• 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, 20th August 2019. Updated throughout the day

Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis
50+ Black-tailed Godwite were by the loch

Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris
140 Common Scoters were seen there today

Sgarasta Mhor
A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was seen on the salt marsh this morning, and still present this evening

Balranald, North Uist
9 juvenile Black-tailed Godwits were on the beach early morning

Teanamachar, Baleshare
150 Knot and 133 Ringed Plover were seen there today


Senior Member
A juvenile Cuckoo was at Cuithir, Barra this afternoon.

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