• 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

bonaparte's gull

  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was again heard singing behind the hide Locheport, North Uist A Rose-coloured Starling is visiting a garden there Orosay, South Uist An adult Glaucous...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The male Black Redstart was showing well today and had been heard singing on 12th. Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was again heard singing behind the hide Black...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was again heard singing behind the hide. A male Ruff was also present
  4. Bonaparte's Gull

    Bonaparte's Gull

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

    Bonaparte's Gull

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

    National Rarity 13th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Cleat, Barra A first summer ***Bonaparte's Gull*** was seen briefly there this morning. (See @Bruce post below). It was later found at Traigh Mhor in front of the airport in the evening Rubha...
  7. A

    National Rarity 31st July 2020

    The Spoonbill still at the SW end of Loch Bee this afternoon.
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th June 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th June 2020. Updated throughout the day Ardnastruban, Grimsay A Rose-coloured Starling was seen at 13:30 on the fence at Ardnastruban Guest House Stinky Bay, Benbecula The 2CY ***Bonaparte's Gull*** was there again this afternoon...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th June 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th June 2020. Updated throughout the day Stinky Bay, Benbecula The 2CY ***Bonaparte's Gull*** was there this morning Baymore, Grimsay A Rose-coloured Starling was seen there today. Ardivachar, South Uist A Rose-coloured Starling was...
  10. Bonaparte's Gull

    Bonaparte's Gull

    Bonaparte's Gull, South Uist 2020 (C) John Kemp
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th June 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th June 2020. Updated throughout the day Stinky Bay, Benbecula The 2CY Glaucous Gull was there again today Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:35-09:30 Weather: Wind S f3 veering SSW f4. 8/8 cloud becoming slightly brighter...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th May 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th May 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Canada Goose was seen briefly at Stoth today before flying off with three Greylags Baleshare, North Uist A 2CY ***Bonaparte's Gull*** was there late this afternoon on the beach...
  13. B

    National Rarity 17th August 2018

    On a rather damp morning visit to Aird an Runair, North Uist the Bonaparte's Gull was still present. A Ruff was seen by a visitor from South Wales at the camp site early in the morning.
  14. B

    National Rarity 16th August 2018

    Some photos of the Aird an Runair, North Uist Bonaparte's Gull discovered yesterday. There did not appear to be much moving S during a brief seawatch but a group of at least 40 Oystercatchers was notable. Later on the south side of Loch Paible there were a dozen Black-tailed Godwits.
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 15th August 2018. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist A ***Bonaparte's Gull*** was seen there this morning Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:00 - 10:15 Weather: Wind SW F4, 8/8 cloud, dull. Temp 13.5C. A 4+...
  16. YvonneB

    National Rarity Bonaparte's Gull, South Uist, 2nd February 2013 by Yvonne Benting

    Bonaparte's Gull Near Stoneybridge, South Uist 2nd February 2013 by @YvonneB I was on my own and spending the morning surveying Howbeg to Bornish for the annual winter goose count, taking in all the side roads. I headed down to the Ard Michael cemetery and couldn’t resist popping in to a small...
Top