• 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

    17th July 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th July 2022. Updated throughout the day Reef Beach, Isle of Lewis An adult male Velvet Scoter was seen offshore this morning Balranald, North Uist A Quail was heard calling near Beinn a'Bhaile this morning West Kilbride, South Uist...
  2. Hawkeye

    25th June 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th June 2022. Updated throughout the day Eoropie, Isle of Lewis Late news of a Rose-coloured Starling seen at Dunes Park yesterday Liniclate, Benbecula A Common Swift was there this morning The Range, South Uist A Common Swift was...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 2CY Glaucous Gull was again seen in the harbour area this afternoon Aird an Runair, North Uist 7 Long-tailed Skua flew north early morning. A further 6 Long-tailed...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd December 2021. Updated throughout the day Carloway, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Rose-coloured Starling is visiting a garden there, our first December record Ardmore, South Uist The juvenile ***Lesser Scaup*** was again seen on Loch an...
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    Rose-coloured Starling

    Rose-coloured Starling, Lochboisdale, South Uist (C) Dave Stephenson
  6. Hawkeye

    31st August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st August 2021. Updated throughout the day Scarista Mhor, Isle of Harris The Rose-coloured Starling was seen there again today. This bird was first seen on 12th August and has been seen intermittantly since then Askernish, South Uist...
  7. Hawkeye

    12th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Scarista, Harris A Rose-coloured Starling is visiting a garden there Paible, North Uist Five Black-tailed Godwits were there today Borve, Benbecula Twenty Black-tailed Godwits were seen on...
  8. Rose-coloured Starling

    Rose-coloured Starling

    Rose-coloured Starling, St Kilda, July 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st July. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** and the Rose-coloured Starling were both seen there again today Balranald, North Uist Five Whimbrel and eight Black-tailed Godwits were on the reserve today...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st July. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** and the Rose-coloured Starling were both seen there again today Rushgarry, Berneray A Sandwich Tern was seen there today Orosay, South Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull...
  11. Hawkeye

    20th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news of a Rose-coloured Starling in Village Bay yesterday The Braigh, Isle of Lewis A Whimbrel was there today and 13 Black-throated Divers were seen offshore Stinky Bay...
  12. Hawkeye

    17th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Branahuie, Lewis 48 Sand Martins were feeding low over the loch this morning in the drizzle Baleshare, North Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull was there tlate morning Borve, Barra The Rose-coloured...
  13. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 15th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th July 2021 At Sea A **Wilson's Storm Petrel** was seen from RV Celtic Explorer circa 68km north of St Kilda. A Sooty Shearwater was also in the area Loch Bhrusda, Berneray The two Pintail were there again today Sooty Shearwater...
  14. Hawkeye

    14th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Lewis One, possibly two Swifts and two Sand Martins were feeding over the loch this morning Aird an Runair, North Uist An immature Glaucous Gull was seen to the south at Rubha...
  15. B

    9th July 2020

    Barra. A Rosy Starling flew north over Brevig at 4.10 this afternoon. Nearby a Whimbrel was at Earsary.
  16. Hawkeye

    8th July 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was again heard calling there today Clachan Sands, North Uist A Quail was heard calling there this afternoon Cladh Hallan, South Uist A Rose-coloured...
  17. Hawkeye

    4th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was heard calling there again today
  18. Hawkeye

    3rd July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd July 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was again heard calling there today
  19. YvonneB

    2nd July 2021

    A perfect evening for heading out to do some Storm Petrel ringing in South Uist overnight last night, it was mild and hardly a breath of wind. We managed to catch and ring 16 birds which included one bird that was already ringed elsewhere - we are waiting to hear where it was ringed, all we know...
  20. Hawkeye

    1st July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st July 2021. Updated throughout the day Seilebost, Harris 27 Whimbrel were seen there today Traigh Mhor, Barra The adult Rose-coloured Starling was again on the machair to the north of the airport
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