• 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

    17th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist Two Pomarine Skuas flew north between 0900 - 1100. The Curlew Sandpiper was again on the beach by the car park Loch Fada, Benbecula 3 Garganey (2 drakes +female) were...
  2. 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...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Skigersta, Isle of Lewis An immature *White-billed Diver* was seen offshore early afternoon Scoloaig, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again on the north side of Beinn Scolpaig this this...
  4. Hobby

    Hobby

    Hobby, North Uist May 2022 (C) Chris Sharp
  5. Hobby

    Hobby

    Hobby, North Uist May 2022 (C) Chris Sharp
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hitra, St Kilda A male Snow Bunting, Chiffchaff, 60 Great Skuas, 30 Wheatears, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Swallows and a Blackbird were a few of the birds seen there today as part of Global Big Day Tiumpan...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th May 2022. Updated throughout the day New Tolsta, Isle of Lewis A drake Surf Scoter was reported as being offshore Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was at Stornoway landfill site Aird an Runair, North Uist 16...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was in the harbour area this morning Scoloaig, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again on the north side of Beinn Scolpaig this morning Aird...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was there this morning Scoloaig, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was on the north side of Beinn Scolpaig early this morning but not...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Scoloaig, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again on the north side of Beinn Scolpaig this morning and again in the afternoon Tigharry, North Uist A juvenile Iceland Gull was seen there...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Griminish Point, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen on the north side of Ben Scolpaig early evening Loch an Duin, North Uist A Little Egret was there today Balranald, North Uist A...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Redwing was seen there this morning Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 96 Long-tailed Duck were on the loch this morning. 2 Pink-feet and 2 House Martins were also there Scalpaig...
  13. Hawkeye

    7th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A pair of Gadwall were seen there today, only the sixth record! Loch Sandary, North Uist 28 Whimbrel and 5 Black-tailed Godwits were feeding in a field by the loch Carnan ard...
  14. Ortolan Bunting

    Ortolan Bunting

    Ortolan Bunting, Lewis, May 2022 (C) Sam Hawkins
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A *White-billed Diver* was seen off Aird an Runair this morning. 5 Pomarine and 4 Long-tailed Skuas 3 Arctic Skuas, 2 Great Skuas and 32 Whimbrel passed north between 07:00 -...
  16. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 5th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis The male **Ortolan Bunting** was again seen in a garden there this evening Balranald, North Uist A single Pomarine Skua flew north past Aird an Runair at 17:12. 3...
  17. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 4th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A male **Ortolan Bunting** was seen in a garden there, the first record since 2008 Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A second-winter Iceland Gull was there this afternoon...
  18. Hawkeye

    3rd May 2022

    Western Isles/ Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd May 2022. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 3 Arctic Skuas were seen heading north this morning Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 2 Pink-feet were on the loch this morning. 5 Sand Martins and 2 Swallows were also...
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 2nd May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd May 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was on the loch again this afternoon Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 juvenile Iceland Gulls were again in the harbour area Loch Paible...
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st May 2022. Updated throughout the day Valasay, Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* is atill on a small lochan towards Tacleit Tiumpan head, Isle of Lewis 4 Great Skuas were surface feeding with a large gathering...
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