• 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. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 15th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 28 Sooty Shearwaters flew past east to west between 16:00-17:00 Steinis, Isle of Lewis Five Goosander, eight Knot and 66 Curlew were seen there today Balranald, North Uist A...
  2. Long-billed Dowitcher

    Long-billed Dowitcher

    Long-billed Dowitcher, Butt of lewis September 2019. (C) and courtesy of tristan ap Rheinallt
  3. YvonneB

    Focus on: White-billed Divers

    A recently published article by BirdGuides explores the history and changing status of this enigmatic Arctic visitor. It highlights the importance of the Outer Hebrides to these birds on their spring migration and states that "along with breeding Corncrakes and – given adequate conditions –...
  4. Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    Buff-breasted sandpiper, Butt of Lewis 4th August 2017 © Tony Marr
  5. Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Butt of Lewis July 2017 © Toby Green