• 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

    New - now available as an ebook

white-billed diver

  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was there again today Butt of Lewis An immature *White-billed Diver* was seen offshore this afternoon. A Pink-footed Goose was in nearby fields Habost...
  2. 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...
  3. 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. A *White-billed Diver* was nearby at Port of Nis Scoloaig, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was on the north...
  4. 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 -...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 28th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today. A *White-billed Diver* was nearby at Skigersta Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 5 juvenile Iceland Gulls were in...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 7th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 12+ Sooty Shearwaters were amongst feeding Gannets to the northeast of Tiumpan lighthouse between 09.30-10.20 Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis A Slavonian Grebe was...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Port Stoth, Isle of Lewis A *White-billed Diver* was reported as still present this evening and the Quail was again heard nearby at Loch Stiapabhat during the day North Bay, South Uist 80+...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 7th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A *Red-spotted Bluethroat* was seen there his afternoon at the base of the flagpole in the lighthouse compound. A *White-billed Diver* was reported nearby at Port Stoth Knockaird...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Port Stoth, Isle of Lewis A *White-billed Diver* was reported as present this evening Minish, North Uist A *Great White Egret* was seen this afternoon Orasay, Isle of South Uist The Glaucous...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 22nd April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd April 2021. Updated throughout the day Skigersta, Isle of Lewis A *White-billed Diver* was again seen there this afternoon. Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Seven Lapland Buntings and eight Black-tailed Godwits were seen there this...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 21st April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st April 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Three Lapland Buntings were near there this evening. A female Scaup, drake Pintail, female Gadwall, 11 Black-tailed Godwits, 18 Barnacle Geese and 9 Pink-footed...
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th May 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th May 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis Three Black-tailed Godwits were on the pools at Stathanais this afternoon Carinish, North Uist A *White-billed Diver*, 2 Little Terns, 500 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel, 4 Whooper Swans and...
  13. B

    Local Rarity 20th February 2020

    Barra. A White-billed Diver was off Eoligarry this afternoon, most likely a returning bird from last winter. The Green-winged Teal and a Slavonian Grebe were at Ardmhor, Ring-necked Duck on Loch Tangasdale and juvenile Glaucous Gull at Borve Point.
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th June 2019. Updated throughout the day Carinish, North Uist A Rose-coloured Starling and a Lesser Whitethroat were seen there this afternoon Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:10 - 09:20 Weather: Wind mostly SW F3...
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 20th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 20th April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Near Skigersta, Ness, Isle of Lewis A *White-billed diver* was reported today, it later drifted off to the north-west. Lochmaddy, North Uist 2 Common Terns were seen in the harbour. Berneray...
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th February 2019. Updated throughout the day Kendibig, Isle of Harris Late news of a Chiffchaff seen there yesterday Scotvein, Grimsay A Chiffchaff was seen there today.
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th February 2019. Updated throughout the day Eoligarry, Barra The *White-billed Diver* was still offshore today, seen from the jetty and circa 30 Snow Buntings were on the beach. Borve, Barra The Parvipes type Canada Goose is still on...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th February 2019. Updated throughout the day Luskentyre, Isle of Harris 4 Surf Scoters (3 drakes and a *female type*) were seen in the Sound of Taransay from the beach. Also present were 140 Common Scoters, 52 Great Northern Divers, 8...
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 2nd February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd February 2019. Updated throughout the day Borve, Berneray A Pink-footed Goose was seen on the machair. A Lesser Black-backed Gull was also reported as being present on the island Ardmhor, Barra The *White-billed Diver* and 23...
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 30th January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th January 2019. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist 3 Glaucous Gull (3CY and 2 juveniles), an adult Iceland Gull, an adult Kumlien's Gull and 36 Brent Geese were there this morning Clachan, South Uist A drake...
Top