• 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. MisterT

    Recent ringing and colour ring sightings - July - September 2021

    A Storm Petrel caught and released on South Uist on 2nd July had been ringed the previous year also in the July at Noss Head, Wick, a duration of 353 days and a distance of 292km. I think that we can safely assume it didn't travel overland.
  2. Lesser Black-backed Gull

    Lesser Black-backed Gull

    Lesser Black-backed Gull, Loch an Duin, Barra July 2019. (C) Ian Thompson. Originally ringed in Malaga, Spain
  3. MisterT

    National Rarity 10th October 2018

    Rather quiet on the patch this morning with fewer birds on the fields at Askernish apart from Snipe which remain in large numbers. A Wheatear and 5 Swallows on the beach and 15 Redwing were in the township as well as a noticable increase in Blackbirds Bar-tailed Godwit
  4. MisterT

    Colour-ringed Sightings - Make Them Count

    Over the years, it has long been a concern that many sightings of colour ringed birds seen here in the Outer Hebrides have not appeared in the BTO’s annual recovery totals. While individuals are encouraged to investigate the origin of these birds to a successful conclusion with the project...
  5. MisterT

    Sanderling - colour ring sightings - April 2018

    The following are colour ringed Sanderling that have been recorded here on the Uists in April as they migrate north. They are all birds ringed as part of an ongoing study by Jeroen Reneerkens and the information shown is from the very user friendly website AnimalTrack As can be seen, most were...
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