• 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, 26th August 2023. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
A Pied Flycatcher was there today

Port Nis, Isle of Lewis
12 Sooty Shearwaters, 1 Leach’s Petrel, 45 Storm Petrels, 2 Arctic Skuas, 5 Great Skuas and 700+ Manx Shearwaters passed ofshore during a 5 hour seawatch

South Galson, Isle of Lewis
2 Sooty Shearwaters passed offshore this afternoon. A ***Fea's - type Petrel*** flew south-west at 19. 10

Labost, Isle of Lewis
2 Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the headland mid-afternoon

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Pied Flycatcher (C) St Kilda Rangers