• 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

  • 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 now as an online resource at https://status.outerhebrides-birdreports.org/ or via our shop

Outer Hebrides Bird Sightings and Discussion

2021 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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2020 Outer Hebrides Bird Sightings

Western Isles / Outer Hebrides Bird sightings for 2020

Sightings for previous years can be found in the archive

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Chatter

An area for general birding discussion
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Sound recording and nocmig

A section of the website for adding your recordings and sonograms of day or nightime recordings and to discuss techniques and equipment.
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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.
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