• 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

    5th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th March 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis Two immature Iceland (2CY + 3CY) Gulls were on the gull roost this morning. An Iceland Gull also flew past early afternoon and another was on Loch na Tiumpan later...
  2. Short-eared Owl

    Short-eared Owl

    Short-eared Owl, South Uist 2019 (C) Steve Johnstone
  3. Short-eared Owl

    Short-eared Owl

    Short-eared Owl, South Uist 2019 (C) Steve Johnstone
  4. Short-eared Owl

    Short-eared Owl

    Short-eared Owl, South Uist 2019 (C) Steve Johnstone
  5. Hawkeye

    8th July 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th July 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch na Reivil, North Uist 2 Black-tailed Godwits were seen there today. Short-eared Owl © and courtesy of Steve Johnstone
  6. Short-eared Owls

    Short-eared Owls

    Short-eared Owls courtesy of Glyn Evans.
  7. Short-eared Owl

    Short-eared Owl

    Short-eared Owl courtesy of Barry Barnacal.
  8. Short-eared Owl

    Short-eared Owl

    Askernish, South Uist
  9. Short-eared Owl

    Short-eared Owl

    Askernish, South Uist
  10. Short-eared Owl

    Short-eared Owl

    Askernish, South Uist
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