• 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

    New - now available as an ebook

dusky warbler

  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 7th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda There was a noticeable passage of Blackcaps today with a maximum of seven seen together. Two Chaffinches were also present Ness, Isle of Lewis The ***Brown Shrike*** is...
  2. Dusky Warbler

    Dusky Warbler

    Dusky Warbler, Gleann, Barra 2020 (C) Bruce Taylor
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 6th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** and two Black Redstarts were seen in village bay today. The remains of a racing pigeon which originated of Southern Ireland were also found recently Port...
  4. Dusky Warbler

    Dusky Warbler

    Dusky Warbler, Gleann, Barra 2020 (C) Bruce Taylor
  5. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 5th November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th November 2020. Updated throughout the day Langass Lodge, North Uist A Chiffchaff and a Brambling were seen there today Carinish, North Uist A Jack Snipe was seen there this morning Ardivachar, South Uist Circa 70 Purple Sandpiper...
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