• 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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  1. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th July 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th July 2022. Updated throughout the day Rodel, Isle of Harris A *Hobby* was reported as being present today Ardivachar, South Uist The Glaucous/Viking Gull was again on the beach by the cemetery Loch an t-Saile, South Uist One...
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    Local Rarity 4th June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th June 2022. Updated throughout the day Lochmaddy, North Uist An adult Long-tailed skua was seen for the Uig - Lochmaddy ferry this evening Carinish, North Uist A House Martin was seen in the township today Rubha Ardvule, South Uist 2...
  3. 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...
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    Hobby, North Uist May 2022 (C) Chris Sharp
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    Hobby, North Uist May 2022 (C) Chris Sharp
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    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...
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    Local Rarity 15th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 28 Sooty Shearwaters flew past east to west between 16:00-17:00 Steinis, Isle of Lewis Five Goosander, eight Knot and 66 Curlew were seen there today Balranald, North Uist A...
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    Local Rarity 11th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist Two Quails were heard calling near the campsite this evening Carnan ard Wiay, Benbecula A *Hobby* was reported there this afternoon
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    Local Rarity 22nd June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd June 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A blue Fulmar and five Orca's were seen late afternoon. Four Sooty Shearwaters and four Orca's were seen nearby at Skigersta at 3:30pm Lochmaddy, North Uist A *Hobby* was reported...
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    National Rarity 11th June 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th June 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The two Barnacle Geese were there again today Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was still present today Carnan, South Uist A Common Redpoll is...
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    Hobby, Point, Isle of Lewis 2020 (C) Muriel Halle
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    Local Rarity 25th May 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th May 2020. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A Swift was there mid afternoon. A *Hobby* was also in the area Swift (C) and courtesy of Steve Dodd
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    29th June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th June 2019. Updated throughout the day Clettreval/St Kilda viewpoint, North Uist A Hobby was reported as hunting in the area early afternoon before flying east
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