 2024

    White-rumped Sandpiper 1 St Kilda June 2024 (C) St Kilda Rangers
  4. White-rumped Sandpiper

    White-rumped Sandpiper

    White-rumped Sandpiper St Kilda June 2024 (C) St Kilda Rangers
  5. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 13th June 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th June 2024. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A **White-rumped Sandpiper** first seen yesterday, was still on the island today White-rumped Sandpiper, St Kilda (C) St Kilda Rangers
  6. Hawkeye

    12th June 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th June 2024. Updated throughout the day Cheese Bay, North Uist A Glaucous Gull was there this afternoon
  7. Hawkeye

    9th June 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th June 2024. Updated throughout the day Bolnabadach, Barra A Waxwing was there this morning and still present in the evening Waxwing (C) Ian Ricketts
  8. Hawkeye

    8th June 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th June 2024. Updated throughout the day Stinky Bay, Benbecula 2 Sandwich Terns were seen there today
  9. MisterT

    Recent colour ring sightings and ringing recoveries

    This colour ringed Oystercatcher (T1) seen at the Riffle Range, South Uist in February this year is yet another bird from the Dublin Bay Project Another old favourite from the Dublin Bay Project is (66), returning to Askernish and found in exactly the same spot as it has for at least 2 years now
  10. Hawkeye

    4th June 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd June 2024. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist 2 Long-tailed Skuas, flew north early morning
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 3rd June 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd June 2024. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist 3 Long-tailed Skuas, 3 Arctic Skuas and 236 Manx Shearwaters flew north between 0700 - 1000. A male Ruff was nearby at Loch nam Fiethean Carinish, North Uist A female...
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 2nd June 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd June 2024. Updated throughout the day Blathaisbhal, North Uist A Long-tailed Skua flew west there this evening Loch Paible, North Uist A Curlew Sandpiper was at the south end of the loch this afternoon Langass Lodge, North Uist 3...
  13. Yellowhammer

    Yellowhammer

    Yellowhammer, South Uist, April 2024 (C) John Kemp
  14. Squaco Heron

    Squaco Heron

    Squacco Heron, South Uist 2023 (C) John Kemp
  15. Snow Geese

    Snow Geese

    Snow Geese, Barra, May 2024 (C) Ian Ricketts
  16. Ring-necked Duck

    Ring-necked Duck

    Ring-necked Duck, Great Bernera, Lewis, May 2024 (C) Simon Niederberger
  17. Marsh Warbler

    Marsh Warbler

    Marsh Warbler, St Kilda, May 2024 (C) St Kilda Rangers
  18. Gull-billed Tern

    Gull-billed Tern

    Gull-billed Tern, South Uist, April 2024 (C) Andrew Stevenson
  19. Gull-billed Tern

    Gull-billed Tern

    Gull-billed Tern, South Uist, April 2024 (C) Andrew Stevenson
  20. Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch, St Kilda, May 2024 (C) St Kilda Rangers
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