• 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 6th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist A *White-billed Diver* was seen off Aird an Runair this morning. 5 Pomarine and 4 Long-tailed Skuas 3 Arctic Skuas, 2 Great Skuas and 32 Whimbrel passed north between 07:00 -...
  2. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 5th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis The male **Ortolan Bunting** was again seen in a garden there this evening Balranald, North Uist A single Pomarine Skua flew north past Aird an Runair at 17:12. 3...
  3. Hawkeye

    3rd May 2022

    Western Isles/ Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd May 2022. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 3 Arctic Skuas were seen heading north this morning Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 2 Pink-feet were on the loch this morning. 5 Sand Martins and 2 Swallows were also...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th April 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late News of the ***Snowy Owl***, seen yesterday on Conachair scree Lionel, Isle of Uist 50 Pink-feet were on the machair this morning Balranald, North Uist The 2 Garganey...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th April 2022. Updated throughout the day Lionel, Isle of Lewis Circa 200 Pink-feet were on the machair this morning Valasay, Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis A drake *Ring-necked Duck* was on a small loch there. A Pink-footed Goose was...
  6. Hawkeye

    25th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th April 2022. Updated throughout the day Griminish, North Uist Circa 50 Pink-footed Geese flew north today Baleshare, North Uist The 5 Dotterel were again seen to the north-east of the beach car park South Glendale, South Uist A...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd April 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news of a summer plumaged Slavonian Grebe in Village Bay yesterday, the first April record Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 4 juvenile Iceland Gulls were again in the harbour area...
  8. Hawkeye

    24th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 3 juvenile Iceland Gulls were in the harbour area today Carloway, Isle of Lewis 70+ Whooper Swans flew north this morning Baleshare, North Uist 14 White-fronted Geese...
  9. Hawkeye

    26th February 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th February 2022. Updated throughout the day Shulishader, Isle of Lewis A first-winter Iceland Gull flew west this morning Clachan, South Uist A Little Egret was seen there again this morning Carnan, South Uist 3 Common Redpolls and 2...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd February 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd February 2022. Updated throughout the day Lock na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again this morning Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 juvenile Iceland Gulls were in the harbour area Rubh' Arnal, North...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 20th February 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th February 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again today Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 2 adult Iceland Gulls and a first-winter Glaucous Gull (which appeared to...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th February 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th February 2022. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The 2 ***Cackling Geese*** were by the campsite and the drake *Green-winged Teal* was on Loch nam Feithean late morning Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A 2nd-winter Glaucous...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th January 2022. Updated throughout the day The Braigh, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was to the north of the Briagh Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Common Redpoll is visiting a garden there Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A second-winter...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Vatisker, Isle of Lewis 4 Long-tailed Tits were there today Aignish, Isle of Lewis 47 Common Scoter and a Slavonian Grebe were seen offshore. A Grey Plover was also seen in the area Sollas...
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 24th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A 1CY Iceland Gull was seen in the harbour today Carinish, North Uist 5 Fieldfares was seen there today Eoligarry, Barra 19 Greenland White-fronts were seen there...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of lewis The ***Lesser Scaup*** was still present this morning. 80 Barnacle geese were also in the area. Melbost, Isle of Lewis 16 Common Scoter, 4 Slavonian Grebes, 30...
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Ardmhor, Barra Two drake *Green-winged Teal* were again near the ferry terminal Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:15-11:25 Weather: Wind SW veering W f7 gust f9. Murky with rain...
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    Local Rarity 4th November 2021

    Barra Surf Scoter and 25 Long-tailed Ducks off Craigston, 5 Common Redpolls, 2 Siskins, 2 Fieldfares and a Chiffchaff at Castlebay, 4 Siskins, 2 Blackcaps and a Chiffchaff at Creachan, Woodcock at Ardmhor and 2 Siskins at Morghan.
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 2nd November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd November 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist A *Stock Dove* was seen there this morning. Seven Snow Buntings flew north and a Puffin was seen offshore Carinish, North Uist Three Snow Buntings were there today...
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