• 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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rare birds

  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Clachan, North Uist A Yellow-browed Warbler was there today Clachan Farm, North Uist A Pied Flycatcher was seen there this afternoon Langass Lodge, North Uist A Barred Warbler, Yellow-browed...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis A Slavonian Grebe was there this morning Grenitote, North Uist A single Pink-footed Goose and 15 Lapland Bunting (including a flock of 12) were seen at Udal at...
  3. Blue-winged Teal

    Blue-winged Teal

    Blue-winged Teal, Baleshare, North Uist 2020
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 12th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Reed Warbler was heard singing by Willowglen Burn at Porters' Lodge Note: This record was later withdrawn by the observer Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A Lapland Bunting...
  5. 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...
  6. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 7th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th October 2020 Clachan Farm, North Uist A Reed Warbler, Redstart, Yellow-browed Warbler, Chiffchaff and three Redwing were seen there today Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A ****Buff-bellied Pipit**** was seen there this morning - the first...
  7. Little Bunting

    Little Bunting

    Little Bunting, Eoligarry, Barra 2020 © Ian Ricketts
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Great Bernera, Lewis A Turtle Dove was seen at Tobson today A Pied Flycatcher and Brambling were at Valasay Balranald, North Uist A Lapland Bunting was seen there today Knockintorran, North...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Portvoller, Isle of Lewis A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen there today. Another plus a blackcap was nearby at Sheshader Loch Paible, North Uist 350 Barnacle Geese were at Loch Paible and a...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd October 2020. Updated throughout the day Yellow-browed Warblers have been seen in some numbers today throughout the islands with 18 on Lewis at Stornoway and Ness, Circa 50 on North Uist at Clachan Farm, Carinish, Grenitote, Cladach...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd October 2020. Updated throughout the day Bragar, Isle of Lewis A 1CY **Woodchat Shrike** was seen there today on the cemetary wall Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 100 Barnacle Barnacle Geese, 14 Pale-bellied Brent Geese and 11 Greylag...
  12. Booted Warbler

    Booted Warbler

    Booted Warbler, North Uist 2020 © Brian Rabbitts
  13. Hawkeye

    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...
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 30th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Scalpay, Isle of Harris A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen in and around the garden of Kenavay House this afternoon. Callernish, North Uist The bird first reported as a Blyth's Reed Warbler...
  15. Yellow-browed Warbler

    Yellow-browed Warbler

    Yellow-browed Warbler, Barra 2020 © Bruce Taylor
  16. Snowy Owl

    Snowy Owl

    Snowy Owl, St. Kilda 2020 © Soay Sheep Project
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th September 2020 Hirta St. Kilda Late News The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again yesterday Loch Paible, North Uist A Little Stint was there this morning on the southern shore. The **Lesser Yellowlegs** a Ruff and at least two...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 28th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda At least two Yellow-browed Warblers were there today Trumisgarry, North Uist The Little Egret was again seen there Loch Paible, North Uist The **Lesser Yellowlegs** was...
  19. Lesser Yellowlegs

    Lesser Yellowlegs

    Lesser Yellowlegs, North Uist 2020 © Brian Rabbitts
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St. Kilda Late News of the ***Snowy Owl*** being seen yesterday after an absence of over a week Ness, Isle of Lewis Late News of a Yellow-browed Warbler seen there yesterday...
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