• 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, 1st April 2024. Updated throughout the day

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle or Lewis
3 Jack Snipe and 300 Golden Plover were there today

Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis
The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was there again this morning. A 2CY Iceland Gull was also there briefly.

Aird an Runair, North Uist
2 Great Skuas were seen there today. A Lesser Black-backed Gull was nearby at Loch na Reivil

Loch Sandary, North Uist
4 Sand Martins were there this morning

Loch Druidibeg, South Uist
A male Blackcap was singing at Kinloch