• 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

    National Rarity 11th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was there this morning Scoloaig, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was on the north side of Beinn Scolpaig early this morning but not...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 2nd May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd May 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was on the loch again this afternoon Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 juvenile Iceland Gulls were again in the harbour area Loch Paible...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st May 2022. Updated throughout the day Valasay, Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* is atill on a small lochan towards Tacleit Tiumpan head, Isle of Lewis 4 Great Skuas were surface feeding with a large gathering...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 29th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th April 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was there again today. 2 Blackcaps and a Chiffchaff were at Portvollar Askernish, South Uist A Woodcock was seen in the township this...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th April 2022. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 60 Pink-footed Geese flew north-west. A Swallow, 8 Whimbrel and 4 Wheatear were also in the area Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glaucous Gull was at the NW end of the loch...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th April 2022. Updated throughout the day Lionel, Isle of Lewis Circa 200 Pink-feet were on the machair this morning Valasay, Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis A drake *Ring-necked Duck* was on a small loch there. A Pink-footed Goose was...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 24th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th April 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda 2 Siskin and a Linnet were in Village Bay today. The Siskin is the first known record on St Kilda since 1999 and the Linnet is only the eighth record there Loch an Tiumpan, Isle...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 22nd April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd April 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen on the loch this morning and again in the evening Holm, Isle of Lewis A pair of Shoveler were briefly on an unnamed loch...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 21st April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st April 2022. Updated throughout the day Kinlochroag, Isle of Lewis A Cuckoo was heard calling there this morning. Others were calling at Crossbost, Lewis and North Locheynort, South Uist Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 20th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was again on the loch this morning. 2 Black-tailed Godwits were also in the area Rubh' Arnal, North Uist 7 Immature Iceland Gulls a...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Loch Tiumpan and Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis The Slavonian Grebe and *Ring-necked Duck* still present on the loch. 63 Pink-footed Geese flew past to the north of lighthouse, quite low, in...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Tiumpan Loch, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* and the Slavonian Grebe are still on the loch all day today. Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 4 Black-tailed Godwits and a Swallow were...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 15th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Tiumpan Loch, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* and summer plumage Slavonian Grebe were still on the loch today. Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A skein of 131 Pink-footed Geese flew lowish...
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th April 2022. Updated rhroughout the day Barvas, Isle of Lewis A female Blackcap was near the township early this morning. Tiumpan Loch, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was still on the loch today as was the summer plumage...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 13th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 13th April 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Merlin, 20 Redwing, 14 Golden Plover and a first-winter Iceland Gull were in Village Bay today Tiumpan Loch, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* and Slavonian Grebe...
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    National Rarity 12th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 12th April 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen in Village Bay. A Purple Sandpiper was also present. A scarce bird there Loch an Tiumpan, Lewis The drake *Ring-necked* and the summer plumage...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 7th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Stornoway Harbour, Isle of Lewis One juvenile Iceland Gull Rubh' Arnal, North Uist 112 Brent Geese, 2 Iceland and 1 Glaucous Gull were present Loch nam Feathean, North Uist Flocks of 10 and 13...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen today for the fist time this year Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** and the drake *Ring-necked Duck* were again on the...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** and a drake *Ring-necked Duck* were seen there today. A Carrion Crow was also in the area
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th March 2022. Updated throughout the day North Tolsta, Isle of Lewis An adult Iceland Gull was on the beach there Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 6 juvenile Iceland Gulls were seen in the inner harbour area today Bunavoneader, Isle of...
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