• 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


OH Bird Recorder
WeBS count today, started at first light and the weather not too bad to begin with but went downhill by late morning. Highlights were:-

Loch Bee: c400 Wigeon, c200 Mute Swans, numbers seemed down on usual winter numbers (there were c360 last count in December), 34 Ravens, 150 Greenland White-fronts,1 Peregrine, 120+ Golden Plover on the count area and another 100+ just off the count area, 7 White-tailed Eagles, 4 Greenshank, 7 Goldeneye and a single Scaup.

South Ford: One American Golden Plover, 142 Grey Plover, c120 Bar-tailed Godwits, c300 Dunlin, a high count of 106 Shelduck.