• 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 2nd October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Two ***Buff-bellied Pipits*** were on the island today. The **Short-toed Lark** was still present as was the Greenland White-fronted Goose. Two Lapland Buntings and seven Snow...
  2. 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...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit***, female ***Snowy Owl*** and Greenland Redpoll were still on the island today, as was a newly arrived Spotted Flycatcher Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 21st September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The Pectoral Sandpiper (8th Day) and Green Sandpiper (18th day) were still present today. A Mealy / North Western Redpoll and a Snow Bunting were on the island yesterday...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for todsy 17th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Pectoral Sandpiper, four Lapland Buntings and the Spotted Redshank were seen on the island today. The Dark and Light-bellied Brent Geese were also still present...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis Six Sooty Shearwaters flew past The Butt today Steinis, Isle of Lewis 25 Black-tailed Godwits and 18 Knot were seen there today Loch Paible, North Uist A ***Baird's...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 15th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 28 Sooty Shearwaters flew past east to west between 16:00-17:00 Steinis, Isle of Lewis Five Goosander, eight Knot and 66 Curlew were seen there today Balranald, North Uist A...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 13th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird Uig, Lewis A Spotted Flycatcher and a Willow Warbler were there today Stinky Bay, Benbecula A Little Stint was seen there today Grogarry. South Uist A Whinchat was seen along the track...
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    Little Stint

    Little Stint, South Uist 2021 (C) Ron MacDonald
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 11th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Paible, North Uist The Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint were still at the south of of the loch today Bornish, South Uist A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper*, Pectoral Sandpiper and a Ruff were...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th September. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen in Village Bay. The Dark-bellied Brent Goose was still present around the Manse and a Long-eared Owl was also in the area Stornoway...
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    Scottish Rarity 9th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A **Citrine Wagtail** (6th for the island) was seen there today. Also 12+ Chiffchaffs, several Willow Warblers, at least two Lesser Whitethroat, a Dark-bellied and a light-...
  13. Hawkeye

    8th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist A Curlew Sandpiper was near the beach car park this afternoon and still present at 16:42 Ardivachar, South Uist 82 Black-tailed Godwits were moving between the beach...
  14. Hawkeye

    31st May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st May 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St. Kilda A Grey-headed Wagtail was reported there today Aird an Runair, North Uist A Little Stint was on seen on the beach at Aird an Runair this morning Druidibeg Plantation, South Uist...
  15. Hawkeye

    28th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Barvas, Lewis Two Little Stints were seen there this morning Loch Sandary, North Uist Two Iceland Gulls and a Glaucous Gull were still in fields by the loch
  16. Hawkeye

    23rd May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd May 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull was seen by the track to Aird an Runair late morning. A Curlew Sandpiper was by Loch na Reivil late evening Loch Sandary, North Uist The two male Ruff...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 11th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Branahuie, Stonoway 42 Long-tailed Duck were on the loch this morning with a further 14 off the the east coast Clachan Sands, North Uist A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen there this...
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    National Rarity 1st October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 1st October 2020. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen there today North Tolsta, Isle of lewis Two Yellow-browed Warblers were there this afternoon Northton, Isle of Harris A...
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    National Rarity 23rd September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd September 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist Two Barnacle Geese and a Wood Sandpiper were seen on the reserve today Loch Mor, Baleshare Three ***Blue-winged Teal*** were there this morning. Four birds were...
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    National Rarity 20th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis Eight Sooty Shearwaters flew west between 0800 - 1000 Kneep, Isle of Lewis Four ***Blue-winged Teal*** were seen to the south of the Church of Scotland on Loch Triallabhat...
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