• 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

    Local Rarity 28th May 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th May 2024. Updated throughout the day Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was again seen on Loch Geal Shawbost, Isle of Lewis An Osprey flew over there today Broadbay, Isle of Lewis Circa 250 Great Northern...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 27th May 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th May 2024. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Female *Golden Oriole* was there this afternoon Butt of Lewis A Swift was there this morning. A Pink-footed Goose was nearby at Loch Stiapabhat Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis A...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th May 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th May 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Pink-footed Goose was there this morning Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was again seen on Loch Geal Govig, Isle of Harris A *Common...
  4. Turtle Dove

    Turtle Dove

    Turtle Dove, Barra 2024 (C) Ian Ricketts
  5. Nightjar

    Nightjar

    Nightjar, St Kilda May 2024 (C) David Readshaw
  6. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 25th May 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th May 2024. Updated throughout the day Hirta St Kilda Late news of a *Nightjar* in Village Bay on the 17th May Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A *Taiga Bean Goose* was there this morning. A Pied Flycatcher was in Port Ness Great...
  7. Woodlark

    Woodlark

    Woodlark, St Kilda, May 2024 (C) St Kilda Rangers
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th May 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th May 2024. Updated throughout the day Port Nis, Isle of Lewis 2 Hawfinch flew NW towards the Butt of Lewis Steinish, Isles of Lewis A ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** was seen on the estuary this morning, which was seen at Coll in the...
  9. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 23rd May 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd May 2024. Updated throughout the day Stornoway Castle Grounds, Isle of Lewis 2 Crossbills were there today Aird an Runair, North Uist The Little Stint was seen there again today. 3 Pomarine Skuas flew north in the evening Traigh...
  10. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 22nd May 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st May 2024. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist A Little Stint was seen there today. 3 Pomarine Skuas flew north in the evening Stinky Bay, Benbecula A 2CY Little Gull was seen there today Traigh Mhor, Barra A...
  11. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 21st May 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st May 2024. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda A **Woodlark** was seen in Village Bay today Lochmaddy, North Uist An Osprey flew south this afternoon Aird an Runair, North Uist The Little Stint was again seen there today Loch...
  12. Hawkeye

    20th May 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th May 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis 12 Pink-feet were there this morning Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Waxwing was seen near the Co-op early morning Scalpay, Isle of Harris A Mistle Thrush was seen...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th May 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th May 2024. Updated throughout the day Griminish, Benbecula A male *Golden Oriole* was seen near the surgery before flying SSE West Gerinish, South Uist The *American Golden Plover* was seen again beyond The Range buildings this...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th May 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th May 2024. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news of a *Common Rosefinch* in Village Bay yesterday Loch Stiapabhat , Isle of Lewis A female Ruff was seen there this morning Balranald, North Uist A female type Black...
  15. Hawkeye

    17th May 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th May 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis A Little Stint and Turtle Dove were there early afternoon Seilebost, Isle of Harris A Velvet Scoter and 5 Common Scoters were again offshore this morning Cheesebay...
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 16th May 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th May 2024. Updated throughout the day Gteat Bernera, Isle of Lewis A drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen on Loch Geal Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Late news of a 2CY *Common Crane* was seen on Melbost farm yesterday Aird an Runair, North...
  17. Hawkeye

    15th May 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th May 2024. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A male Ruff was there today Berneray A Spotted Flycatcher was visiting a garden there Aird an Runair, North Uist 4 Ruff were on the beach today Rubh’ Arnal, North Uist 8 Brent...
  18. Hawkeye

    14th May 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th May 2024. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist 2 Curlew Sandpipers were there again today. 3 Reeves were also in the area Cheesebay, North Uist A 3CY Glaucous Gull was seen near the fish farm Lochmaddy, North Uist...
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th May 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th May 2024. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news of a Hawfinch seen in Village Bay yesterday. 3 House Martins, 4 Redwings and a Grasshopper Warbler were also there Sielebost, Isle of Harris A Velvet Scoter and 40...
  20. Hawkeye

    12th May 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th May 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Wood Sandpiper was on the scrape by the hide this morning. 4 Pink-feet, 5 Ruff and a Black-tailed Godwit were also there. An Osprey was there briefly in the...
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