• 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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Always Birding
Yet another of our Storm Petrels ringed this year in July has been found elsewhere, this time in Inverbervie, Aberdeenshire. It was found there just 9 days after it was ringed, a distance of 316km as the crow flies. I'm guessing our bird look the long way round.

Seven sessions this month have now produced 5 controls (birds ringed elsewhere- green on map) and 2 recoveries (birds ringed here and found elsewhere - red on map)

stormie Ard Mic to aberdeen.JPG stomies recoveries and controls.JPG