• 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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snow geese

  1. 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...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Carrion Crow was there this afternoon Back, Lewis Circa 25-30 Pink-feet and a Barnacle Goose were seen there today Balelone, North Uist 98 Barnacle Geese came in from the sea...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th May 2021. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda A House Martin was seen there recently Back, Lewis An Iceland Gull and a Glaucous Gull was seen there this evening Loch Barvas, Lewis Four *Snow Geese* were still present this morning...
  4. Snow Geese

    Snow Geese

    Snow Geese, Barvas, Lewis 2021 (C) Tristan ap Rheinallt
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 8th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A flock of 21 *Snow Geese* which included two blue-phase birds were seen in the north-east corner of the loch. Also present were 2 pale-bellied Brent Geese, and one...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, New Years Day 2021. Updated throughout the day Fivepenny, Isle of Lewis A Glaucous Gull was on the machair today Balranald, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were today seen at Loch Sgaraigh. Circa 10 Snow Buntings were on the...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The Snow Goose, 2 ***Cackling Geese***, the ***Todd's Canada Goose*** and 2 Pink-footed Geese were at Loch nam Feithean. 400+ Snow Buntings were still on the machair...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th November 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th November 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A large mixed flock of finches and Skylarks seen on the machair contained a Lapland Bunting, 30+ Snow Buntings and a Brambling. A drake Pintail was on Loch a' Roe Loch...
  9. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 14th October 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th October 2019. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A male Blackcap and a Waxwing were there around midday Loch Siapabhat, Isle of Lewis circ 50 barnacle Geese were seen to fly over, 30 of which returned and settled...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen again after several days absence. Also a Grey Heron, Merlin, Lapland Bunting and Brent Goose present Eoropie, Isle of Lewis 3 Blackcaps...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 22nd September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd September 2019. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A Pied Flycatcher was there early afternoon Labost, Isle of Lewis A Snow Bunting was on the headland this morning Bragar, Isle of Lewis A Slavonian Grebe and a...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th September 2019. Updated throughout the day The Butt of Lewis Hundreds of Pink-footed Geese were seen arriving in off the sea this morning with 500 being seen in "just a few minutes" Barvas, Isle of Lewis The adult **White-rumped...
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