• 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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  1. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st May 2022. Updated throughout the day Valasay, Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* is atill on a small lochan towards Tacleit Tiumpan head, Isle of Lewis 4 Great Skuas were surface feeding with a large gathering...
  2. Hawkeye

    19th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 juvenile Iceland Gulls were still to be found in the harbour area Hosta, North Uist A Glaucous Gull was at St. Clements Chapel today Aird an Runair, North Uist 1...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 13th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 13th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** is still present around Village Bay Stornoway, Lewis 4 Bramblings were visiting a garden feeder there. A flock of 57 Redwings consisting of both...
  4. Brambling


    Brambling, Barvas, Lewis, May 2021 (C) Graham Forsyth
  5. Brambling


    Brambling, Barvas, Lewis October 2019 (C) Graham Forsythe
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    Male Brambling, Barvas, Lewis. May 2019 (C) Graham Forsyth