• 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 19th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Caranish, North Uist A Fieldfare was again seen in the township Balivanich, Benbecula The *Glossy Ibis* was again seen opposite Uist Hardware. 14 Snow Buntings were nearby in Culla Bay and 2...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th January 2022. Updated throghout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The juvenile Iceland Gull was was in the harbour area again today Balranald, North Uist The pair of ***Cackling Geese*** were by Loch Scarie and the drake...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Steinish, Isle of Lewis 3 Fieldfares were there today Newtonferry, North Uist A Little Egret was there this afternoon Grenitote, North Uist A *Snow Goose* was seen there today Balranald...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today. 75 Twite were by the hide and 80 Barnacle Geese were in the area Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 7...
  7. Hawkeye

    26th December 2021

    Western Isles /Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 1CY Iceland Gull was still in the harbour Askernish, South Uist 12+ Fieldfare were around the township this afternoon Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period...
  8. Hawkeye

    21st December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st December 2021. Updated throughout the day Steinis, Isle of Lewis A Snow Bunting, 18 Linnet (scarce in winter on Lewis) and 20 twite were there today Carinish, North Uist A Chiffchaff and a Fieldfare were there this morning
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 2 Snow Buntings were around the lighthouse this morning Rubh' Arnal, North Uist Circa 40 Snow Buntings were between there and Kyles Paible and a hybrid Glaucous...
  10. 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...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again late morning. 47 Barnacle Geese and 90 Twite were also in the area Malacleit, North Uist A ***Cackling...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st December 2021. Updated throughout the day Knockintorran, North Uist A ***Cackiling Goose*** was seen there in the afternoon. A Snow Bunting was also there Ardmore, South Uist The juvenile ***Lesser Scaup*** was again seen on Loch an...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st November 2021

    Wester Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st November 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 3 Little auks, 2 Sooty Shearwaters and a juvenile Iceland Gull were seen there this morning. A Drake ***Lesser Scaup*** and an adult Iceland Gull wer nearby at Loch Stiapabhat...
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th Novemer 2021. Updated throughout the day Labost, Isle of Lewis 52 Little Auks, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, 10 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, and 166 Gannets all flew past south-west this morning. A Snow Bunting was also in the...
  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

    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...
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th November 2021

    Western Isles /Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Coot Loch, Benbecula A *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there this morning. 61 Greenland White-fronted Geese were also in the area Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:00-10:10 Weather...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st November 2021. Updated throughout the day Carinish, North Uist A Snow Bunting, 70 Whooper Swans and 2000 Barnacle geese were seen there today Ardivachar, South Uist The *Snow Goose* was present on the machair to the south of the...
  19. 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...
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 9th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit***, ***Snowy Owl*** and **Short-toed Lark** were all seen today. Also present on the island were 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 55 Snow Buntings, a...
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