• 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 such instances to Defra (03459 335577). RSPB and Nature Scot are working together to collate all records of birds with suspected avian influenza on the islands. If you see a suspected case of avian influenza please email a record to robyn.stewart@rspb.org.uk, including date, species (if known) and location.
  • 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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whiskered tern

  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 30th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A single Snow Bunting was still there early afternoon. A single Yellow-browed Warbler was nearby in Port of Ness Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis A Pectoral Sandpiper was seen there...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist An adult ***Whiskered Tern*** was there today along with 5 Black-tailed Godwits. 130+ Pink-footed Geese headed south and another C200 headed east Langass Lodge, North...
  3. Whiskered Tern

    Whiskered Tern

    Whiskered Tern, Loch Bhrusda, Berneray 3 June 2014 © Brian Rabbitts
  4. Whiskered Tern © Brian Rabbitts

    Whiskered Tern © Brian Rabbitts

    Whiskered Tern, Loch Bhrusda, Berneray
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