• 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

    10th June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th June 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A House Martin was there this afternoon Howmore, South Uist A Common Scoter was seen offshore today
  2. 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...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hitra, St Kilda A male Snow Bunting, Chiffchaff, 60 Great Skuas, 30 Wheatears, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Swallows and a Blackbird were a few of the birds seen there today as part of Global Big Day Tiumpan...
  4. 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...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Bosta, Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis A single House Martin was seen near the beach this morning Stornoway, Isle of Lewis There were still three juvenile Iceland Gulls at the harbour today...
  6. Hawkeye

    31st August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st August 2021. Updated throughout the day Scarista Mhor, Isle of Harris The Rose-coloured Starling was seen there again today. This bird was first seen on 12th August and has been seen intermittantly since then Askernish, South Uist...
  7. House Martin, St Kilda May 2021

    House Martin, St Kilda May 2021

    House Martin, St. Kilda, May 2021 © St Kilda Ranger
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