• 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 22nd January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An Iceland Gull was seen there early afternoon Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 11th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Balivanich, Benbecula The *Glossy Ibis* was again seen opposite Uist Hardware. A juvenile Glaucous Gull was nearby on Liniclate beach Clachan, South Uist A Little Egret was again at the north...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd January 2022. Updated throughout the day Skigersta, Isle of Lewis A Fieldfare was there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The juvenile Iceland Gull was seen again at Loch Airigh na Lic. 75 Redwing and 2 Fieldfare were in the area. A...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today in the company of 13 Tufted Duck Coot Loch, Benbecula 2 drake Pintails were seen on the loch. 10 Gannets...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 30th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Ardivachar, South Uist 21 Black-tailed Godwits and a female Pintail were at this morning. 152 Greenland White-fronted Geese were nearby on the machair to the south of Kilaulay Howmore...
  6. Hawkeye

    29th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A 1CY Iceland Gull was there late morning Clachan, South Uist The Little Egret was again in the channel at the north end of Loch Bee Castlebay, Barra A Siberian...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Lionel, Isle of lewis Late news:- of a ***Todd's Canada Goose*** seen there yesterday Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today Stornoway, Isle...
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    Local Rarity 12th December 2021

    Barra 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs and a Common Chiffchaff at Castlebay, Siberian Chiffchaff at Morghan, Surf Scoter off Allasdale and at least one of the drake Green-winged Teals still at Ardmhor. Siberian Chiffchaff
  9. Spencer

    10th December 2021

    Mackenzie St, Stornoway 2 siskins on feeder in a front garden
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Fieldfare was in the Castle Grounds this morning Carinish, North Uist A Chiffchaff was there this morning Griminish, Benbecula A Brambling is visiting a garden...
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    Local Rarity 30th November 2021

    Barra A Little Auk was grounded outside the Co-op at Castlebay this morning. Clearly exhausted and depleted of reserves, it sadly died later in the day after being taken into care. There were 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs and 2 Common Chiffchaffs by the football pitch and the Surf Scoter was still off...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 28th November 2021

    Wetsern Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An immature Glaucous Gull flew past the lighthouse this afternoon (15:15) Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis A Slavonian Grebe was seen there this afternoon...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 Brambling were visiting garden feeders there Ardmore, South Uist The juvenile ***Lesser Scaup*** was again seen on Loch an Daill early afternoon
  14. Spencer

    National Rarity 24 November 2021

    Stornoway Minimum 7 long tailed tits in Springfield Road,
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 15th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th November. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A female *Surf Scoter* was at the mouth of the River Creed late morning. A pair of Goldeneye and a Lesser Black-backed Gull were also in the area Balranald, North Uist 30...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Woodpigeon was seen by the Manse today. Three Whooper Swans flew over this evening Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Little Egret was there again this morning Loch Paible...
  17. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 14th December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th December 2020. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist Five Glaucous Gulls (4 Juveniles and 2nd winter) were on the island this afternoon Ardivachar, South Uist The **Lesser Yellowlegs** was seen on the machair early...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St. Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen today above village bay Baleshare, North Uist 17 Snow Buntings and two 1CY Glaucous Gulls were seen at Eachkamish Rubha Ardvule, South...
  19. Hawkeye

    19th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th Novemebr 2020. Upodated throughout the day Grenitote, North Uist Two Cackling x Barnacle Geese hybirds were on the machair there today Loch Bee, South Uist 58 Greenland White-fronted Geese were seen on the west bank of the loch
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen in village bay today Berneray A Ruff and four Greenland White-fronted Geese were seen on the island today Knockintorran, North Uist A...
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