• 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 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
  5. 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...
  6. Siberian Chiffchaff

    Siberian Chiffchaff

    Siberian Chiffchaff, Barra 2020 (C) Bruce Taylor
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Ness, Isle of Lewis The ***Brown Shrike*** is present again this morning along the Cross Skigersta Road Langass Lodge, North Uist 18 Common Crossbills were there today Photo courtesy of and...
  8. Siberian Chiffchaff

    Siberian Chiffchaff

    Siberian Chiffchaff, Barra 2020. (C) Bruce Taylor
  9. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 5th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Langass Lodge, North Uist A Chiffchaff and a Brambling were seen there today Carinish, North Uist A Jack Snipe was seen there this morning Ardivachar, South Uist Circa 70 Purple Sandpiper...
  10. Hawkeye

    4th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was there mid afternoon along with seven Purple Sandpipers on the gull roost Loch Bee, South Uist 12 Greenland White-fronted Geese were at the...
  11. Hawkeye

    3rd November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd November 2020. Updated throughout the day Bunavenaeder, Isle of Harris An adult Glaucous Gull was there this morning. Luskentyre, Isle of Harris A male Surf Scoter was amongst Eiders today Griminish Point, North Uist A seawatch this...
  12. Hawkeye

    1st November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st November 2020 Ness, Isle of Lewis A Common Redstart was in a garden today. (See photo below). Stornoway, Isle of Lewis One to three Hawfinches were in a Stornoway garden today (the seventh day they've been visiting). Luskentyre...
  13. Hawkeye

    25th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Castlebay, Barra Two Siberian Chiffchaffs and a Treecreeper were around the football pitch today. A Red-necked Grebe was off Bruernish. Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 07:40-11:25...
  14. Hawkeye

    24th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Barvas, Isle of Lewis A Blue Tit was seen there this morning. Ormaclete, South Uist A Pectoral Sandpiper was there in with Golden Plover this morning Gleann, Barra A Hawfinch two Siberian...
  15. Hawkeye

    20th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Langass Lodge, North Uist Five Brambling and five Goldcrest were seen there today Castlebay, Barra A Siberian Chiffchaff was there today and a Hawfinch was nearby at Gleann
  16. Hawkeye

    19th October 2020

    Western Isles bird sightings for today, 19th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Langass Lodge, North Uist A Chiffchaff, Blackcap, two Brambling, 24 Redwing, a Water Rail and 18 Crossbills were there today Strumore, North Uist A Rose-coloured Starling was seen there today Balgarva, South...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Barvas, Isle of Lewis A Brambling was there today Luskentyre, Isle of Harris 6 Waxwings and 6 Snow Buntings were reported flying over Beinn Dubh today Borve, Berneray A late Corncrake was...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 2 Snow Buntings were seen by the lighthouse this morning Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 15 Waxwings were seen feeding in an apple tree in Urquhart Gardens today Knockintoran, North...
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