• 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

    Scottish Rarity 25th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull and a Glaucous Gull were in the harbour area this afternoon Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 2 female Long-tailed Ducks were seen on the loch this morning...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was in the harbour area this morning Scoloaig, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again on the north side of Beinn Scolpaig this morning Aird...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was there this morning. A *White-billed Diver* was nearby at Port of Nis Scoloaig, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was on the north...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Scoloaig, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again on the north side of Beinn Scolpaig this morning and again in the afternoon Tigharry, North Uist A juvenile Iceland Gull was seen there...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Griminish Point, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen on the north side of Ben Scolpaig early evening Loch an Duin, North Uist A Little Egret was there today Balranald, North Uist A...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Redwing was seen there this morning Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 96 Long-tailed Duck were on the loch this morning. 2 Pink-feet and 2 House Martins were also there Scalpaig...
  7. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 4th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A male **Ortolan Bunting** was seen in a garden there, the first record since 2008 Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A second-winter Iceland Gull was there this afternoon...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 2nd May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd May 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was on the loch again this afternoon Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 juvenile Iceland Gulls were again in the harbour area Loch Paible...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st May 2022. Updated throughout the day Valasay, Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* is atill on a small lochan towards Tacleit Tiumpan head, Isle of Lewis 4 Great Skuas were surface feeding with a large gathering...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th April 2022. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 60 Pink-footed Geese flew north-west. A Swallow, 8 Whimbrel and 4 Wheatear were also in the area Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glaucous Gull was at the NW end of the loch...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 24th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th April 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda 2 Siskin and a Linnet were in Village Bay today. The Siskin is the first known record on St Kilda since 1999 and the Linnet is only the eighth record there Loch an Tiumpan, Isle...
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd April 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news of a summer plumaged Slavonian Grebe in Village Bay yesterday, the first April record Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 4 juvenile Iceland Gulls were again in the harbour area...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 20th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was again on the loch this morning. 2 Black-tailed Godwits were also in the area Rubh' Arnal, North Uist 7 Immature Iceland Gulls a...
  14. Hawkeye

    19th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 juvenile Iceland Gulls were still to be found in the harbour area Hosta, North Uist A Glaucous Gull was at St. Clements Chapel today Aird an Runair, North Uist 1...
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Loch Tiumpan and Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis The Slavonian Grebe and *Ring-necked Duck* still present on the loch. 63 Pink-footed Geese flew past to the north of lighthouse, quite low, in...
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. St. Kilda A Glaucous Gull was seen on the shoreline. Gisla, Isle of Lewis A Hawfinch was at a garden bird feeder today. Tiumpan Loch, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* and the summer...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Tiumpan Loch, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* and the Slavonian Grebe are still on the loch all day today. Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 4 Black-tailed Godwits and a Swallow were...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th April 2022. Updated rhroughout the day Barvas, Isle of Lewis A female Blackcap was near the township early this morning. Tiumpan Loch, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was still on the loch today as was the summer plumage...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 13th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 13th April 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Merlin, 20 Redwing, 14 Golden Plover and a first-winter Iceland Gull were in Village Bay today Tiumpan Loch, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* and Slavonian Grebe...
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Butt of Lewis, Isle of Lewis Five Snow Buntings were present Valley Island, North Uist A ***Cackling Goose*** was on the West Side of the island. Aird an Runair, North Uist The two...
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