• 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

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common crane

  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was there again today Butt of Lewis An immature *White-billed Diver* was seen offshore this afternoon. A Pink-footed Goose was in nearby fields Habost...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Skigersta, Isle of Lewis A *Common Crane* was seen flying south over the harbour at 10:02 Loch Sandary, North Uist The Wood Sandpiper was seen there again this morning at the south end of the...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 22nd July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd July 2021. Updated throughout the day Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 85 Common Scoters were seen there this morning Loch Sandary, North Uist An immature Iceland Gull was there this afternoon Carnan, South Uist A *Common Crane*...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 12th April 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th April 2020. Updated throughout the day Garrabost, Lewis A *Common Crane* was seen there today Shulishader, Isle of Lewis Two Lesser-Black-backed Gulls were seen flying over this morning Carinish,North Uist A Swallow was seen early...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd March 2020 Steinish, Isle of Lewis A *Common Crane* was seen from Simons Road this evening Borrisdale, Isle of Harris Two Wheatears were seen there today
  6. Crane

    Crane

    Common Crane, Nort Uist 2019 (C) Glyn Evans
  7. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 11th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis ***American Bittern*** still present, last reported as "showing well" at 14:40 A *Crane* was seen flying over Lionel machair early afternoon having first been...
  8. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 10th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis 6 Whooper Swans were there early this morning Report of ***American Bittern*** there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A *Common Crane* flew north-east over the war...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th May 2019. Updated throughout the day North Tolsta, Isle of Lewis 39 Pink-footed Geese flew north this afternoon Aird an Runair, North Uist 3 Dotterels were near the car park this morning and were then joined by a fourth early...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 23rd April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 250 Long-tailed Duck and an immature Glaucous Gull were reported on the loch this morning. Grenitote, North Uist Cuckoos were heard there today and also at Vallay...
  11. Common Crane

    Common Crane

    Common Crane. Borve, Berneray. Jan 2018
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