• 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

    29th August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th August 2020. Updated throughout the day Tong, Isle of Lewis A Sandwich Tern was seen offshore this afternoon. Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 190 Common Scoters and two Slavonian Grebes were there today
  2. Hawkeye

    20th August 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th August 2019. Updated throughout the day Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 50+ Black-tailed Godwite were by the loch Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 140 Common Scoters were seen there today Sgarasta Mhor A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper...