• 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

    Local Rarity 7th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist An adult and 2 juvenile Glaucous Gulls were seen there this afternoon Askernish, South Uist A Fieldfare was there today Bruernish, Barra The *Glossy Ibis* is there again...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Carrion Crow was seen there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 20 Redwing and 15 Siskins were seen in the Castle Grounds Balallan, Isle of Lewis 3 drake...
  3. Hawkeye

    14th November

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The 4 Scaup were again seen on the loch. A female Goldeneye was also there and Brambling was in the area Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Garden Warbler was...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 11+ Sooty Shearwaters were seen offshore this morning. 2 Snow Buntings were also in the area Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Two drake *Ring-necked Ducks* and 4 Scaup were seen...
  5. Female Scaup

    Female Scaup

    Female Scaup, Barra, 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  6. Hawkeye

    30th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th March 2021. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist The drake Scaup was still on Loch Mor Circa 540 Whooper Swans were in the Kildonan / Bornish area West Kildbride, South Uist An immature Iceland Gull was there late afternoon
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th March 2021. Updated througout the day Paiblesgarry, North Uist The two ***Cackling Goose*** were there this morning before relocating to Balranald in the afternoon. 60 Snow Buntings were also at Balranald. Loch Mor, Benbecula A...
  8. Hawkeye

    6th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th March 2021. Updated throughout the day Eoropie, Isle of Lewis An Iceland Gull was on fields near the road between Eorpie and Port Stoth Coot Loch, Benbecula The Little Egret was again seen on the loch this afternoon and an immature...
  9. MisterT

    Local Rarity 4th March 2021

    Although not always visible, there has been an increase in Goldfinch over the past two days here in Askernish with nearly 50 individuals ringed yesterday alone. Most were new birds (unringed), but one was a control (a bird ringed elsewhere). It had travelled 818km to reach us, but it had taken...
  10. Hawkeye

    24th February 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th February 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The juvenile Iceland Gull was agin seen in the harbour Balranald, North Uist A juvenile Iceland Gull was there this afternoon and a Lesser Black-backed Gull was...
  11. Hawkeye

    12th February 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 12th February 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An adult Glaucous Gull was there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was seen in the inner harbour today Loch Mor, Baleshare A male Scaup was...
  12. Hawkeye

    25th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis Four Glaucous Gulls (two adults and two juveniles) and two Iceland Gulls (adult and a juvenile) were there this afternoon Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Treecreeper was seen in a...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 3rd December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd December 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal* was seen again on the loch. A Scaup and Goldeneye were also there and an Iceland Gull was in the area Loch nam Feithean, North Uist 14...
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