• Please be aware that avian influenza has been confirmed in the Western Isles. Great Skua and Gannet are the worst affected currently but a range of other bird species can be infected. Please avoid contact with dead birds, give sick and dying birds space, keep dogs on leads and report all instances of five or more dead birds of one species to Defra (03459 335577).

  • 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, 20th March 2022. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen today for the fist time this year

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** and the drake *Ring-necked Duck* were again on the loch

Loch Paible, North Uist
4 Pintail (2 pairs) were seen there today

Carnish, Isle of Lewis
14 Pink-feet and 12 Whooper Swans were seen there today

Clachan, South Uist
A Little Egret (unringed) was seen there this morning

Migrants beginning to arrive on the islands with a Chiffchaff singing in Skigersta, Lewis and wheatears at Brevig, Barra and Carinish, North Uist. A drake Garganey was on Baleshare yesterday

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Bruce

Senior Member
Barra
2 Siberian Chiffchaffs, a Common Chiffchaff and 2 male Wheatears at Brevig, another Common Chiffchaff at Castlebay, 2 drake Green-winged Teals at Ardmhor plus influxes of Meadow Pipits and Goldcrests around the island.
 
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