• 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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citrine wagtail

  1. Citrine Wagtail

    Citrine Wagtail

    Citrine Wagtail, St Kilda 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet
  2. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 9th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A **Citrine Wagtail** (6th for the island) was seen there today. Also 12+ Chiffchaffs, several Willow Warblers, at least two Lesser Whitethroat, a Dark-bellied and a light-...
  3. Citrine Wagtail

    Citrine Wagtail

    Citrine Wagtail, Cleat, Barra 2020 © Bruce Taylor
  4. Citrine Wagtail

    Citrine Wagtail

    Citrine Wagtail, Cleat, Barra 2020 © Bruce Taylor
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd September 2020. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist Two Barnacle Geese and a Wood Sandpiper were seen on the reserve today Loch Mor, Baleshare Three ***Blue-winged Teal*** were there this morning. Four birds were...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th September 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis A Scaup was seen there today Sollas, North Uist The *Buff-breasted Sandpiper* was still there today Balranald, North Uist The 2 ***Snow Geese*** were there...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 30th September 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 30th September 2018. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A first winter ***Citrine Wagtail*** was in Village Bay late this evening Bragar, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Pomarine Skua and 5 Sooty Shearwaters few past Geodha nan...
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