• Please be aware that avian influenza has been confirmed in the Western Isles. Great Skua and Gannet are the worst affected currently but a range of other bird species can be infected. Please avoid contact with dead birds, give sick and dying birds space, keep dogs on leads and report all instances of five or more dead birds of one species to Defra (03459 335577).

  • 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

    14th June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th June 2022. Updated throughout the day Upper Shader, Isle of Lewis A 3CY Iceland Gull was seen on the sea this evening Borve, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Glaucous Gull was seen on the cliffs this evening Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A Swift...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st May 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Paible, North Uist The ***Broad-billed Sandpiper*** was seen again at the south end of the loch early afternoon and still present late evening Stinky Bay, Benbecula A drake Surf Scoter was...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Skigersta, Isle of Lewis A *Common Crane* was seen flying south over the harbour at 10:02 Loch Sandary, North Uist The Wood Sandpiper was seen there again this morning at the south end of the...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 16th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hitra, St Kilda The male Snow Bunting was again seen in Village Bay Aird an Runair, North Uist A Curlew Sandpiper was on the beach by Eilean an Rubha. A 2CY Iceland Gull and a 2CY *Mediterranean...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 12th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist Three Whimbrel where there and 70 Brent Geese flew south at 14:30 Carinish, North Uist A Lesser Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler were seen in a garden there...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 30th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis An adult Glaucous Gull was there today Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A little Stint was there this evening Balranald, North Uist A Glaucous Gull flew past the campsite at 17:00...
  7. Hawkeye

    14th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis The Dotterel was still to be found one mile west of the lighthouse. Three Tree Sparrows were in Gardens at Ness Balranald, North Uist 22 Pink-feet were seen on the reserve today and...
  8. Hawkeye

    12th August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th August 2020. Updated throughout the day Shulishader, Isle of Lewis A Rose-coloured Starling was on a roof there this morning - it was a lifer for the observer and he was hoping it gets tempted down to his feeder area :) Carinish...
  9. Hawkeye

    19th June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th June 2019. Updated throughout the day North Locheynort, South Uist A Spotted Flycatcher was seen there today Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 07:45 - 10:05 Weather: Wind SW backing SSW F4. 8/8 cloud, sunny spells later...
  10. Hawkeye

    14th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Oban Trumisgarry, North Uist A Little Egret was there today Aird an Runair, North Uist A Little Stint was seen on the beach to the south of the car park at 16:00. A Ruff was nearby at Loch nam...
  11. Spotted Flycatcher

    Spotted Flycatcher

    Spotted Flycatcher, Askernish, South Uist (C) Bill Neill
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