• 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. MisterT

    National Rarity 12th October 2021

    46 Greenland White-fronts flew south over Askernish mid-morning and a further 120+ in 3 skiens flew over in the afternoon. The Chiffchaff is still in my garden.
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta St Kilda The ***American Buff-bellied Pipit***, the female ***Snowy Owl*** and **Short-toed Lark** were still present today. 25 Snow Bunting, 8 Pink-feet, 2 Brent Geese, the Long-tailed...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 7th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Langass Lodge, North Uist Three Bramblings were there today Baleshare, North Uist The *American Golden Plover* was seen there again today north of the Baleshare bothies Cuidhir, Barra A...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th October. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The **Short-toed Lark** and only one ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** were seen there today. A male Blackcap and the first Redwing of the autumn were also on the island Loch Stiapabhat...
  5. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 1st October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st October 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Four *Ring-necked Ducks* were still present this morning at the north end of the loch, as were three Pectoral Sandpipers. The juvenile **Lesser Yellowlegs** was...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 30th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A Snow Bunting was seen on the shore Loch Sandary, North Uist The Pectoral Sandpiper was still present early afternoon and late evening, showing well in the southeast...
  7. Kingfisher

    Kingfisher

    Kingfisher, Castlebay, Barra 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit***, ***Snowy Owl***, Greenland Redpoll and Pale-bellied Brent Goose were still present today. A **Short-toed Lark** and Greenland White-fronted...
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