• 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

    New - now available as an ebook

western isles

  1. Blackcap

    Blackcap

    Male Blackcap, St Kilda, September 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet
  2. Short-toed lark

    Short-toed lark

    Short-toed Lark, St Kilda, September 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet
  3. Buff-bellied Pipit

    Buff-bellied Pipit

    Buff-bellied Pipit, St Kilda, September 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th October. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The **Short-toed Lark** and only one ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** were seen there today. A male Blackcap and the first Redwing of the autumn were also on the island Loch Stiapabhat...
  5. Buff-bellied Pipits

    Buff-bellied Pipits

    Two Buff-bellied Pipits, St Kilda, September 2021 (C) Will Miles
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta St Kilda The two ***Buff-bellied Pipits*** and **Short-toed Lark** were still there today. Also there was a Pale-bellied Brent Goose, Barnacle Goose (another flock of 16 flew over) and a...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Two ***Buff-bellied Pipits*** were on the island today. The **Short-toed Lark** was still present as was the Greenland White-fronted Goose. Two Lapland Buntings and seven Snow...
  8. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 1st October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st October 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Four *Ring-necked Ducks* were still present this morning at the north end of the loch, as were three Pectoral Sandpipers. The juvenile **Lesser Yellowlegs** was...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 30th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A Snow Bunting was seen on the shore Loch Sandary, North Uist The Pectoral Sandpiper was still present early afternoon and late evening, showing well in the southeast...
  10. Red-eyed Vireo

    Red-eyed Vireo

    Red-eyed Vireo, Castlebay, Barra, September 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  11. Red-eyed Vireo

    Red-eyed Vireo

    Red-eyed Vireo, Castlebay, Barra, September 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  12. Kingfisher

    Kingfisher

    Kingfisher, Castlebay, Barra 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit***, ***Snowy Owl***, Greenland Redpoll and Pale-bellied Brent Goose were still present today. A **Short-toed Lark** and Greenland White-fronted...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A *Glossy Ibis* was seen there briefly this morning. The five *Ring-necked Ducks* were also reported as being present again as was two Cananda Geese Loch...
  15. Peregrine Falcon, South Uist 2021 (C) Ron MacDonald

    Peregrine Falcon, South Uist 2021 (C) Ron MacDonald

    Peregrine South Uist 2021 (C) Ron MacDonald
  16. Peregrine with Buzzard

    Peregrine with Buzzard

    Peregine with Buzzard, South Uist 2021 (C) Ron MacDonald
  17. Black-tailed Godwit

    Black-tailed Godwit

    Black-tailed Godwit, South Uist 2021 (C) Ron MacDonald
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Five *Ring-necked Ducks* were on the loch this evening Grenitote, North UIst A colour-ringed Lesser Grey Shrike was present on Machair Leathann this afternoon...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit***, female ***Snowy Owl*** and Greenland Redpoll were still on the island today, as was a newly arrived Spotted Flycatcher Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of...
  20. Pectoral Sandpiper

    Pectoral Sandpiper

    Pectoral Sandpiper, one of two present, St Kilda September 2021
Top