• 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

    National Rarity 13th February 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th February 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glacous Gull, an adult Iceland Gull and 67 Barnacle Geese were there today. A second adult Iceland Gull was between Port of Ness and Skigersta Loch...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch na Meallaird, Benbecula The *Glossy Ibis* was there again today Ardmore, South Uist The ***Lesser Scaup*** was again seen on Loch an Daill this morning Loch Grogarry, South Uist A...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 2nd September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd September 2021. Updated throughout the day Bragar, Isle of Lewis A *Common Rosefinch* was seen on the beach to the left of the picnic tables this evening (17:28) Greosabhagh, Isle of Lewis Four Goosanders were seen there this morning...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Bunanavoneadar, Isle of Harris Three male Goosanders were seen there today Grenitote, North Uist Barred Warbler there this morning Loch Sandary, North Uist An immature Scaup was on the loch...