• Would members please give due consideration when thinking about posting information and sightings relating to Schedule 1 species during the breeding season. Records of these species can be submitted privately to the county bird recorder by email to recorder@outerhebridesbirds.org.uk or via BTO BirdTrack marked as sensitive. For updated guidance on this subject from the Rare Breeding Birds Panel please download the PDF from the Resources section

  • 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 now as an online resource at https://status.outerhebrides-birdreports.org/ or via our shop

wilson's petrel

  1. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 6th July 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th July 2020. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda A **Wilson's Petrel** was seen off-shore early evening, only the fourth record for Outer Hebrides Skigersta, Isle of Lewis Just one Rose-coloured Starling was present there today with...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today. 25th August 2019. Updated throughout the day Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 135 Common Scoters were there today
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