• 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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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th December 2020. Updated throughout the day

Balgarva. South Uist
a female Common Scoter was seen offshore

Ardivachar, South Uist
The **Lesser Yellowlegs** was again on the machair this morning. A Lapland Bunting and 8+ Snow Buntings were also present . 182+ White-fronted Geese were nerby on the west side of Loch Bee

Coot Loch, Benbecula
A *Green-winged Teal* was seen on the loch early afternoon

Garrynamonie, South Uist
An immature Iceland and Glaucous Gull were seen near the picnic site this afternoon