• 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

    20th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news of a Rose-coloured Starling in Village Bay yesterday The Braigh, Isle of Lewis A Whimbrel was there today and 13 Black-throated Divers were seen offshore Stinky Bay...
  2. Hawkeye

    17th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Branahuie, Lewis 48 Sand Martins were feeding low over the loch this morning in the drizzle Baleshare, North Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull was there tlate morning Borve, Barra The Rose-coloured...
  3. Hawkeye

    16th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th July, Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Three Swifts were seen the this morning. The Quail was again heard calling near the hide. 48 Manx Shearwaters and 13 Puffins passed the Butt of Lewis and an Arctic Skua...
  4. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 15th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th July 2021 At Sea A **Wilson's Storm Petrel** was seen from RV Celtic Explorer circa 68km north of St Kilda. A Sooty Shearwater was also in the area Loch Bhrusda, Berneray The two Pintail were there again today Sooty Shearwater...
  5. Hawkeye

    14th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Lewis One, possibly two Swifts and two Sand Martins were feeding over the loch this morning Aird an Runair, North Uist An immature Glaucous Gull was seen to the south at Rubha...
  6. Hawkeye

    13th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Back, Lewis A Rose-coloured Starling was visiting a garden there Aird an Runair, North Uist Two Whimbrel were seen there today Ardivachar, South Uist A Sandwich Tern and 122 Bar-tailed Godwits...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** is still on St Kilda, now in heavy moult Loch Bhrusda, Berneray Two Pintail were seen there today Snowy Owl (C) Craig Nisbet
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist Two Quails were heard calling near the campsite this evening Carnan ard Wiay, Benbecula A *Hobby* was reported there this afternoon
  9. Hawkeye

    10th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A Quail was heard calling near the campsite this evening Loch Paible, North Uist An immature Glaucous Gull was there early afternoon West Gerinish, South Uist Two...
  10. B

    9th July 2020

    Barra. A Rosy Starling flew north over Brevig at 4.10 this afternoon. Nearby a Whimbrel was at Earsary.
  11. Hawkeye

    8th July 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was again heard calling there today Clachan Sands, North Uist A Quail was heard calling there this afternoon Cladh Hallan, South Uist A Rose-coloured...
  12. Hawkeye

    6th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 40 Common Scoter were seen there today Callernish House, North Uist A Tree Sparrow and a Chiffchaff were seen there today. 24 Black-tailed Godwits were resting...
  13. Hawkeye

    4th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was heard calling there again today
  14. Hawkeye

    3rd July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd July 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was again heard calling there today
  15. YvonneB

    2nd July 2021

    A perfect evening for heading out to do some Storm Petrel ringing in South Uist overnight last night, it was mild and hardly a breath of wind. We managed to catch and ring 16 birds which included one bird that was already ringed elsewhere - we are waiting to hear where it was ringed, all we know...
  16. Hawkeye

    1st July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st July 2021. Updated throughout the day Seilebost, Harris 27 Whimbrel were seen there today Traigh Mhor, Barra The adult Rose-coloured Starling was again on the machair to the north of the airport
  17. B

    30th June 2021

    Barra. Rosy Starling again just north of airport on machair near cattle this morning.
  18. Pectoral Sandpiper, St Kilda

    Pectoral Sandpiper, St Kilda

    Pectoral Sandpiper, St Kilda, June 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet. The first spring record on St Kilda
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th June 2021. Updated throughout he day St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there in the afternoon and a Pectoral Sandpiper was seen in the evening, the first spring record Sound of Taransay, Harris 58 Common Scoters were seen...
  20. Hawkeye

    26th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th June 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Quail was again heard singing behind the hide
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