• 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 30th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A Snow Bunting was seen on the shore Loch Sandary, North Uist The Pectoral Sandpiper was still present early afternoon and late evening, showing well in the southeast...
  2. Red-eyed Vireo

    Red-eyed Vireo

    Red-eyed Vireo, Castlebay, Barra, September 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  3. Red-eyed Vireo

    Red-eyed Vireo

    Red-eyed Vireo, Castlebay, Barra, September 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  4. Kingfisher

    Kingfisher

    Kingfisher, Castlebay, Barra 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit***, ***Snowy Owl***, Greenland Redpoll and Pale-bellied Brent Goose were still present today. A **Short-toed Lark** and Greenland White-fronted...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A *Glossy Ibis* was seen there briefly this morning. The five *Ring-necked Ducks* were also reported as being present again as was two Cananda Geese Loch...
  7. Peregrine Falcon, South Uist 2021 (C) Ron MacDonald

    Peregrine Falcon, South Uist 2021 (C) Ron MacDonald

    Peregrine South Uist 2021 (C) Ron MacDonald
  8. Peregrine with Buzzard

    Peregrine with Buzzard

    Peregine with Buzzard, South Uist 2021 (C) Ron MacDonald
  9. Black-tailed Godwit

    Black-tailed Godwit

    Black-tailed Godwit, South Uist 2021 (C) Ron MacDonald
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Five *Ring-necked Ducks* were on the loch this evening Grenitote, North UIst A colour-ringed Lesser Grey Shrike was present on Machair Leathann this afternoon...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit***, female ***Snowy Owl*** and Greenland Redpoll were still on the island today, as was a newly arrived Spotted Flycatcher Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of...
  12. Pectoral Sandpiper

    Pectoral Sandpiper

    Pectoral Sandpiper, one of two present, St Kilda September 2021
  13. Pectoral Sandpiper

    Pectoral Sandpiper

    Pectoral Sandpiper, one of two present, St Kilda September 2021
  14. Buff-bellied Pipit

    Buff-bellied Pipit

    Buff-bellied Pipit, St Kilda, September 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** and a single Pectoral Sandpiper were still on the island today Loch Sandary, North Uist A Pectoral Sandpiper was seen at the south end of the...
  16. Shelduck

    Shelduck

    Shelduck, St Kilda, September 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** was seen there again today, as was the female ***Snowy Owl***. Two Pectoral Sandpipers were also on the island as was the Shelduck, a Grey Plover...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda the ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** and Pectoral Sandpiper were still present this morning. 37 Pink-footed Geese flew south and a Shelduck (sixth record) and Whooper Swan were also...
  19. Buff-bellied Pipit

    Buff-bellied Pipit

    Buff-bellied Pipit, St Kilda, September 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet
  20. Common Rosefinch

    Common Rosefinch

    Juvenile Common Rosefinch, Ardmhor Plantation, Barra 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
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