• 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 31st August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st August 2020. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda A female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there today Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 200+ Common Scoters and 3 Slavonian Grebes were in the this afternoon. 13 Black-tailed Godwits were...
  2. Hawkeye

    27th August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 27th August 2020. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Five Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry, two in the Outer Hebrides and three in the Highland recording area Balranald, North Uist 12...
  3. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 26th August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th August 2020 Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A **Great Shearwater** passed the point at 15:00. Eight Sooty Shearwaters also passed mid morning Carnan, South Uist A juvenile Cuckoo was there today Loch Bee, South Uist A juvenile Ruff...
  4. Hawkeye

    22nd August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd August 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist 11 Black-tailed Godwits and a Curlew Sandpiper were there this morning Carinish, North Uist A Swift was there this morning. Six Black-tailed Godwits were there later in...
  5. Hawkeye

    20th August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th August 2020. Updated throughout the day Seilebost, Isle of Harris 12 Black-tailed Godwits were there today Carinish, North Uist A Swift and a Pink-footed Goose were seen there today Stinky Bay, Benbecula Two Swifts and a...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th August 2020 Butt of Lewis Two Sooty Shearwaters and 12 Storm Petrels were seen during a seawatch this morning West Gerinish, South Uist The *Spoonbill* was still present in the south-west corner of Loch Bee early this morning [see...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th August 2020 Butt of Lewis A Pomarine Skua, three Sooty Shearwaters and eight Storm Petrels were seen during a seawatch this morning Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis Two Sooty Shearwaters flew north this afternoon Loch Sandary, North...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 16th August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th August 2020 Butt of Lewis Three Sooty Shearwaters flew past during an hours seawatch this morning Carnan, South Uist An Arctic Skua was seen there today West Gerinish, South Uist. The *Spoonbill* was again in the south-west corner...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th August 2020. Updated throughout the day West Gerinish, South Uist The *Spoonbill* was again in the south-west corner of Loch Bee Howmore, South Uist Seven Black-tailed Godwits were on the shore today Loch Hallan, South Uist 31...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th July 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th July 2020. Updated throughout the day Griminish Point , North Uist A near three hour seawatch this morning (07:15 - 10:00) produced 1 Sooty Shearwater, 620 Manx Shearwaters, 44 Fulmar, 185 Gannets and an Arctic Skua all heading west...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th July 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th July 2020. Updated throughout the day Aird, Benbecula Six Black-tailed Godwits were seen there today West Gerinish, South Uist The *Spoonbill* was again seen in the south west corner of Loch Bee early afternoon. 31 Black-tailed...
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    Local Rarity 24th July 2020

    The spoonbill was on the west side of Loch Bee this afternoon with a green sandpiper also there. An osprey (presumably the one that's been at Loch Druidibeg) was fishing over east Loch Bee east of the causeway.
  13. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 18th July 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th July 2020. Updated throughout the day Cross, Isle of Lewis The Rose-coloured Starling was present again today Griminish Point, North Uist A Sooty Shearwater flew west this afternoon. Also 1,000's of Manx Shearwaters seen feeding...
  14. Sooty Shearwater

    Sooty Shearwater

    Sooty Shearwater, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2019 (C) Steve Dodd
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings fot today, 14th September 2019. Updated throughout he day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis The Whinchat was still present this morning Eoropie. Isle of Lewis 5 Lapland Buntings were again on the machair late afternoon to the north of the township...
  16. Hawkeye

    8th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 500 Sooty Shearwaters, 1 juvenile Pomarine Skua, 1 Arctic Skua and 150 Manx Shearwaters were feeding off shore this morning along with and number of Great Skuas and a mass of...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** is still present and has ben sheltering around Village Bay during the recent wet and windy weather Labost, Isle of Lewis 1 Grey Phalarope, 16 Sooty...
  18. Hawkeye

    2nd September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd September 2019. Updated throughout the day Cross, Isle of Lewis 2 Whooper Swans, thought to be new arrivals were on a loch there Loch Morsgail, Isle of Lewis Late news:- yesterday, 10 pink-footed Geese were seen to briefly land on...
  19. Hawkeye

    29th August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th August 2019. Updated throughout the day Callanish, Isle of Lewis A Reed Warbler was found dead there today. The finder said that it "literally fell out of the sky" Loch Sandary, North Uist 4 Ruff and 10+ Black-tailed Godwits were...
  20. Hawkeye

    18th August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th August 2019. Updated throughout the day Lower Barvas Isle of Lewis 14 Woodpigeon were seen there today Bragar Bay, Isle of Lewis 3 Great Northern Divers and a Ruff were seen there this morning Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 110...
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