• 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

    31st May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st May 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St. Kilda A Grey-headed Wagtail was reported there today Aird an Runair, North Uist A Little Stint was on seen on the beach at Aird an Runair this morning Druidibeg Plantation, South Uist...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 30th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis An adult Glaucous Gull was there today Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A little Stint was there this evening Balranald, North Uist A Glaucous Gull flew past the campsite at 17:00...
  3. Hawkeye

    29th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis Four Tree Sparrows seen there this morning. A Wood Sandpiper was seen nearby at Loch Stiapabhat in the afternoon Loch Barvas, Lewis The two Little Stints were seen there again this...
  4. Hawkeye

    28th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Barvas, Lewis Two Little Stints were seen there this morning Loch Sandary, North Uist Two Iceland Gulls and a Glaucous Gull were still in fields by the loch
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 27th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Barvas, Lewis A Little Stint and male Ruff were seen there today Loch Sandary, North Uist An Iceland Gull and two Glaucous Gull’s were seen there this morning. Kilaulay, South Uist The...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Balemore, North Uist A 3CY Iceland Gull was on the machair this afternoon. Two 2CY Glaucous Gulls and a 2CY Iceland Gull were nearby in fields by Loch Sandary Kilaulay, South Uist A *Red-spotted...
  7. Pied Flycatcher

    Pied Flycatcher

    Pied Flycatcher, Creachan Woods, Barra, May 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  8. Hawkeye

    25th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Borve, Berneray A Pink-footed Goose was on the marsh below the cemetary early afternoon Loch Dursay, North Uist An immature Iceland Gull was there late afternoon Loch Sandary, North Uist The...
  9. Hawkeye

    24th May 2021

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 24th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen on the reserve this afternoon and a Little Stint was nearby at Loch na Reivil this evening Loch Sandary, North Uist The 2CY Glaucous Gull...
  10. 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...
  11. Female Scaup

    Female Scaup

    Female Scaup, Barra, 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  12. Hawkeye

    22nd May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd May. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist Two Glaucous Gulls and two male Ruff were there this afternoon Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:00-10:30 Weather: Wind NNW f4, mostly bright and sunny, temp 7-8C...
  13. Hawkeye

    21st May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st May. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull and an Iceland Gull were there this morning and seen again in the evening Loch an t-Saile, South Uist A female Scaup was there today Orasaigh, South Uist...
  14. Hawkeye

    20th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th May. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist The juvenile Glaucous Gull and the male Ruff were at the south end of the loch this morning. An adult Glaucous Gull was nearby at Rubh' Arnal in the afternoon and later at Loch...
  15. 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...
  16. Hawkeye

    18th May 2021

    Western Isles bird sightings for today, 18th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, South Uist An adult male Dotterel was near the campsite early morning, to the east Aird an Runair. A group of eight Long-tailed Skuas passed Aird an Runair at distance at 06:46. Another 11 Long-tailed...
  17. Hawkeye

    17th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st may 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist An early morning (05:15 - 10:15) seawatch produced 1 Long-tailed Skua (N at 0744hrs), 4 Arctic Skuas (N), 6 Bonxies (N), 96 Puffins (N), 7 Great Northern Divers (3S...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen in village bay Loch Paible, North Uist A juvenile Iceland Gull was there early morning Carnan, South Uist Two Common Redpolls are still...
  19. Snowy Owl

    Snowy Owl

    Snowy Owl, St Kilda, May 2021 (C) St Kilda Rangers
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there today Butt of Lewis The Dotterel was present, one mile west of the lighthouse Loch Sandary, North Uist A Glaucous Gull was there today Nunton...
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