• Please be aware that avian influenza has been confirmed in the Western Isles. Great Skua and Gannet are the worst affected currently but a range of other bird species can be infected. Please avoid contact with dead birds, give sick and dying birds space, keep dogs on leads and report all such instances to Defra (03459 335577). RSPB and Nature Scot are working together to collate all records of birds with suspected avian influenza on the islands. If you see a suspected case of avian influenza please email a record to robyn.stewart@rspb.org.uk, including date, species (if known) and location.
  • 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

    New - now available as an ebook

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Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th December 2021. Updated throughout the day

Lionel, Isle of lewis
Late news:- of a ***Todd's Canada Goose*** seen there yesterday

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
2 Bramblings were seen in Manor Park today. A 2CY Iceland Gull was also in the harbour area early afternoon

Balallan, Isle of Lewis
A Snow Bunting was seen on the moorland this morning

Ardmore, South Uist
The female ***Lesser Scaup*** was again seen on Loch an Daill this morning. A Brambling was nearby visiting a garden at Carnan
 

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A ringed Herring Gull seen in Stornoway Harbour recently was photographed over 2 days which eventually led to the ring number being read. This bird was a local, ringed on 5km from where it was seen on 24-June-2005, a duration of 6,017 days!

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