• Would members please give due consideration when thinking about posting information and sightings relating to Schedule 1 species during the breeding season. Records of these species can be submitted privately to the county bird recorder by email to recorder@outerhebridesbirds.org.uk or via BTO BirdTrack marked as sensitive. For updated guidance on this subject from the Rare Breeding Birds Panel please download the PDF from the Resources section


Always Birding
Whooper Swans on the move this morning with 47 passing over north. 27 Greenland White-fronts flew over Frobost mid afternoon and 74 Whooper Swans were on Loch na Liana Moire where I tripped over a Corncrake while counting them.


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th Arpil 2021. Updated throughout the day

Balranald, North Uist
The two ***Cackling Geese*** were seen by Loch nam Feithean this morning and later by Loch Grogarry. 13 Whooper Swans were also on Loch nam Feithean and 90 White-fronted Geese feeding around the loch. A juvenile Iceland Gull was also on the shore.

Coot Loch, Benbecula
54 Greenland White-fronted Geese were there this afternoon.