• 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

    National Rarity 22nd January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An Iceland Gull was seen there early afternoon Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Brambling and Siskin are still visiting a garden there Sollas, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was seen there again today. A Pink-footed Goose was also in the area and...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th January 2022. Updated throghout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The juvenile Iceland Gull was was in the harbour area again today Balranald, North Uist The pair of ***Cackling Geese*** were by Loch Scarie and the drake...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 7th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist An adult and 2 juvenile Glaucous Gulls were seen there this afternoon Askernish, South Uist A Fieldfare was there today Bruernish, Barra The *Glossy Ibis* is there again...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Steinish, Isle of Lewis 3 Fieldfares were there today Newtonferry, North Uist A Little Egret was there this afternoon Grenitote, North Uist A *Snow Goose* was seen there today Balranald...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today in the company of 13 Tufted Duck Coot Loch, Benbecula 2 drake Pintails were seen on the loch. 10 Gannets...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Carrion Crow was seen there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 20 Redwing and 15 Siskins were seen in the Castle Grounds Balallan, Isle of Lewis 3 drake...
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    Local Rarity 17th December 2021

    Barra Surf Scoter still with Long-tailed Ducks off Allasdale this afternoon. 2 Fieldfares near by were my first on Barra for a few weeks.
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Lionel, Isle of lewis Late news:- of a ***Todd's Canada Goose*** seen there yesterday Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today Stornoway, Isle...
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    Local Rarity 12th December 2021

    Barra 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs and a Common Chiffchaff at Castlebay, Siberian Chiffchaff at Morghan, Surf Scoter off Allasdale and at least one of the drake Green-winged Teals still at Ardmhor. Siberian Chiffchaff
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th Novemebr 2021. Updated througout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist A drake *Green-winged Teal* was there this morning
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st November 2021

    Wester Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st November 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 3 Little auks, 2 Sooty Shearwaters and a juvenile Iceland Gull were seen there this morning. A Drake ***Lesser Scaup*** and an adult Iceland Gull wer nearby at Loch Stiapabhat...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th Novemer 2021. Updated throughout the day Labost, Isle of Lewis 52 Little Auks, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, 10 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, and 166 Gannets all flew past south-west this morning. A Snow Bunting was also in the...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Ardmhor, Barra Two drake *Green-winged Teal* were again near the ferry terminal Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:15-11:25 Weather: Wind SW veering W f7 gust f9. Murky with rain...
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 3rd November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd November 2021. Updated throughout the day Cleitreabhal, North Uist One Snow Bunting was there this morning
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen there today Clachan, South Uist The Little Egret was seen there again in the channel at 12:30 West Loch Ollay, South Uist A juvenile...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 35 Snow Buntings and a Fieldfare were present early afternoon and a Puffin was seen off-shore. Carinish, Isle of North Uist A single Chiffchaff was there. Loch Bee, Isle of...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th April 2021. Updated throughout the day Large numbers of Whooper Swans, White-fronts and Barnacle Geese were reported as "moving north" throught the islands today. 220 Pink-footed Geese flew over Benbecula late afternoon and another...
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th April 2021. Updated throughout the day Ness area, Lewis Circa 200 Pink-feet, 200 Whooper Swans and hundreds of Redwing curently grounded in the area due to the bad weather Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis 29 Pink-feet, five Barnacle...
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    Local Rarity 31st March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st March 2021. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist Four 2CY Iceland Gulls and two 2CY Glaucous Gulls and eight Grenland White-fronts flew north there this afteroon Loch nam Feithean, North Uist 17 White-fronted Geese...
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