• 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

    National Rarity 20th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Carrion Crow was seen there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 20 Redwing and 15 Siskins were seen in the Castle Grounds Balallan, Isle of Lewis 3 drake...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of lewis The ***Lesser Scaup*** was still present this morning. 80 Barnacle geese were also in the area. Melbost, Isle of Lewis 16 Common Scoter, 4 Slavonian Grebes, 30...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 2 Snow Buntings were around the lighthouse this morning Rubh' Arnal, North Uist Circa 40 Snow Buntings were between there and Kyles Paible and a hybrid Glaucous...
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    Local Rarity 17th December 2021

    Barra Surf Scoter still with Long-tailed Ducks off Allasdale this afternoon. 2 Fieldfares near by were my first on Barra for a few weeks.
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Lionel, Isle of lewis Late news:- of a ***Todd's Canada Goose*** seen there yesterday Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today Stornoway, Isle...
  6. Hawkeye

    Scottish Corncrake numbers continue to fall

    Corncrake numbers in Scotland are continuing to decline the latest RSPB Scotland survey has revealed, adding to concerns about their precarious future here. You can read the full Rare Bird Alert article here
  7. Goldeneye

    Goldeneye

    Drake Goldeneye, Lewis, December 2021 (C) Steve Dodd
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 13th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 13th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** is still present around Village Bay Stornoway, Lewis 4 Bramblings were visiting a garden feeder there. A flock of 57 Redwings consisting of both...
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    Local Rarity 12th December 2021

    Barra 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs and a Common Chiffchaff at Castlebay, Siberian Chiffchaff at Morghan, Surf Scoter off Allasdale and at least one of the drake Green-winged Teals still at Ardmhor. Siberian Chiffchaff
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Ardmore, South Uist The female ***Lesser Scaup*** was again seen on Loch an Daill this morning. A colour ringed Little Egret was also in the area early afternoon [first seen Stinky Bay on...
  11. Spencer

    10th December 2021

    Mackenzie St, Stornoway 2 siskins on feeder in a front garden
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Fieldfare was in the Castle Grounds this morning Carinish, North Uist A Chiffchaff was there this morning Griminish, Benbecula A Brambling is visiting a garden...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Ardmore, South Uist The juvenile ***Lesser Scaup*** was again seen on Loch an Daill this morning Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:20-11:10 Weather: Wind N f3, dull at first but...
  14. Hawkeye

    7th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th Decemebr 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist 10 Pintail were on Loch nam Feithean and a Pink-footed Goose was nearby amongst Greylags Rubh' Arnal, North Uist 47 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were there this morning
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again late morning. 47 Barnacle Geese and 90 Twite were also in the area Malacleit, North Uist A ***Cackling...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** is still in Village Bay Balemore, North Uist A ***Cackling Goose*** was there seen this afternoon Carinish, North Uist A Chiffchaff was there today
  17. Hawkeye

    3rd December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd Decemer 2021. Updated throughout the day Clachan, South Uist 2 Little Egrets were in the drainage channel this morning
  18. 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...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st December 2021. Updated throughout the day Knockintorran, North Uist A ***Cackiling Goose*** was seen there in the afternoon. A Snow Bunting was also there Ardmore, South Uist The juvenile ***Lesser Scaup*** was again seen on Loch an...
  20. B

    Local Rarity 30th November 2021

    Barra A Little Auk was grounded outside the Co-op at Castlebay this morning. Clearly exhausted and depleted of reserves, it sadly died later in the day after being taken into care. There were 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs and 2 Common Chiffchaffs by the football pitch and the Surf Scoter was still off...
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