• 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 21st September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The Pectoral Sandpiper (8th Day) and Green Sandpiper (18th day) were still present today. A Mealy / North Western Redpoll and a Snow Bunting were on the island yesterday...
  2. Osprey

    Osprey

    Osprey, Liniclate, Benbecula, 2021 (C) Paul Carter
  3. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 20th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th September 2021. Updtaed throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Pectoral Sandpiper was at the north end of the loch early afternoon Loch Bee, South Uist Three Little stints and seven Knot were on the loch at the south...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th September 2021

    Red-throated Diver 2, Raven 3, Skylark 6*, Wheatear 1, Meadow Pipit 15, Rock Pipit 1Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st September 2021. Updated throughout the day Grenitote, North Uist A ***Long-billed Dowitcher*** was heard calling while flying east. A Turtle Dove was...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis A Lapland Bunting was seen at Bosta Leverburgh, Isle of Harris A *Glossy Ibis* flew east this morning Balgarva, South Uist A Little Stint was seen there today...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for todsy 17th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Pectoral Sandpiper, four Lapland Buntings and the Spotted Redshank were seen on the island today. The Dark and Light-bellied Brent Geese were also still present...
  7. Baird's Sandpiper

    Baird's Sandpiper

    juvenile Baird's sandpiper, Loch Paible, North Uist on 16/09/21
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis Six Sooty Shearwaters flew past The Butt today Steinis, Isle of Lewis 25 Black-tailed Godwits and 18 Knot were seen there today Loch Paible, North Uist A ***Baird's...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 15th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 28 Sooty Shearwaters flew past east to west between 16:00-17:00 Steinis, Isle of Lewis Five Goosander, eight Knot and 66 Curlew were seen there today Balranald, North Uist A...
  10. Spotted Redshank, St Kilda September 2021

    Spotted Redshank, St Kilda September 2021

    Spotted Redshank, St Kilda September 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet
  11. Pectoral Sandpiper, St Kilda September 2021

    Pectoral Sandpiper, St Kilda September 2021

    Pectoral Sandpiper, St Kilda September 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet
  12. Dark & Pale-bellied Brent Goose, St Kilda September 2021

    Dark & Pale-bellied Brent Goose, St Kilda September 2021

    Dark & Pale-bellied Brent Goose, St Kilda September 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet
  13. Common Whitethroat, St Kilda September 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet

    Common Whitethroat, St Kilda September 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet

  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today14th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again today. A Pectoral Sandpiper, juvenile Spotted Redshank (second record), Short-eared Owl, Common Whitethroat, Dark-bellied and...
  15. Booted Warbler

    Booted Warbler

    Booted Warbler, Barra, September 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  16. Booted Warbler

    Booted Warbler

    Booted Warbler, Barra, September 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 13th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird Uig, Lewis A Spotted Flycatcher and a Willow Warbler were there today Stinky Bay, Benbecula A Little Stint was seen there today Grogarry. South Uist A Whinchat was seen along the track...
  18. Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    Juvenile Buff Breasted sandpiper, Ormiclate machair 12/09/21
  19. Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    Buff-breasted Sandpiper

    Juvenile Buff Breasted sandpiper, Ormiclate machair 12/09/21
  20. Buff Breasted sandpiper

    Buff Breasted sandpiper

    Juvenile Buff Breasted sandpiper, Ormiclate machair 12/09/21
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