• 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

    New - now available as an ebook

long-eared owl

  1. 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...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 22nd April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd April 2021. Updated throughout the day Skigersta, Isle of Lewis A *White-billed Diver* was again seen there this afternoon. Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Seven Lapland Buntings and eight Black-tailed Godwits were seen there this...
  3. Long-eared Owl

    Long-eared Owl

    Juvenile Long-eared Owl, North Loch Eynort, South Uist 2019 (C) Martin Izzard
  4. Long-eared Owl

    Long-eared Owl

    Long-eared Owl, North Uist 2018. (C) Chris Mills