• 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 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...
  2. Spencer

    10th December 2021

    Mackenzie St, Stornoway 2 siskins on feeder in a front garden
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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
  6. 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...
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again today
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 28th November 2021

    Wetsern Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An immature Glaucous Gull flew past the lighthouse this afternoon (15:15) Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis A Slavonian Grebe was seen there this afternoon...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 27th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The female *Surf Scoter* was again seen at the mouth of the River Creed Coot Loch, Benbecula A drake Pintail was seen on the loch Eochar, South Uist Two Lapland...
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th Novemebr 2021. Updated througout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist A drake *Green-winged Teal* was there this morning
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 Brambling were visiting garden feeders there Ardmore, South Uist The juvenile ***Lesser Scaup*** was again seen on Loch an Daill early afternoon
  17. Spencer

    National Rarity 24 November 2021

    Stornoway Minimum 7 long tailed tits in Springfield Road,
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd November 2021. Updated throughout the day Kyles Paible, North Uist 3 ***Cackling Geese*** (the usual pair plus a new bird) were there this morning Ardmore, South Uist The juvenile ***Lesser Scaup*** was still on Loch an Daill early...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 22nd November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd November 2021. Updated throughout the day Lochmaddy, North Uist 3 Little Auks were 3 miles offshore from the Uig - Lochmaddy ferry this morning Ardmore, South Uist A Juvenile ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen on Loch an Daill today
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st November 2021

    Wester Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st November 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 3 Little auks, 2 Sooty Shearwaters and a juvenile Iceland Gull were seen there this morning. A Drake ***Lesser Scaup*** and an adult Iceland Gull wer nearby at Loch Stiapabhat...
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