• 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


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th September 2020. Updated throughout the day

Loch Bhrusda, Berneray
Three Barnacle Geese and two Pink-feet were around the loch. 149 Twite were on the machair

Loch Paible, North Uist
Three Lapland Buntings were there today. The **Lesser Yellowlegs** was nearby at Paiblesgarry again

Loch Sandary, North Uist
Two Black-tailed Godwits were seen there

Baleshare, North Uist
The juvenile *American Golden Plover* was seen there amonst the Golden Plover. Four Lapland Buntings were also present

Langass, North Uist
A Chiffchaff was there this morning

Balgarva, South Uist
21 Black-tailed Godwits were seen there

Howmore, South Uist
A Barred Warbler was there today

Kilpheder, South Uist
Six Swallows and a Lapland Bunting were seen between Orosay and the Kilpheder point.