• Please be aware that avian influenza has been confirmed in the Western Isles. Great Skua and Gannet are the worst affected currently but a range of other bird species can be infected. Please avoid contact with dead birds, give sick and dying birds space, keep dogs on leads and report all instances of five or more dead birds of one species to Defra (03459 335577).

  • 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 27th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th April 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late News of the ***Snowy Owl***, seen yesterday on Conachair scree Lionel, Isle of Uist 50 Pink-feet were on the machair this morning Balranald, North Uist The 2 Garganey...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 25th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Achmore, Isle of Lewis A Tree Sparrow was at a garden feeder (and was also present yesterday). Balemore, North Uist A Ring Ouzel was present. Callernish, North Uist One *Common Rosefinch*...
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    24th October 2021

    Barra 3 Sooty Shearwaters and a single Manx Shearwater south past Brevig this afternoon. Still big numbers of Redwings around the island plus a few Bramblings, Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps. A Little Egret was still at Northbay. A Greenland White-fronted Goose and 3 Pink-footed Geese were at Borve...
  4. Roger Auger

    23rd October 2021

    I wasn't expecting a juvenile Common Tern at Aird an Runair today!
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 22nd October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda 6 Ring Ouzel, 4 Fieldfare, 3 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush and c1500 Redwing were seen on he island today. Also present were a Water Rail, Jack Snipe, 6 Snow Bunting and a...
  6. Ring Ouzel

    Ring Ouzel

    Ring Ouzel, St Kilda, October 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet
  7. Hawkeye

    21st October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Ring Ouzel, a 1CY Iceland Gull, 10 Snow Buntings, 1000+ Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush and 5 Blackbirds were on the island today. 2 Whooper Swans and 3 Long-tailed Ducks...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th October 2021. Updated throughout the day. Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Little Egret was seen there again this morning Tong, Isle of Lewis Three Snow Buntings were there today Stinky Bay, Benbecula The ***Buff-bellied Pipit***...
  9. 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...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th October. Updated throughout the day Valtos, Isle of Lewis 150 Barnacle Geese flew south and 35 Pink-footed Geese were seen flying north Reef, Isle of Lewis A Yellow-browed Warbler was there today Baleshare, North Uist The four...
  11. 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...
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