• 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 such instances to Defra (03459 335577). RSPB and Nature Scot are working together to collate all records of birds with suspected avian influenza on the islands. If you see a suspected case of avian influenza please email a record to robyn.stewart@rspb.org.uk, including date, species (if known) and location.
  • 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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glaucous gull

  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sigghtings for today, 23rd June 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis The Long-tailed Duck was seen there again today Loch Paible, North Uist The 2CY Glaucous Gull was again seen on the beach Rubha Ardvule, South Uist A ***Snowy...
  2. Hawkeye

    22nd June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd June 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Paible, North Uist The 2CY Glaucous Gull was again seen on the beach
  3. Hawkeye

    21st June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st June 2022. Updated throughout the day Tong, Isle of Lewis A Sandwich Tern was seen on the beach this afternoon Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis A Long-tailed Duck was seen there today Aird an Runair, North Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull was...
  4. Hawkeye

    18th June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th June 2022. Updated throughout the day Upper Shader, Isle of Lewis 2 2CY Glaucous Gull were present this evening Griminish Point, North Uist A 2 hour sea-watch early afternoon (13:45 - 15:45) produced 560+ Manx Shearwaters, 46...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 15th June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th June 2022. Updated throughout the day Upper Shader, Isle of Lewis The 3CY Iceland Gull was still there this morning and seen again on the shore this evening when a 2CY Glaucous Gull was also present Iceland Gull (C) Bill Parker
  6. Hawkeye

    14th June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th June 2022. Updated throughout the day Upper Shader, Isle of Lewis A 3CY Iceland Gull was seen on the sea this evening Borve, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Glaucous Gull was seen on the cliffs this evening Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A Swift...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 12th June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th June 2022. Updated throughout the day Brevig, Isle of Lewis A Curlew Sandpiper was seen on the beach mid-afternoon. A 3CY Iceland Gull was seen nearby flying south offshore past Back football club Loch Paible, North Uist The...
  8. Hawkeye

    8th June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th June 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was heard calling there again today, in the morning and afternoon. 6 Whimbrel were nearby on the machair by Ness cemetery Tigharry, North Uist A Quail was...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 7th June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th June 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Quail was heard calling there this afternoon Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Glaucous Gull was there mid-morning Port Mhor/Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis The Little...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th June 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A *Marsh Warbler* was in Village Bay this afternoon Butt of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull flew east early afternoon. A Whimbrel was also in the area Leurbost, Isle of Lewis A...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd June 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St. Kilda 3 Greenland Redpoll’s are still in the Village having been there since the 30th May. Kyles paible, North Uist A female type *Common Rosefinch* was seen by the Tractor Shed this...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 2CY Glaucous Gull was again seen in the harbour area this afternoon Aird an Runair, North Uist 7 Long-tailed Skua flew north early morning. A further 6 Long-tailed...
  13. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 25th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull and a Glaucous Gull were in the harbour area this afternoon Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 2 female Long-tailed Ducks were seen on the loch this morning...
  14. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 24th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Ardheisker, North Uist An immature Glaucous Gull was on the shore at the southern end of the Committee Road this evening Loch Paible, North Uist The 2CY Glaucous Gull was seen there again today...
  15. 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...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news of a female Blue-headed Wagtail in Village Bay yesterday Lochmaddy, North Uist A Little Egret was seen at roost in fir trees outside the Hammersby Hotel this evening...
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th May 2022. Updated throughout the day New Tolsta, Isle of Lewis A drake Surf Scoter was reported as being offshore Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was at Stornoway landfill site Aird an Runair, North Uist 16...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Griminish Point, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen on the north side of Ben Scolpaig early evening Loch an Duin, North Uist A Little Egret was there today Balranald, North Uist A...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Redwing was seen there this morning Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 96 Long-tailed Duck were on the loch this morning. 2 Pink-feet and 2 House Martins were also there Scalpaig...
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st May 2022. Updated throughout the day Valasay, Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* is atill on a small lochan towards Tacleit Tiumpan head, Isle of Lewis 4 Great Skuas were surface feeding with a large gathering...
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