• 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 23rd December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd December 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today. A single Whooper Swan was also on the loch plus 78 Barnacle Geese and 5 Redwing were in the area...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 22nd November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd November 2021. Updated throughout the day Lochmaddy, North Uist 3 Little Auks were 3 miles offshore from the Uig - Lochmaddy ferry this morning Ardmore, South Uist A Juvenile ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen on Loch an Daill today
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th Novemer 2021. Updated throughout the day Labost, Isle of Lewis 52 Little Auks, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, 10 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, and 166 Gannets all flew past south-west this morning. A Snow Bunting was also in the...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there today. A Little Auk was in Village Bay which has been present since the 14th Clachan, South Uist A Little Egret was seen in the...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 7th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 12+ Sooty Shearwaters were amongst feeding Gannets to the northeast of Tiumpan lighthouse between 09.30-10.20 Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis A Slavonian Grebe was...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 35 Snow Buntings and a Fieldfare were present early afternoon and a Puffin was seen off-shore. Carinish, Isle of North Uist A single Chiffchaff was there. Loch Bee, Isle of...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis Three Little Auks were on the sea 100 meters east of the lighthouse at midday. An adult Iceland Gull flew south over Loch Tiumpan early afternoon Eochar, South Uist...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th December 2020. Updated throughout the day Seilebost, Isle of Harris An adult drake and *female Surf Scoter* were amongst the Scoter late morning Horgabost, Isle of Harris A Little Auk was seen from Traigh Iar Balranald, North Uist...
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