• 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

    Scottish Rarity 20th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th September 2021. Updtaed throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Pectoral Sandpiper was at the north end of the loch early afternoon Loch Bee, South Uist Three Little stints and seven Knot were on the loch at the south...
  2. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 7th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Baleshare,North Uist Ten Black-tailed Godwits and a Ruff were on on the island this afternoon West Gerinish, South Uist 14 Black-tailed Godwits were in the south-west corner of Loch Bee and...
  3. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 5th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th September 2020. Updated throughout the day The Butt of Lewis 4 **Great Shearwaters** [2 together and 2 singles], 2 Leach's Petrels, 471 Sooty Shearwaters 51 Manx Shearwaters and a Great Northern Diver flew west past the Butt this...
  4. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 3rd September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 12 Greenland Wheatears were at there and two Black-tailed Godwits were nearby at Loch Stiapabhat Borve, Isle of Lewis A Lapland Bunting flew over this morning Loch Ordais...
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    Scottish Rarity 26th August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th August 2020 Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A **Great Shearwater** passed the point at 15:00. Eight Sooty Shearwaters also passed mid morning Carnan, South Uist A juvenile Cuckoo was there today Loch Bee, South Uist A juvenile Ruff...
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