• 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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grey phalarope

  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th October 2021. Updated throughout the day. Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Little Egret was seen there again this morning Tong, Isle of Lewis Three Snow Buntings were there today Stinky Bay, Benbecula The ***Buff-bellied Pipit***...
  2. Hawkeye

    21st November 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st November 2020. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist A Snow Bunting, juvenile and a second winter Glaucous Gull were on the island today Balivanich, Benbecula A Grey Phalarope was off shore there early afternoon North...
  3. Grey Phalarope

    Grey Phalarope

    Grey Phalarope Stoneybridge, South Uist. (C) Ian Thompson
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    Grey Phalarope

    Grey Phalarope, Howmore, South Uist Jan 2014 © Ian Thompson