• 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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bird sightings

  1. Hawkeye

    26th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Peter's Port, Benbecula An Osprey was seen flying south today at 16:00
  2. House Sparrow

    House Sparrow

    Leucistic House Sparrow, South Uist (C) Dave Stephenson
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th August 2021

    Westen Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again today. Also several Swifts seen hawking around the cliffs Butt of Lewis Two Sooty Shearwaters flew WSW this mornoing, the first...
  4. Hawkeye

    24th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th August 2021. Updyted throughout the day Butt of Lewis Two Sooty Shearwaters and 20+ Storm Petrels flew past this morning. Four Ruff were nearby at Loch Staipavat and a Canda Goose was on Lionel machair Askernish, Isle of South Uist...
  5. Hawkeye

    21st August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st August 2021. Updated throughout the day Stinky Bay, Benbecula 13 Black-tailed Godwits were seen on nearby fields today
  6. Hawkeye

    20th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 20th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist 42 Black-tailed Godwits were seen in a recently cut field by the loch Baleshare, North Uist Two juvenile Ruff, 15 Black-tailed Godwits and 185 Golden Plover were by...
  7. Hawkeye

    18th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th August 2021. Updated throughout the day A Long-tailed Skua, Pomarine Skua, Sooty Shearwater and 5 Storm Petrels were seen from the Ullapool - Stornoway ferry, but it is unknown as to what recording area they were seen Balivanich...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th August 2021

    Westrn Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again today Balranald, North Uist 12 Black-tailed Godwits were seen on the reserve this morning Baleshare, North Uist 13 Black-tailed Godwits...
  9. B

    15th August 2021

    A 3 hour seawatch off Aird a Chaolais, Vatersay this afternoon produced an adult Long-tailed Skua, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, c500 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Arctic Terns, 5 Great Skuas and a couple of small flocks of Dunlin flying south. 4 Teal on the end of the headland looked rather out of place. A Tree...
  10. Hawkeye

    14th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Scurrival, Barra A Carrion Crow was there this morning
  11. Hawkeye

    13th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 06:20-10:40 Weather: Wind SSW f6-7, mostly rain with some brighter spells. Temp 7-9C. A 4+ hour seawatch this morning produced 1 Common Scoter (S), 2...
  12. Hawkeye

    12th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Scarista, Harris A Rose-coloured Starling is visiting a garden there Paible, North Uist Five Black-tailed Godwits were there today Borve, Benbecula Twenty Black-tailed Godwits were seen on...
  13. Hawkeye

    11th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Stinky Bay, Benbecula A juvenile Ruff was there this morning. Ardivachar, South Uist A Swift was seen there today
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Northbay, Barra A *Honey Buzzard* flew north circa 08:00 This is the first record for Barra and the first to be seen in August.
  15. Hawkeye

    8th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th August 2021. Updtaed throughout the day. Orosay, South Uist A juvenile/ female Marsh Harrier flew south heading towards Garynamonie this afternoon
  16. Hawkeye

    7th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis An Iceland Gull was reported to be on the rocks below and to the right of the lighthouse plus two Sooty Shearwaters were said to be seen just off the cliffs Claddach Vallay, North...
  17. Mediterranean Gull

    Mediterranean Gull

    Juvenile Mediterranean Gull, Cleat, Barra 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  18. B

    Local Rarity 6th August 2021

    Barra. Juvenile Mediterranean Gull on the beach at Cleat this evening.
  19. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 5th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Brevig, Barra A **Cory's Shearwater** flew south early afternoon (see post below)
  20. Hawkeye

    2nd August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd August 2021. Updated throughout the day Lochmaddy, North Uist An adult Long-tailed Skua was seen flying south-west at 12:15 just off Lochmaddy, viewed from the Uig Ferry
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