• 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

    16th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th July, Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Three Swifts were seen the this morning. The Quail was again heard calling near the hide. 48 Manx Shearwaters and 13 Puffins passed the Butt of Lewis and an Arctic Skua...
  2. Hawkeye

    14th July 2021

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th July 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Lewis One, possibly two Swifts and two Sand Martins were feeding over the loch this morning Aird an Runair, North Uist An immature Glaucous Gull was seen to the south at Rubha...
  3. Hawkeye

    22nd June 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd June 2020. Updated throughout the day Coot Loch, Benbecula An adult Little Gull was seen there this afternoon. A House Martin was nearby at Balivanich Carnan, South Uist Two Whinchats were there this evening Loch na Tiumpan, Isle...
  4. Hawkeye

    9th May 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th May 2020. Updated throughout the day Carnan, South Uist A Common Redpoll was there again today Balnabodach, Barra A Common Swift was seen there early afternoon Common Swift (C) and courtesy of Ian Ricketts
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