• 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

    New - now available as an ebook


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Atlantic puffins are one of the UK’s highest priority conservation species as they have recently joined the European red list as vulnerable to global extinction.
There is much uncertainty as to why puffins are in decline but it is believed that reduced food availability caused by climate change could be a key issue as we witness worryingly high breeding failures at some key colonies over recent years. The
RSPB Project Puffin is one initiative looking into possible causes of the decline and is tracking Puffins from two colonies in Scotland, one being The Shiants.

For more information, click here Project Puffin