• 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 such instances to Defra (03459 335577). RSPB and Nature Scot are working together to collate all records of birds with suspected avian influenza on the islands. If you see a suspected case of avian influenza please email a record to robyn.stewart@rspb.org.uk, including date, species (if known) and location.
  • 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

    Local Rarity 7th June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th June 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Quail was heard calling there this afternoon Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Glaucous Gull was there mid-morning Port Mhor/Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis The Little...
  2. Hawkeye

    6th June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th June 2022. Updated throughout the day Port Nis, Isle of lewis A pair of Long-tailed Ducks flew north this evening Hirta St Kilda An Osprey flew over Gleann Mor today, only the sixth record for the island Port Mhor, Bragar, Isle of...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was there again today Butt of Lewis An immature *White-billed Diver* was seen offshore this afternoon. A Pink-footed Goose was in nearby fields Habost...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 22nd May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** has returned, seen above Village Bay today Grenitote, North Uist A Brent Goose was seen there today Stinky Bay, Benbecula The 2CY drake Surf Scoter was...
  5. 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...
  6. Osprey

    Osprey

    Osprey, Liniclate, Benbecula, 2021 (C) Paul Carter
  7. Hawkeye

    30th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th August. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist Two juvenile Ruff were seen there today Liniclate, Benbecula An Osprey was seen flying over this morning
  8. Hawkeye

    26th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Peter's Port, Benbecula An Osprey was seen flying south today at 16:00
  9. Hawkeye

    23rd May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd May 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull was seen by the track to Aird an Runair late morning. A Curlew Sandpiper was by Loch na Reivil late evening Loch Sandary, North Uist The two male Ruff...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, South Uist The adult male Dotterel was still present early morning, near the track towards Aird an Runair Baleshare, North Uist A Ruff was at Lag Gorm this morning Reuval, Benbecula...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 16 Lapland Buntings were there today Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis The juvenile ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** was again seen on the beach Barvas, Isle of Lewis Circa 70...
  12. A

    Local Rarity 24th July 2020

    The spoonbill was on the west side of Loch Bee this afternoon with a green sandpiper also there. An osprey (presumably the one that's been at Loch Druidibeg) was fishing over east Loch Bee east of the causeway.
  13. Hawkeye

    31st July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st July 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Druidibeg, South Uist An Osprey was seen there today
  14. Hawkeye

    8th June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th June 2019. Updated throughout the day Ardroil, Isle of Lewis A Little Egret has been present in the area for several weeks now Loch Paible, North Uist A little Stint was there today Loch Sandary, North Uist A male ruff was seen...
  15. Hawkeye

    15th May 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th May 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis An Osprey was there this evening [see @VickyA post] Carloway, Isle of Lewis A Hoopoe was seen at Borrowston late afternoon Locheport, North Uist A Pochard was seen...
  16. Osprey

    Osprey

    Osprey, Balallan, Lewis April 2019 (C) @Paul20
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