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  • 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 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
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 30th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Callanish, Isle of Lewis A Lapland Bunting was seen there this morning Balranald, North Uist The Dotterel was still between the visitors centre and Aird an Runair this morning Loch Paible...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 29th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 2CY Iceland Gull was again seen in the harbour area Loch Odhairn, Isle of Lewis An Osprey was seen today. Balranald, North Uist A Dotterel was on the reserve...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A female *Bluethroat* and a Snow Bunting were seen there today. A Spotted flycatcher was seen there on Thursday (26th May) Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 2CY Iceland Gull was seen...
  10. 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...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was in the harbour area this morning Scoloaig, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again on the north side of Beinn Scolpaig this morning Aird...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was there this morning. A *White-billed Diver* was nearby at Port of Nis Scoloaig, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was on the north...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Scoloaig, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again on the north side of Beinn Scolpaig this morning and again in the afternoon Tigharry, North Uist A juvenile Iceland Gull was seen there...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 4th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A male **Ortolan Bunting** was seen in a garden there, the first record since 2008 Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A second-winter Iceland Gull was there this afternoon...
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 2nd May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd May 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was on the loch again this afternoon Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 juvenile Iceland Gulls were again in the harbour area Loch Paible...
  18. 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...
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th April 2022. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 60 Pink-footed Geese flew north-west. A Swallow, 8 Whimbrel and 4 Wheatear were also in the area Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glaucous Gull was at the NW end of the loch...
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 24th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th April 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda 2 Siskin and a Linnet were in Village Bay today. The Siskin is the first known record on St Kilda since 1999 and the Linnet is only the eighth record there Loch an Tiumpan, Isle...
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