• 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

    Mega!!! 6th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Gallan Head, Isle of Lewis A ****Fea's / Desertas Petrel**** flew past there this morning. Also 8 Sooty Shearwaters and 9 Storm Petrels flew past between 08:10-10:20 Back, Isle of Lewis Five...
  2. Hawkeye

    3rd September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd Septemnber 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Black Redstart was in Village Bay this evening. This was later identified as a Common Redstart. Gallan Head, Isle of Lewis Five Sooty Shearwaters flew past between 11:00...
  3. Hawkeye

    29th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Coot and a juvenile Ruff were seen there this morning Bragar, Isle of Lewis 11 Common Scoter were seen briefly at Port Mhor Bhragair late morning Hougharry...
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    National Rarity 28th July 2021

    Barra. The Subalpine Warbler at Cuithir showed briefly as the rain stopped at lunchtime before going to ground again.
  5. Hawkeye

    6th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 40 Common Scoter were seen there today Callernish House, North Uist A Tree Sparrow and a Chiffchaff were seen there today. 24 Black-tailed Godwits were resting...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th June 2021. Updated throughout he day St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there in the afternoon and a Pectoral Sandpiper was seen in the evening, the first spring record Sound of Taransay, Harris 58 Common Scoters were seen...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Carrion Crow was there this afternoon Back, Lewis Circa 25-30 Pink-feet and a Barnacle Goose were seen there today Balelone, North Uist 98 Barnacle Geese came in from the sea...
  8. Hawkeye

    28th February 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th February 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The juvenile Iceland Gull was still in the harbour area as was a Lesser Black-backed Gull Carinish, North Uist A Fieldfare was seen in the township today...
  9. Hawkeye

    5th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Broad Bay, Stonoway, Isle of Lewis At least 850 Eiders, 59 Common Scoters, 10 Velvet Scoters and hundreds of displaying Long-tailed Ducks were counted mainly on the south side of the Bràigh...
  10. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 7th December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th December 2020. Updated throughout the day. The Sound of Taransay A drake Surf Scoter, 420 Common Scoter, 42 Slavonian Grebe, 240 Eider and 85 Long-tailed Duck were sen there today Ardivachar, South Uist A **Lesser Yellowlegs** was...
  11. Hawkeye

    2nd December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd December 2020. Updated throughout the day Balivanich, Benbecula A female Common Scoter was seen offshore Ardivachar, South Uist A 1CY Iceland Gull and Lapland Bunting were to the south on Eochar machair Carnan, South Uist Two...
  12. Hawkeye

    29th August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th August 2020. Updated throughout the day Tong, Isle of Lewis A Sandwich Tern was seen offshore this afternoon. Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 190 Common Scoters and two Slavonian Grebes were there today
  13. Hawkeye

    20th August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th August 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 50+ Black-tailed Godwite were by the loch Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 140 Common Scoters were seen there today Sgarasta Mhor A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper...
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