• 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 10th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Sooty Shearwater flew past this morning. Four Manx Shearwatesr 40 Pink-footed Geese flew west during the afternoon Coot Loch, Benbecula The *Black-necked Grebe* was seen there...
  2. Black-necked Grebe

    Black-necked Grebe

    Black-necked Grebe, Coot Loch, Benbecula, October 2021 (C) Hebridean Imaging
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 9th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit***, ***Snowy Owl*** and **Short-toed Lark** were all seen today. Also present on the island were 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 55 Snow Buntings, a...
  4. American Buff-bellied Pipit

    American Buff-bellied Pipit

    American Buff-bellied Pipit, St Kilda, October 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta St Kilda The ***American Buff-bellied Pipit***, the female ***Snowy Owl*** and **Short-toed Lark** were still present today. 25 Snow Bunting, 8 Pink-feet, 2 Brent Geese, the Long-tailed...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 7th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Langass Lodge, North Uist Three Bramblings were there today Baleshare, North Uist The *American Golden Plover* was seen there again today north of the Baleshare bothies Cuidhir, Barra A...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 6th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** was seen there again today. A Chiffchaff, Slavonian Grebe, Long-tailed Duck, four Snow Buntings and two Brent Geese were also on the island Butt of...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** and **Short-toed Lark** were still on the island today. Also present were the first Jack Snipe of the autumn, a Sparrowhawk, Slavonian Grebe, 25...
  9. Blackcap

    Blackcap

    Male Blackcap, St Kilda, September 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet
  10. Short-toed lark

    Short-toed lark

    Short-toed Lark, St Kilda, September 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet
  11. Buff-bellied Pipit

    Buff-bellied Pipit

    Buff-bellied Pipit, St Kilda, September 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet
  12. Buff-bellied Pipits

    Buff-bellied Pipits

    Two Buff-bellied Pipits, St Kilda, September 2021 (C) Will Miles
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta St Kilda The two ***Buff-bellied Pipits*** and **Short-toed Lark** were still there today. Also there was a Pale-bellied Brent Goose, Barnacle Goose (another flock of 16 flew over) and a...
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Two ***Buff-bellied Pipits*** were on the island today. The **Short-toed Lark** was still present as was the Greenland White-fronted Goose. Two Lapland Buntings and seven Snow...
  15. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 1st October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st October 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Four *Ring-necked Ducks* were still present this morning at the north end of the loch, as were three Pectoral Sandpipers. The juvenile **Lesser Yellowlegs** was...
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 30th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A Snow Bunting was seen on the shore Loch Sandary, North Uist The Pectoral Sandpiper was still present early afternoon and late evening, showing well in the southeast...
  17. Red-eyed Vireo

    Red-eyed Vireo

    Red-eyed Vireo, Castlebay, Barra, September 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  18. Red-eyed Vireo

    Red-eyed Vireo

    Red-eyed Vireo, Castlebay, Barra, September 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  19. Kingfisher

    Kingfisher

    Kingfisher, Castlebay, Barra 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit***, ***Snowy Owl***, Greenland Redpoll and Pale-bellied Brent Goose were still present today. A **Short-toed Lark** and Greenland White-fronted...
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