• 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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red-backed shrike

  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th October 2021. Updated throughout the day. Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Little Egret was there again this morning. 10 Barnacle Geese were in an adjacent croft and 1 Pink-footed Goose was on Loch from 11.20am. Barvas, Isle of...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Woodpigeon was seen by the Manse today. Three Whooper Swans flew over this evening Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Little Egret was there again this morning Loch Paible...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 15th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Lapland Bunting and three Snow Buntings were there today as were circa 1,500 Redwings, a Water Rail and one of the Common Sandpipers Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 12th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist Three Whimbrel where there and 70 Brent Geese flew south at 14:30 Carinish, North Uist A Lesser Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler were seen in a garden there...
  5. 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...
  6. Red-backed Shrike

    Red-backed Shrike

    Red-backed Shrike, Brevig, Barra. 2019 (C) Bruce Taylor
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th June 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th June 2020. Updated throughout the day Port Stoth, Ness, Isle of Lewis 2CY Glaucous Gull was present this afternoon Fivepenny, Ness, Isle of Lewis Two Rose-coloured Starlings were seen there earlier today and joined by a third late...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 28th May 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th May 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was still on the loch plus a 3CY Glaucous Gull and a male Ruff were in the area Brevig, Barra A male *Red-backed Shrike* was there this morning
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