• 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 instances of five or more dead birds of one species to Defra (03459 335577).

  • 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, 5th June 2022. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
A *Marsh Warbler* was in Village Bay this afternoon

Butt of Lewis
A 2CY Iceland Gull flew east early afternoon. A Whimbrel was also in the area

Leurbost, Isle of Lewis
A Grasshopper Warbler was heard reeling there this morning

Coot Loch, Benbecula
A Pintail was seen there today. A Glaucous Gull was nearby in Stinky Bay

Ardivachar Point, South Uist
The Viking Gull (Glaucous x Herring) was again on the beach by the cemetery

Grogarry, South Uist
2 Jackdaws and a Rook were there this afternoon

Rubha Ardvule, South Uist
20+ Storm Petrels past north early morning

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Marsh Warbler, St Kilda (C) St Kilda Rangers