• 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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sabine's gull

  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** was seen there again today, as was the female ***Snowy Owl***. Two Pectoral Sandpipers were also on the island as was the Shelduck, a Grey Plover...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 22nd September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** was seen there this morning. The Pectoral Sandpiper and Snow Bunting were also still present Butt of Lewis A single Snow Bunting flew from the...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 25th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Skigersta, Lewis An adult *Sabine's Gull* flew north-west towards the Butt of Lewis early afternoon. Two Leach's Petrels and 200+ European Storm Petrels were also seen Clachan Sands, North Uist...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th September 2020 Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis The juvenile ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** was seen on the beach again at 17:10 Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Two Long-tailed Skuas and four Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the Stornoway-Ullapool...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th September 2020, Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapavat, Isle of Lewis Two Black-tailed Godwits and 42 Curlew were there this afternoon Gallan Head, Isle of Lewis Two Lapland Buntings were seen there today Loch Mheacleit, Isle of...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A *Buff-Breasted Sandpiper* was seen 1 mile west of the lighthouse at 16:00 Mangersta, Isle of Lewis A seawatch this morning (07:30-0900) produced one Pomarine Skua and 76...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 4th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis The Ruff was still at there today Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis A Lapland Bunting was seen there today. The juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was also still present Griminish Point...
  8. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 3rd September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 12 Greenland Wheatears were at there and two Black-tailed Godwits were nearby at Loch Stiapabhat Borve, Isle of Lewis A Lapland Bunting flew over this morning Loch Ordais...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 31st August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st August 2020. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda A female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there today Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 200+ Common Scoters and 3 Slavonian Grebes were in the this afternoon. 13 Black-tailed Godwits were...
  10. Sabine's Gull

    Sabine's Gull

    Juvenile Sabine's Gul, l Stinky Bay, Benbecula September 2019. (C) Ian Thompson
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis The Whinchat was still present this morning reported as "still looking fed up with life" Barvas, Isle of Lewis An adult **White-rumped Sandpiper** was seen on...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A juvenile Long-tailed Skua and 92 Sooty Shearwaters flew past between 07:00 - 08:20. A Lapland Bunting was also in the area Tobson, Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis 350...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings fot today, 14th September 2019. Updated throughout he day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis The Whinchat was still present this morning Eoropie. Isle of Lewis 5 Lapland Buntings were again on the machair late afternoon to the north of the township...
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 13th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Gallan Head, Isle of Lewis A Lapland Bunting was there today Mangersta, Isle of Lewis 32 Sooty Shearwaters flew south between 08:50 - 09:20 Corran Ormiclate, South Uist 130+ Black-tailed...
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th August 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 6th Auguat 2018. Updated throughout the day At sea An adult *Sabine's Gull* and 2 Sooty Shearwaters were seen c30nm NNW of the Butt of Lewis Borve, Benbecula Circa 150 Black-tailed Godwits were in newly cut fields Ruhba Ardvule, South...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th July 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 9th July 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen at An Campar this morning and was also noted yesterday evening (8th) at the same location. A **Little Bunting** was also seen there this...
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