• 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

black-tailed godwit

  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st April 2021. Updated throughout the day Fivepenny, Ness, Isle of Lewis 16 Black-tailed Godwits were on Loch Beag at midday Melbost, Isle of Lewis 70+ Black-tailed Godwits were there today Balranald, North Uist A ***Cackling Goose***...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th March 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Paible, North Uist The two ***Cackling Goose*** and a Pintail were seen there today Bornish, South Uist 10 Black-tailed Godwits were on the machair this afternoon
  3. Hawkeye

    6th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th March 2021. Updated throughout the day Eoropie, Isle of Lewis An Iceland Gull was on fields near the road between Eorpie and Port Stoth Coot Loch, Benbecula The Little Egret was again seen on the loch this afternoon and an immature...
  4. Hawkeye

    2nd March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd March 2021. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist A Glaucous Gull was on the island today Loch na Meallaird, Benbecula A juvenile Glaucous Gull and a pair of Pintail were there mid afternoon Coot Loch, Benbecula Two...
  5. Black-tailed Godwit

    Black-tailed Godwit

    Black-tailed Godwit © Ian Thompson
  6. Black-tailed Godwit

    Black-tailed Godwit

    Kildonan, South Uist
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    Black-tailed Godwit