• 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, 5th March 2022. Updated throughout the day

Loch nam Feithean, North Uist
2 ***Cackling Geese*** were with Barnacles on the south side of the loch

Loch Sandary, North Uist
Another ***Cackling Goose*** was there this afternoon

Culla Bay, Benbecula
2 juvenile Glaucous Gulls were there early afternoon

Clachan, South Uist
A Little Egret was in the channel again this morning

West Loch Ollay, South Uist
The 2 adult female ***Lesser Scaup*** were again seen on the loch this morning as was the Coot and 14 Barnacle Geese. The Little Egret was nearby at Loch Toronish
 

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Barra
1+ Siberian Chiffchaff calling frequently in the sunshine and a Common Chiffchaff still at Brevig and a Green-winged Teal still at Ardmhor.
Vatersay
22+Black-throated Divers off the east side, probably more present but lots of glare on the sea made viewing difficult. A Woodcock flushed from the cliff tops at the south end of the island and 6 Whooper Swans flew NW.
 
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