• Please be aware that avian influenza has been confirmed in the Western Isles. Great Skua and Gannet are the worst affected currently but a range of other bird species can be infected. Please avoid contact with dead birds, give sick and dying birds space, keep dogs on leads and report all instances of five or more dead birds of one species to Defra (03459 335577).

  • 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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blue-winged teal

  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 10 Sooty Shearwaters, 7 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Great Skuas and a Great Northern Diver were seen between 0640-0740. Knockaird, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Dotterel was on the hills to...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th April 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 19th April 2018. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis News from Tony Marr:- The drake ***Blue-winged Teal*** is still present at the northern end of Loch Stiapavat. I relocated it at around 0730 feeding in the grassy...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th April 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 18th April 2018. Updated throughout the day News this morning from Tony Marr in Ness, Lewis:- "At 0925 this morning I found an immature drake ***Blue-winged Teal*** at the north end of Loch Stiapabhat, preening, in the boggy area and...