• 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 19th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Skigersta, Isle of Lewis A *Common Crane* was seen flying south over the harbour at 10:02 Loch Sandary, North Uist The Wood Sandpiper was seen there again this morning at the south end of the...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Skigersta, Isle of Lewis An immature *White-billed Diver* was seen offshore early afternoon Scoloaig, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again on the north side of Beinn Scolpaig this this...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th May 2022. Updated throughout the day New Tolsta, Isle of Lewis A drake Surf Scoter was reported as being offshore Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was at Stornoway landfill site Aird an Runair, North Uist 16...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Scoloaig, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again on the north side of Beinn Scolpaig this morning and again in the afternoon Tigharry, North Uist A juvenile Iceland Gull was seen there...
  5. Hawkeye

    7th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A pair of Gadwall were seen there today, only the sixth record! Loch Sandary, North Uist 28 Whimbrel and 5 Black-tailed Godwits were feeding in a field by the loch Carnan ard...
  6. Hawkeye

    3rd May 2022

    Western Isles/ Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd May 2022. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 3 Arctic Skuas were seen heading north this morning Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 2 Pink-feet were on the loch this morning. 5 Sand Martins and 2 Swallows were also...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 24th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th April 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda 2 Siskin and a Linnet were in Village Bay today. The Siskin is the first known record on St Kilda since 1999 and the Linnet is only the eighth record there Loch an Tiumpan, Isle...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd April 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news of a summer plumaged Slavonian Grebe in Village Bay yesterday, the first April record Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 4 juvenile Iceland Gulls were again in the harbour area...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 21st April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st April 2022. Updated throughout the day Kinlochroag, Isle of Lewis A Cuckoo was heard calling there this morning. Others were calling at Crossbost, Lewis and North Locheynort, South Uist Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Tiumpan Loch, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* and the Slavonian Grebe are still on the loch all day today. Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 4 Black-tailed Godwits and a Swallow were...
  11. Hawkeye

    5th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Tiumpan Loch, Isle of Lewis A summer plumage Slavonian Grebe was on the loch this morning. Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis Two Mute Swans were on the loch at 10:45am and seen flying away at...
  12. MisterT

    26th March 2022

    2 Skiens of 40+ and 52 Greenland White-fronts flew north along Askernish machair this morning
  13. Hawkeye

    24th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 3 juvenile Iceland Gulls were in the harbour area today Carloway, Isle of Lewis 70+ Whooper Swans flew north this morning Baleshare, North Uist 14 White-fronted Geese...
  14. Hawkeye

    17th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Clachan, South Uist A Little Egret was seen there this afternoon Tipperton, South Uist 17 Barnacle Geese and 14 Whooper Swans flew in from the south late afternoon
  15. Hawkeye

    12th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 juvenile Iceland Gulls still in the inner harbour area today Steinish, Isle of Lewis 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 50 Knot were seen ther today
  16. MisterT

    11th March 2022

    A welcome visitor to the garden in the form of a Siberian Chiffchaff this afternoon. It looked quite at home for a while until this guy showed up, after which it was not seen again. 4 Fieldfare and 14 Redwing were also around Askernish township Male Sparrowhawk
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Three 2CY Iceland Gulls were in the harbour area late afternoon Baleshare, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull was there this afternoon Balavanich, Benbecula 2 Iceland...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th March 2022

    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...
  19. Hawkeye

    3rd March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd March 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 3 juvenile Iceland Gulls were still seen in the harbour area today Baleshare, North Uist 10 Snow Buntings were there today
  20. Hawkeye

    2nd March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd March 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 4 juvenile Iceland Gulls were seen in the harbour area early afternoon Borve, Barra The juvenile Kunlien's Gull was seen there again today
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