• 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, 7th June 2022. Updated throughout the day

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
A Quail was heard calling there this afternoon

Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis
A 2CY Glaucous Gull was there mid-morning

Port Mhor/Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis
The Little Stint was seen there again today

Carragraich, Isle of Harris
An Osprey was seen at roost late evening

Loch Paible, North Uist
A Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint and Black-tailed Godwit were there early morning. The Curlew Sandpiper was later found on the beach, as was a juvenile Glaucous Gull

Coot Loch, Benbecula
The drake Garganey was again seen on the loch early afternoon


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1st summer male Common Rosefinch at Creachen late morning.
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Common Rosefinch.