• 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 7th March 2022. Updated throughout the day

Bunavoneader, Isle of Harris
2 Iceland Gulls (adult + juvenile) were seen by the whaling station late afternoon

Grenitote, North Uist
The *Snow Goose* was seen on the machair there this afternoon

Loch Sandary, North Uist
The ***Cackling Goose*** was to the south of the loch amongst Barnacle Geese. An adult Iceland Gull, adult Glaucous Gull and 44 pale-bellied Brent Geese were nearby at Rubh' Arnal

Balavanich, Benbecula
A juvenile Glaucous Gull and 2 Iceland Gulls (adult + juvenile) were on the beach by the airport

Coot Loch, Benbecula
The female ***Lesser Scaup*** was there this morning. A juvenile Glaucous Gull and 25+ Snow Buntings were nearby at Culla Bay

Eochar, South Uist
A Little Egret was by the turning to Hebridean Jewellery early afernoon