• Please be aware that avian influenza has been confirmed in the Western Isles. Great Skua and Gannet are the worst affected currently but a range of other bird species can be infected. Please avoid contact with dead birds, give sick and dying birds space, keep dogs on leads and report all instances of five or more dead birds of one species to Defra (03459 335577).

  • 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

blyths reed warbler

  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th October 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 5th October 2018. Updated throughout the day Eoligarry, Isle of Barra The ***Isabelline Shrike*** was again in the garden of Donscurravel House today Askernish, South Uist The ***Lesser Yellowlegs*** was still in the fields by the...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th October 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 4th October 2018. Updated throughout the day Eoligarry, Isle of Barra The ***Isabelline Shrike*** was again in the garden of Donscurravel House this morning Askernish, South Uist The ***Lesser Yellowlegs*** was still on the flooded field...
  3. Blyths Reed Warbler

    Blyths Reed Warbler

    Blyth's Reed Warbler © Peter Wilson
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