• 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 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...
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    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...
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    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...
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    Local Rarity 22nd October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda 6 Ring Ouzel, 4 Fieldfare, 3 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush and c1500 Redwing were seen on he island today. Also present were a Water Rail, Jack Snipe, 6 Snow Bunting and a...
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    National Rarity 20th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th October 2021. Updated throughout the day. Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Little Egret was seen there again this morning Tong, Isle of Lewis Three Snow Buntings were there today Stinky Bay, Benbecula The ***Buff-bellied Pipit***...
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    Local Rarity 21st April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st April 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Three Lapland Buntings were near there this evening. A female Scaup, drake Pintail, female Gadwall, 11 Black-tailed Godwits, 18 Barnacle Geese and 9 Pink-footed...
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    National Rarity 13th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th April 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A 3CY Iceland Gull was there this morning. 6+ Lapland Buntings and a Black-tailed Godwit were nearby at Loch Stiapabhat (see post below) Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The *Snow...
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    National Rarity 12th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th April 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch an Duin, Aird, Isle of Lewis A *Snow Goose* was feeding there with a group of Greylags early afternoon Balranald, North Uist A ***Todd's Canada Goose*** and 27 Lapwings were there this...
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    Local Rarity 8th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th March 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was on the gull roost mid-morning Loch Sandary, North Uist An immature Iceland Gull and a single Pink-footed Goose were there early afternoon. The...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 20th February 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th February 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was there early afternoon Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Green-winged Teal* was again on the loch and the *Snow Goose* was in fields to the...
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    Local Rarity 10th February 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th February 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis An adult Iceland Gull was on the Loch at 10.30am and three Barnacle Geese were feeding with Greylag at the margins Stornoway, Isle of Lewis An adult Iceland Gull...
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    Local Rarity 14th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th January 2021. Updated throughout the day Lochmaddy, North Uist A Fieldfare was there today Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was again seen around the loch Malaclate, North Uist Eight Snow Buntings were there plus a...
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    National Rarity 12th January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th January 2021 Loch Branahuie, Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was seen there today Balranald, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were again seen there today by Loch nam Feithean Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake *Green-winged Teal*...
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    National Rarity 2nd January 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd January 2021. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist Three juvenile Iceland Gulls, a juvenile Glaucous Gull and a Lapland Bunting were seen there today Bayhead, North Uist A juvenile Iceland Gull was there this morning...
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    Local Rarity 13th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Knockintorran, North Uist A *Snow Goose* was there this afternoon Baleshare, North Uist A Pink-footed Goose was amongst Greylags today Carinish, North Uist 2 Woodcock were there today
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 25th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis Three Sooty Shearwaters passed offshore between 1100-1210. A Long-tailed Duck was nearby on Loch Stiapavat Callanish, Isle of Lewis A *Snow Goose* was seen there this...
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    National Rarity 20th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were again seen on the reserve. Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Snow Goose*, two Pink-footed Geese and the Coot were there today Clachan...
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    National Rarity 9th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald,North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese *** and a dark juvenile Iceland Gull were seen there today. An immature Glaucous Gull, drake Pintail and 60+ Snow Buntings were nearby at Aird an...
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    Local Rarity 8th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Paible, North Uist The *Snow Goose*, 40 Pale-bellied Brent Geese and eight Whooper Swans were seen there today Baleshare, North Uist 50 Snow Buntings were there today
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    Local Rarity 6th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist Five Glaucous Gulls, an Iceland Gull and 60 Brent Geese were there today Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was by the loch this morning Baleshare, North Uist...
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