• 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

    National Rarity 27th February 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th February 2022. Updated throughout the day Lock na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was there again today Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 2 Glaucous Gulls (adult + juvenile) were there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis...
  2. Hawkeye

    26th February 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th February 2022. Updated throughout the day Shulishader, Isle of Lewis A first-winter Iceland Gull flew west this morning Clachan, South Uist A Little Egret was seen there again this morning Carnan, South Uist 3 Common Redpolls and 2...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th February 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th February 2022. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were near the visitor centre and 30 Snow Buntings were seen on the reserve, The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again nearby on Loch nam...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th February 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th February 2022. Updated throughout the day. Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A 3rd-winter Iceland Gull is still in the harbour area. A Little Grebe was at...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 13th February 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th February 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glacous Gull, an adult Iceland Gull and 67 Barnacle Geese were there today. A second adult Iceland Gull was between Port of Ness and Skigersta Loch...
  6. MisterT

    12th February 2022

    7 Fieldfares are stll around the township here in Askernish and a Grey Plover was on the beach, less than annual on the patch! A noticable increase in Oysercatchers, a Skylark in song briefly and a flight display by Ringed Plover might mean spring is near. Yellow-legged Herring Gulls
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th February 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th February 2022. Updated throughout the day Clisham, Isle of Harris A single Snow Bunting was seen on Uisgnaebhal this morning Coot Loch, Benbecula The female ***Lesser Scaup*** was still there this morning Clachan, South Uist 2 of...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 31st January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st January 2022. Updated throughout the day Carinish, North Uist A Jack Snipe was there today Clachan, South Uist 2 Little Egrets were there again this morning but very mobile. 2 Fieldfares were on the wires early morning Craigston...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 30th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake * Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 Crossbills were seen in the castle grounds today Carinish, North Uist A...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 28th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tuimpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again this morning Bunovenaeder, Isle of Harris An adult Glaucous Gull was there this morning Ring-necked Duck (C)...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 25th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch na Meallaird, Benbecula The *Glossy Ibis* was there again today, viewed from the Aird road Culla Bay, Benbecula 44 Snow Buntings were at the north end of the bay this morning
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch na Meallaird, Benbecula The *Glossy Ibis* was there again today Ardmore, South Uist The ***Lesser Scaup*** was again seen on Loch an Daill this morning Loch Grogarry, South Uist A...
  13. 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...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th January 2022. Updated throughout the day The Braigh, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was to the north of the Briagh Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Common Redpoll is visiting a garden there Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A second-winter...
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