• 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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  1. Corn Bunting

    Corn Bunting

    Corn Bunting near the visitor centre at RSPB Balranald
  2. Hawkeye

    27th August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th August 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist 4 Whimbrel and a Lapland Bunting was seen on the reserve today Loch Sandary, North Uist 35 Black-tailed Godwits and 2 Ruff were by the loch Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st June 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st June 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A male ***Blyth's Reed Warbler*** has been singing and showing on and off by the visitor centre today. The Curlew Sandpiper was still nearby at Aird an Runair Garrabost...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th February 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The ***Richardson's Cackling Goose*** and small Canada Goose were seen there again today. Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:00 - 10:20 Weather: Wind SSW...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th February 2019. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An adult Glaucous Gull and 2 Iceland Gulls (adult and 2CY) were seen there today Balranald, North Uist The ***Richardson's Cackling Goose*** and small Canada...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th February 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th February 2019. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 Great Tits, 9 Brambling, 2 Goldfinches and a pair of Siskin were visiting garden feeders in Willowglentoday. Coot Loch, Benbecula The drake *Ring-necked Duck* and...
  7. Chris Johnson

    Local Rarity 20th January, 2019

    WEBs count, Ardivachar. Not too optomistic this morning as the tide has already ebbs somewhat by 0900hrs. However, it proved otherwise. A large number of gulls on the seaweed, mostly herring gulls (c900), 32 common gulls, 42 black-headed gulls and 5 greaters. Waders: 40 purple sandpipers, 87...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 8th January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th January 2019. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of lewis The adult Iceland Gul was still in the harbour area at dusk Balranald, North Uist The Richardson's Cackling Goose and small Canada Goose were again present today. 20...
  9. GlossyIbis, Balranald North uist

    GlossyIbis, Balranald North uist

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