• 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. YvonneB

    Local Rarity 18th January 2022

    A Little Egret flew in to the loch opposite the house this morning (Askernish, South Uist), a welcome addition to my patch list :)
  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 16th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Staipabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again this morning Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was was in the harbour area for most of the day...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis A Chiffchaff (possibly Siberian) was there for the second day. A Goldeneye was also seen on the loch Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Brambling is still visiting a...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 11th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Balivanich, Benbecula The *Glossy Ibis* was again seen opposite Uist Hardware. A juvenile Glaucous Gull was nearby on Liniclate beach Clachan, South Uist A Little Egret was again at the north...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th January 2022. Updated throughout the day The Braigh, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was to the north of the Briagh Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Common Redpoll is visiting a garden there Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A second-winter...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 8th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis An adult Iceland Gull was in the harbour area late morning Clachan, South Uist 2 Little Egrets were at the north end of Loch Bee, one being the colour ringed bird...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 30th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Ardivachar, South Uist 21 Black-tailed Godwits and a female Pintail were at this morning. 152 Greenland White-fronted Geese were nearby on the machair to the south of Kilaulay Howmore...
  11. 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...
  12. B

    Local Rarity 17th December 2021

    Barra Surf Scoter still with Long-tailed Ducks off Allasdale this afternoon. 2 Fieldfares near by were my first on Barra for a few weeks.
  13. B

    Local Rarity 12th December 2021

    Barra 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs and a Common Chiffchaff at Castlebay, Siberian Chiffchaff at Morghan, Surf Scoter off Allasdale and at least one of the drake Green-winged Teals still at Ardmhor. Siberian Chiffchaff
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Fieldfare was in the Castle Grounds this morning Carinish, North Uist A Chiffchaff was there this morning Griminish, Benbecula A Brambling is visiting a garden...
  15. 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...
  16. B

    Local Rarity 30th November 2021

    Barra A Little Auk was grounded outside the Co-op at Castlebay this morning. Clearly exhausted and depleted of reserves, it sadly died later in the day after being taken into care. There were 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs and 2 Common Chiffchaffs by the football pitch and the Surf Scoter was still off...
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 27th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The female *Surf Scoter* was again seen at the mouth of the River Creed Coot Loch, Benbecula A drake Pintail was seen on the loch Eochar, South Uist Two Lapland...
  18. Spencer

    National Rarity 24 November 2021

    Stornoway Minimum 7 long tailed tits in Springfield Road,
  19. 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...
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The female *Surf Scoter* was still to be found at the mouth of the River Creed Scarasta Mhor, Isle of Harris A pair of Surf Scoters were seen offshore today, plus a...
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