• We are a group of enthusiastic local birders who share our sightings and other information here. All the information on the website is available to all so please feel free to read and browse. If you wish to post, you are welcome to join us by signing up for an account. You can also email your sightings/photos to sightings@outerhebridesbirds.org.uk or leave a voicemail on 01851 741250 All submissions will be passed to the county bird recorder. Thanks!

  • 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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Outer Hebrides Birds

Outer Hebrides Bird Sightings and Discussion

2024 Outer Hebrides Bird Sightings

All the latest Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings and information will be listed here - please log in or register if you would like to add your own. Alternatively you may email your sightings and photos to sightings@outerhebridesbirds.org.uk or leave a voicemail at 01851 741250. All sightings will also be forwarded to the County Bird Recorder Thank you!

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2023 Outer Hebrides Bird Sightings

Sightings for previous years can be found in the the archive

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Chatter

An area for general birding discussion
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Outer Hebrides Rarity Finders

Reports by finders of some of the rare birds that have occurred on our islands

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Colour Ring Sightings and Ringing Recoveries

News and maps of colour ringed birds and ringing recoveries.

Need help finding the details of a colour ringed bird? Post here or send the details/photographs to sightings@outerhebridesbirds.org.uk and we will endeavour to progress it on your behalf.

Alternatively post your own sightings

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Help with identification

Have you seen a bird and you don't know what it is? Please upload the details here along with a photograph if you have one and one of our local experts will have a look and help you out. Alternatively email to id@outerhebridesbirds.org.uk
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Submit a Record

Submit a record using the form here - this will be uploaded to BTO BirdTrack on your behalf.

Articles and Recording A series of articles relevant to birds and birding in the Outer Hebrides. You will also find information here about bird recording in the Outer Hebrides and advice on submitting your sightings.

Articles and Discussion

Informative articles about birds and bird sightings in the Outer Hebrides
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Scottish and National Rarities

Notifications of records accepted by SBRC and BBRC plus how you can report your own rarity sightings.
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County Bird Recorder

Outer Hebrides County Bird Recorder

Announcements and Events News about bird-related events in the Outer Hebrides.

Events

Events, courses and suchlike that will be of interest to birders in the Outer Hebrides and beyond.
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Announcements

General information that may be of use to birders in the Outer Hebrides and beyond
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Sign up for our occasional newsletter

On this page you can easily sign up to receive our very occasional newsletter

British Trust for Ornithology - Outer Hebrides This section of the website is for information from the BTO Regional Representative(s) - so, details about surveys, information and contact details plus general chat. Feel free to ask questions.

Surveys

BTO surveys: details, information and dates
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General Chat - BTO matters

Feel free to chat about your surveying experiences or ask questions of the local BTO Regional Rep
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The Shop

Buy a selection of Outer Hebrides Bird Reports online in our shop

Bird Sightings Archive

Outer Hebrides Bird sightings from previous years

2022 Outer Hebrides Bird Sightings

Western Isles / Outer Hebrides Bird sightings for 2022

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2021 Outer Hebrides Bird Sightings

Western Isles / Outer Hebrides Bird sightings for 2021

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2020 Outer Hebrides Bird Sightings

Western Isles Bird / Outer Hebrides Bird Sightings 2020

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2019 Outer Hebrides Bird Sightings

Western Isles Bird / Outer Hebrides Bird Sightings 2019

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2018 Outer Hebrides Bird Sightings

Western Isles Bird / Outer Hebrides Bird Sightings 2018

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2017 Outer Hebrides Bird Sightings

Western Isles Bird / Outer Hebrides Bird Sightings 2017

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