• 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 10th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Sooty Shearwater flew past this morning. Four Manx Shearwatesr 40 Pink-footed Geese flew west during the afternoon Coot Loch, Benbecula The *Black-necked Grebe* was seen there...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda the ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** and Pectoral Sandpiper were still present this morning. 37 Pink-footed Geese flew south and a Shelduck (sixth record) and Whooper Swan were also...
  3. 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...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 21st September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The Pectoral Sandpiper (8th Day) and Green Sandpiper (18th day) were still present today. A Mealy / North Western Redpoll and a Snow Bunting were on the island yesterday...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th September 2021

    Red-throated Diver 2, Raven 3, Skylark 6*, Wheatear 1, Meadow Pipit 15, Rock Pipit 1Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st September 2021. Updated throughout the day Grenitote, North Uist A ***Long-billed Dowitcher*** was heard calling while flying east. A Turtle Dove was...
  6. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 7th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Baleshare,North Uist Ten Black-tailed Godwits and a Ruff were on on the island this afternoon West Gerinish, South Uist 14 Black-tailed Godwits were in the south-west corner of Loch Bee and...
  7. Hawkeye

    4th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Common Sandpiper, Green Sandpiper and a Garden Warbler were seen there today. The Black Redstart reported as being present yesterday was in fact a Common Redstart. Gallan...
  8. Hawkeye

    3rd September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd Septemnber 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Black Redstart was in Village Bay this evening. This was later identified as a Common Redstart. Gallan Head, Isle of Lewis Five Sooty Shearwaters flew past between 11:00...
  9. B

    15th August 2021

    A 3 hour seawatch off Aird a Chaolais, Vatersay this afternoon produced an adult Long-tailed Skua, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, c500 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Arctic Terns, 5 Great Skuas and a couple of small flocks of Dunlin flying south. 4 Teal on the end of the headland looked rather out of place. A Tree...
  10. Hawkeye

    13th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:20-10:40 Weather: Wind SSW f6-7, mostly rain with some brighter spells. Temp 7-9C. A 4+ hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Common Scoter (S), 2...
  11. Hawkeye

    16th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Two Crossbills were seen in the Castle grounds this morning Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:40-13:55 Weather: Wind SSW f6-7, mostly bright and sunny. Temp...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 13th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Cleat, Barra A first summer ***Bonaparte's Gull*** was seen briefly there this morning. (See @Bruce post below). It was later found at Traigh Mhor in front of the airport in the evening Rubha...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A *Blyth's Reed Warbler* and two Black Redstarts were in Village Bay today Paiblesgarry, North Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull was there this evening Orasaigh, South Uist The juvenile...
  14. Hawkeye

    10th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Herbrides bird sightings for today, 10th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 05:50-08:45 Weather: Wind S f6-7. 8/8 cloud, persistent light misty drizzle. Temp 14 c. A 3 hour seawatch this morning produced 3 Eider (1S 2N), 1...
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Port Stoth, Isle of Lewis A *White-billed Diver* was reported as still present this evening and the Quail was again heard nearby at Loch Stiapabhat during the day North Bay, South Uist 80+...
  16. Hawkeye

    24th May 2021

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 24th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen on the reserve this afternoon and a Little Stint was nearby at Loch na Reivil this evening Loch Sandary, North Uist The 2CY Glaucous Gull...
  17. Hawkeye

    23rd May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd May 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull was seen by the track to Aird an Runair late morning. A Curlew Sandpiper was by Loch na Reivil late evening Loch Sandary, North Uist The two male Ruff...
  18. Hawkeye

    22nd May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd May. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist Two Glaucous Gulls and two male Ruff were there this afternoon Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:00-10:30 Weather: Wind NNW f4, mostly bright and sunny, temp 7-8C...
  19. Hawkeye

    17th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st may 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist An early morning (05:15 - 10:15) seawatch produced 1 Long-tailed Skua (N at 0744hrs), 4 Arctic Skuas (N), 6 Bonxies (N), 96 Puffins (N), 7 Great Northern Divers (3S...
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news:- Two Short-eared Owls were seen there yesterday Butt of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was seen by pools near the lighthouse this morning. A male Pochard was nearby at...
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