• 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, 30th March 2024. Updated throughout the day

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle or Lewis
The drake *Green-winged Teal* was there again early morning. Circa 1000 Redwing flew NW over Port Nis.

Carinish, North Uist
430 Greenland White-fronts in 2 skeins (380 & 50) flew high NW early morning

Loch Bee, South Uist
The male and female *Ring-necked Duck* and 11 Scaup were to the west of the causeway early afternoon. 23 Black-tailed Godwits were in the SW corner, 17 where at Loch an t-saile and 18 where by LA2. 18 Greenland White-fronts were on the west bank.


Senior Member
A Carrion Crow was at Eoligarry this morning. A trickle of Manx Shearwaters passing the east side of the island were my first of the year. Otherwise a few Chiffchaffs and Wheatears and c100 Redwings around the island. So far at least, it's been a rather muted spring migration for the latter species here.
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