• 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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12th December 2017


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Loch Sandary, North Uist
3 Coot seen on the loch today

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
A two hour seawatch this morning produced 5 Eider (N), 6 Long-tailed Duck (5S 1N), 2 Red-breasted Mergansers (N), 9 Red-throated Divers (8S 1N), 1 Great Northern Diver (S), 2 Gannets (1S 1N), 49 Shag (9S 40N) and 2 Cormorants (S). Also present in the area were Wigeon 12, Teal 8, Tufted Duck 36, Goldeneye 2, Red-breasted Merganser 3, Red-throated Diver 2, Great Northern Diver 2, Cormorant 14, Hen Harrier 1, White-tailed Eagle 1, Common Buzzard 1, Lapwing 43, Golden Plover 15, Redshank 35, Knot 1, Purple Sandpiper 70, Merlin 1, Hooded Crow 3, Raven 4, Meadow Pipit 8, Rock Pipit 2, Twite 9