• 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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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th September 2021. Updated throughout the day

Butt of Lewis
28 Sooty Shearwaters flew past east to west between 16:00-17:00

Steinis, Isle of Lewis
Five Goosander, eight Knot and 66 Curlew were seen there today

Balranald, North Uist
A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper*, Lapland Bunting, 29 Black-tailed Godwits and a Ruff were seen on the reserve.

Loch Paible, North Uist
Two Little Stints were still there today

West Gerinish, South Uist
Two Little Stints were seen in the south-west corner of Loch Bee today

Bornish, South Uist
The *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* and two Pectoral Sandpipers were still on the machair this afternoon

Howmore, South Uist
150 Black-tailed Godwits were there today

Ardivachar, South Uist
200 Black-tailed Godwits and a Ruff were on the machair there

Morghan, Barra
A *Hobby* was seen hawking over North Bay House in the afternon


Senior Member
Barred Warbler and Sedge Warbler at Glen, Barred Warbler and a late Grasshopper Warbler at Creachan, Pied Flycatchers at Nask and Ardmhor, Common Whitethroat at Garrygall and a Ruff at Traigh Mhor today.