• 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

    Local Rarity 11th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 11+ Sooty Shearwaters were seen offshore this morning. 2 Snow Buntings were also in the area Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Two drake *Ring-necked Ducks* and 4 Scaup were seen...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th November 2021

    Western Isles /Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Coot Loch, Benbecula A *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there this morning. 61 Greenland White-fronted Geese were also in the area Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:00-10:10 Weather...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 9+ Sooty Shearwaters were feeding to the northeast of Tiumpan lighthouse between 10:00 -11:00 Loch Eaval, North Uist A Snow Bunting was there today Coot Loch...
  4. Hawkeye

    8th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis The Slavonian Grebe was seen on the loch again today
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 7th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 12+ Sooty Shearwaters were amongst feeding Gannets to the northeast of Tiumpan lighthouse between 09.30-10.20 Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis A Slavonian Grebe was...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Ardmhor, Barra Two drake *Green-winged Teal* were again near the ferry terminal Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:15-11:25 Weather: Wind SW veering W f7 gust f9. Murky with rain...
  7. B

    Local Rarity 4th November 2021

    Barra Surf Scoter and 25 Long-tailed Ducks off Craigston, 5 Common Redpolls, 2 Siskins, 2 Fieldfares and a Chiffchaff at Castlebay, 4 Siskins, 2 Blackcaps and a Chiffchaff at Creachan, Woodcock at Ardmhor and 2 Siskins at Morghan.
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 3rd November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd November 2021. Updated throughout the day Cleitreabhal, North Uist One Snow Bunting was there this morning
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 2nd November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd November 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist A *Stock Dove* was seen there this morning. Seven Snow Buntings flew north and a Puffin was seen offshore Carinish, North Uist Three Snow Buntings were there today...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st November 2021. Updated throughout the day Carinish, North Uist A Snow Bunting, 70 Whooper Swans and 2000 Barnacle geese were seen there today Ardivachar, South Uist The *Snow Goose* was present on the machair to the south of the...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 31st October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st October 2021. Updated throughout the day South Glendale, South Uist A male Blackcap was seen in a garden there Craigston, Barra The *Surf Scoter* was again seen offshore late morning
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 30th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th October 2021. Updated throughout the day. Direcleit, Isle of Harris A Hoopoe has been reported there today and a Blackcap in the area too. Berneray A Wheatear was on the island Baleshare, North Uist A Little Egret was seen in...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 29th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Port Stoth, Isle of Lewis A Long-tailed Skua was seen there today Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris Two drake Surf Scoters were seen offshore from Luskentyre this morning at 10:30, 12...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen there today Clachan, South Uist The Little Egret was seen there again in the channel at 12:30 West Loch Ollay, South Uist A juvenile...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 35 Snow Buntings and a Fieldfare were present early afternoon and a Puffin was seen off-shore. Carinish, Isle of North Uist A single Chiffchaff was there. Loch Bee, Isle of...
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Ardivachar, South Uist A first-winter Little Gull was on the beach then flew south in the direction of the Range. Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Seawatch: 08:05-10:30 Weather: Wind SSW - SW f6-7...
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 25th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Achmore, Isle of Lewis A Tree Sparrow was at a garden feeder (and was also present yesterday). Balemore, North Uist A Ring Ouzel was present. Callernish, North Uist One *Common Rosefinch*...
  18. B

    24th October 2021

    Barra 3 Sooty Shearwaters and a single Manx Shearwater south past Brevig this afternoon. Still big numbers of Redwings around the island plus a few Bramblings, Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps. A Little Egret was still at Northbay. A Greenland White-fronted Goose and 3 Pink-footed Geese were at Borve...
  19. Roger Auger

    23rd October 2021

    I wasn't expecting a juvenile Common Tern at Aird an Runair today!
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 22nd October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda 6 Ring Ouzel, 4 Fieldfare, 3 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush and c1500 Redwing were seen on he island today. Also present were a Water Rail, Jack Snipe, 6 Snow Bunting and a...
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