• 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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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th August 2023. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
3 Short-eared Owls were there this morning

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
4 Ruff were there this afternoon

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
8 Sooty Shearwaters and 6 Storm Petrels were seen from the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry this morning. 22 Sooty Shearwaters, 1 Leach's Petrel and 6 Storm Petrels were seen from the afternoon ferry

Carloway, Isle of Lewis
A 1CY Pied Flycatcher was seen in a garden there

Castlebay, Barra
441 Manx Shearwaters and 14 Storm Petrels were seen from the Barra - Oban ferry

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Short-eared Owl (C) St Kilda Rangers
4 Crossbills scattered around Northbay/Bolnabodach first thing this morning before flying west. 3 Ruff were at Allasdale.