• 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

colour ringed

  1. Lesser Black-backed Gull

    Lesser Black-backed Gull

    Lesser Black-backed Gull, Loch an Duin, Barra July 2019. (C) Ian Thompson. Originally ringed in Malaga, Spain
  2. MisterT

    National Rarity 10th October 2018

    Rather quiet on the patch this morning with fewer birds on the fields at Askernish apart from Snipe which remain in large numbers. A Wheatear and 5 Swallows on the beach and 15 Redwing were in the township as well as a noticable increase in Blackbirds Bar-tailed Godwit
  3. MisterT

    Sanderling - colour ring sightings - April 2018

    The following are colour ringed Sanderling that have been recorded here on the Uists in April as they migrate north. They are all birds ringed as part of an ongoing study by Jeroen Reneerkens and the information shown is from the very user friendly website AnimalTrack As can be seen, most were...
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