• Please be aware that avian influenza has been confirmed in the Western Isles. Great Skua and Gannet are the worst affected currently but a range of other bird species can be infected. Please avoid contact with dead birds, give sick and dying birds space, keep dogs on leads and report all instances of five or more dead birds of one species to Defra (03459 335577).

  • 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, 8th March 2022. Updated throughout the day

Balavanich, Benbecula
The juvenile Glaucous Gull and 2 Iceland Gulls (adult + juvenile) were again on the beach by the airport

Coot Loch, Benbecula
The female ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today. A drake Pochard was also there

West Gerinish, South Uist
The drake *American Wigeon* was in the southwest corner of Loch Bee

West Loch Ollay, South Uist
The 2 adult female ***Lesser Scaup*** were seen there again today