• Would members please give due consideration when thinking about posting information and sightings relating to Schedule 1 species during the breeding season. Records of these species can be submitted privately to the county bird recorder by email to recorder@outerhebridesbirds.org.uk or via BTO BirdTrack marked as sensitive. For updated guidance on this subject from the Rare Breeding Birds Panel please download the PDF from the Resources section

  • 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 now as an online resource at https://status.outerhebrides-birdreports.org/ or via our shop


  1. Hawkeye

    2nd January 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd january 2019. Updated throughout the day Borve, Barra The small Canada Goose was there again today, viewed from the Craigston layby Loch Bee, South Uist Circa 130 Greenland White-fronted and circa 50 Barnacle Geese were on the west...
  2. Ivory Gull

    Ivory Gull