• 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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bird sightings

  1. Hawkeye

    26th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis An adult and 2 juvenile Iceland Gulls were in the harbour area. 18 Rooks, 6 Long-tailed Tits and 4 Great Tits were in and around the Castle Grounds
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 25th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch na Meallaird, Benbecula The *Glossy Ibis* was there again today, viewed from the Aird road Culla Bay, Benbecula 44 Snow Buntings were at the north end of the bay this morning
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch na Meallaird, Benbecula The *Glossy Ibis* was there again today Ardmore, South Uist The ***Lesser Scaup*** was again seen on Loch an Daill this morning Loch Grogarry, South Uist A...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A 2CY *Ring-billed Gull* was seen there today Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was there this morning Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 22nd January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An Iceland Gull was seen there early afternoon Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st January 2022. Updated throughout the day North Tolsta, Isle of Lewis An adult Glaucous Gull was at Garry Beach early afternoon Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was there late morning Baleshare, North Uist A Little...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Brambling and Siskin are still visiting a garden there Sollas, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was seen there again today. A Pink-footed Goose was also in the area and...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Caranish, North Uist A Fieldfare was again seen in the township Balivanich, Benbecula The *Glossy Ibis* was again seen opposite Uist Hardware. 14 Snow Buntings were nearby in Culla Bay and 2...
  9. YvonneB

    Local Rarity 18th January 2022

    A Little Egret flew in to the loch opposite the house this morning (Askernish, South Uist), a welcome addition to my patch list :)
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th January 2022. Updated throghout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The juvenile Iceland Gull was was in the harbour area again today Balranald, North Uist The pair of ***Cackling Geese*** were by Loch Scarie and the drake...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Staipabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again this morning Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was was in the harbour area for most of the day...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Staipabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again this morning Ardmore, South Uist The ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen again today on Loch an Daill, the first time...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis A Chiffchaff (possibly Siberian) was there for the second day. A Goldeneye was also seen on the loch Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Brambling is still visiting a...
  14. Hawkeye

    13th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen there today
  15. Hawkeye

    12th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis A Pink-footed Goose, Gadwall and 3 Goldeneye were there today Gress Beach, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glaucous Gull flew south along the coast and 4 Velvet Scoters...
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 11th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Balivanich, Benbecula The *Glossy Ibis* was again seen opposite Uist Hardware. A juvenile Glaucous Gull was nearby on Liniclate beach Clachan, South Uist A Little Egret was again at the north...
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 10th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Balivanich, Benbecula A *Glossy Ibis* was seen by Uist Hardware Coot Loch. Benbecula The colour ringed Little Egret and a drake Pintail were there today Clachan, South Uist A Little Egret was...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th January 2022. Updated throughout the day The Braigh, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was to the north of the Briagh Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Common Redpoll is visiting a garden there Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A second-winter...
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 8th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis An adult Iceland Gull was in the harbour area late morning Clachan, South Uist 2 Little Egrets were at the north end of Loch Bee, one being the colour ringed bird...
  20. Greenland White-fronted Goose

    Greenland White-fronted Goose

    Greenland White-fronted Goose, Barra, 2022 (C) Ian Ricketts
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