• 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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  1. Red-eyed Vireo

    Red-eyed Vireo

    Red-eyed Vireo, Barra, September 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Grenitote, North UIst A colour-ringed Lesser Grey Shrike was present on Machair Leathann this afternoon - this is a bird from the Spanish re-introduction programme. This bird was also seen...
  3. Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch

    Juvenile Common Rosefinch, Ardmhor Plantation, Barra 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  4. Booted Warbler

    Booted Warbler

    Booted Warbler, Barra, September 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  5. Booted Warbler

    Booted Warbler

    Booted Warbler, Barra, September 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  6. Pied Flycatcher

    Pied Flycatcher

    Pied Flycatcher, Cuidhir, Barra September 2021 (C) Ian Ricketts
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 12th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist Three Whimbrel where there and 70 Brent Geese flew south at 14:30 Carinish, North Uist A Lesser Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler were seen in a garden there...
  8. Hawkeye

    28th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Nask, Barra A Barred Warbler was seen there today
  9. Mediterranean Gull

    Mediterranean Gull

    Juvenile Mediterranean Gull, Cleat, Barra 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  10. Bonaparte's Gull

    Bonaparte's Gull

    Bonaparte's Gull, 2CY, Cleat, Barra, June 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  11. Bonaparte's Gull

    Bonaparte's Gull

    Bonaparte's Gull, 2CY, Cleat, Barra, June 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  12. Pied Flycatcher

    Pied Flycatcher

    Pied Flycatcher, Creachan Woods, Barra, May 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  13. Ruby-crowned kinglet

    Ruby-crowned kinglet

    Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Barra 2020 (C) Bruce Taylor
  14. Ruby-crowned Kinglet

    Ruby-crowned Kinglet

    Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Barra 2020 (C) Bruce Taylor
  15. Yellow-browed Warbler

    Yellow-browed Warbler

    Yellow-browed Warbler, Barra 2020 © Bruce Taylor
  16. Citrine Wagtail

    Citrine Wagtail

    Citrine Wagtail, Cleat, Barra 2020 © Bruce Taylor
  17. Citrine Wagtail

    Citrine Wagtail

    Citrine Wagtail, Cleat, Barra 2020 © Bruce Taylor
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Leach's Petrel, 40 Storm Petrels and 20 Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the Ullapool -Stornoway ferry Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen in...
  19. Blue-winged Teal

    Blue-winged Teal

    Blue-winged Teal, Barra 2020 © Bruce Taylor
  20. Barred Warbler

    Barred Warbler

    Barred Warbler, Brevig, Barra 2020 (C) Bruce Taylor
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