• 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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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Butt of Lewis, Isle of Lewis Five Snow Buntings were present Valley Island, North Uist A ***Cackling Goose*** was on the West Side of the island. Aird an Runair, North Uist The two...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Stornoway Harbour, Isle of Lewis Three Iceland Gulls were present this morning. Berneray A Snow Bunting was sen there today Aird an Runair, North Uist Two ***Cackling Geese*** were with...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Butt of Lewis A Black Redstart was seen in the lighthouse compound today Clachan Sands, North Uist 180 Pinkfeet heading NW at 1720 broke formation and headed back SW, eventually appearing to...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd March 2022. Updated throughout the day Valtos, Isle of Lewis 8 Slavonian Grebes were seen offshore Balranald, North Uist The 2 ***Cackling Geese*** were at Aird an Runair this afternoon. 11 Pintail were nearby on Loch nam Feithean...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd February 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd February 2022. Updated throughout the day Lock na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again this morning Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 juvenile Iceland Gulls were in the harbour area Rubh' Arnal, North...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th February 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th February 2022. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were near the visitor centre and 30 Snow Buntings were seen on the reserve, The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again nearby on Loch nam...
  7. 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...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of lewis The ***Lesser Scaup*** was still present this morning. 80 Barnacle geese were also in the area. Melbost, Isle of Lewis 16 Common Scoter, 4 Slavonian Grebes, 30...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st November 2021

    Wester Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st November 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 3 Little auks, 2 Sooty Shearwaters and a juvenile Iceland Gull were seen there this morning. A Drake ***Lesser Scaup*** and an adult Iceland Gull wer nearby at Loch Stiapabhat...
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