• 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, 8th February 2024. Updated throughout the day

Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis
The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again this morning. A 3CY Iceland Gull was off Portvoller

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
The immature Glaucous Gull was again seen in the harbour area this morning

Kyles Paible
An adult Iceland Gull and a 2CY Glaucous Gull were there this afternoon

Traigh Eachkamish, Baleshare
30 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were there today

Coot Loch, Benbecula
A drake *Green-winged Teal* was seen there early afternoon