• Would members please give due consideration when thinking about posting information and sightings relating to Schedule 1 species during the breeding season. Records of these species can be submitted privately to the county bird recorder by email to recorder@outerhebridesbirds.org.uk or via BTO BirdTrack marked as sensitive. For updated guidance on this subject from the Rare Breeding Birds Panel please download the PDF from the Resources section

  • 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 now as an online resource at https://status.outerhebrides-birdreports.org/ or via our shop

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  1. YvonneB

    SBRC Reporting form - Word version - 2021 onwards v2

    Form for reporting Scottish rarities in Word document format. Please download, complete and send to the local bird recorder along with supporting photographs and audio files if available.
  2. YvonneB

    SBRC Reporting Form - PDF version - 2021 onwards v2

    Form for reporting Scottish rarities in PDF document format. Please download, complete and send to the local bird recorder along with supporting photographs and audio files if available.
  3. YvonneB

    Mega!!! North American Horned Lark, South Uist, 9th October 2014 by Ian Thompson

    North American Horned Lark, Askernish, South Uist, 9th October 2014 First accepted UK record Having been to Barra the previous day for the Scarlet Tanager with Bill Allan and dipped, it was back to normal. Normal for me here in Askernish, South Uist is a walk around my patch to watch and...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd November 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd November 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Paible, North Uist 6 Pintail were seen there today and a Siberian Chiffchaff was nearbly at Paiblesgarry Carinish, North Uist The 4 Long-tailed Tits were still there today Loch Sandary...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A ***Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll*** was seen in a sycamore tree by 9 Port of Ness and then flew off. [See news from Tony Marr below] Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 24...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th October 2019

    Western Isles /Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Langass Lodge, North Uist A *Barn Owl*, Yellow-browed Warbler and a Chiffchaff were seen around the lodge Lochmaddy, North Uist A Fieldfare and male Blackcap were seen there today Balranald...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis A Little Grebe was seen on the loch today The Braigh, Isle of Lewis A Slavonian Grebe was on the south side today Loch Sandary, North Uist The Little Egret, 32...
  8. B

    Local Rarity 7th October 2019

    A Little Egret was a recent arrival at Loch Sandary, North Uist today.
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th October 2019

    Western Isles /Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again on the hills overlooking Village Bay Butt of Lewis A Snow Bunting was near the lighthouse before flying off to the south-west Eoropie, Isle...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Lesser Whitethroat was in the lighthouse compound and 3 Snow Buntings were in the area. An arrival of Redwings included 50 in South Dell Gress, Isle of Lewis 30 Pink-footed...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd October 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis 8 Whooper Swans were seen on the lock this morning which increased to 15 mid afternoon Northton, Isle of Harris A Swallow and two Redwings were there this...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st October 2019. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A Lesser Whitethroat was there today West side of Loch Bee, South Uist A Lapland Bunting was present today plus a minimum of 8 Pink-footed Geese. Howmore, South...
  13. Pectoral Sandpiper

    Pectoral Sandpiper

    Pectoral Sandpiper, Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis September 2019. (C) Tristan ap Rheinallt
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist An adult ***Whiskered Tern*** was there today along with 5 Black-tailed Godwits. 130+ Pink-footed Geese headed south and another C200 headed east Langass Lodge, North...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist 7 Lapland Buntings were on the machair today Sollas, North Uist A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* and 3 Ruff were on the machair there Claddach-knockline A Common Redstart...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Luskentyre, Isle of Harris A Pied Flycatcher was there and 180+ Common Scoters were nearby in the Sound of Taransay Balranald, North Uist The 2 white phase ***Snow Geese*** were seen there...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A Pied Flycatcher was there today Ness today. Swainbost, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Little Stint was on a track near Loch na Muilne, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen again after several days absence. Also a Grey Heron, Merlin, Lapland Bunting and Brent Goose present Eoropie, Isle of Lewis 3 Blackcaps...
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd September 2019. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 16 Storm Petrels, 2 Leach's Petrels, 25 Arctic Skuas 20 Great Skuas and 2 Pomarine Skuas were seen from the Stornoway - Ullapool ferry today Langass Lodge, North...
  20. Hawkeye

    23rd June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd June 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A Rose-coloured Starling and a Quail seen on the machair at Aird an Runair this morning Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull was there today Coot Loch, Benbecula A...
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