• 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 16th April 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th April 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis 3 Black-tailed Godwits and a *Great White Egret* were there today. 600 Pink-feet and 80 Barnacle Geese were in the Ness area Horgabost, Isle of Harrie 30 Commom...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th April 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th April 2024. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 7 Snow Buntings were there this afternoon, 4 at Stoth and 3 at Cunndal. 19 Pink-feet were nearby at Loch Stiapabhat Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th April 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th April 2024. Updated throughout the day Ness, Isle of Lewis, 3 Snow Buntings were there today Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was there again today. 4 Pink-feet were also in the area Balranald, North Uist...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th April 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th April 2024. Updated throughout the day Clachan Sands, North Uist 22 Pink-feet were there again for the second day Loch Mor, Baleshare A 2CY *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there today. 17 Greenland White-fronts were also there Loch Bee...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th March 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th March 2024. Updated throughout the day Bragar, Isle of Lewis A Snow Bunting was seen on the machair this morning Sollas, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was seen there again this morning Balranald, North Uist 6 Snow Buntings were there...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Hougharry, North Uist A Velvet Scoter was again seen offshore. A 2CY Glaucous Gull flew west at nearby Aird an Runair and seven Pintail were at Loch nam Feithean Balemartin, North Uist An...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 2CY Glaucous Gull and the 2CY Kumlien's Gull were again seen in the harbour area today Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist Ten Common Redpoll were still there late...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again this morning Sollas, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was seen there again today West Loch Ollay, South Uist The...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 7th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Glaucous Gull flew south early afternoon (12;40) Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist 10 Common Redpolls were there today Loch Bee, South Uist 63 Greenland...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th January 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Coot was there today. 200 Redwings, a Fieldfare and 7 Pink-feet were around the loch Berneray A 2CY *Ring-billed Gull* was seen on a beach to the north of the...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 7th January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th January 2024. Updated throughout the day Malaclete, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was with Barnacle Geese in a field there Loch Bee, South Uist 5 Scaup were in the south-west corner of Loch Bee and 100 Greenland White-fronts were on...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th January 2024. Updated throughout the day Baile Iochdrach, North Uist The 2CY Glaucous Gull was there again today as were 79 Pale-bellied Brent Geese Coot Loch, Benbecula 2 Scaup were there today and 28 Greenland White-fronted Geese...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th January 2024. Updated throughout the day Port Nis, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glaucous Gull flew over the harbour at noon Rubha nan Ron, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen there today. 56 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were nearby...
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd January 2024. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Waxwing was visiting a garden there Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again today Balranald, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st January 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again today. 6 Pink-feet and 2 Goldeneye were also there Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 6+ Bramblings were visiting a...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 30th December 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th December 2023. Updated throughout the day Carinish, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen on the shoreline there this morning Peninerine, South Uist 95 Long-tailed Ducks were offshore this morning Rubha Ardvule, South Uist...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th December 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th December 2023. Updated throughout the day South Galson, Isle of Lewis An immature Iceland Gull slew south late morning Loch Bornish, South Uist The female ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today Rubha Ardvule, South Uist...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th December 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th December 2023. Updated throughout the day Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist The 5 Long-tailed Tits were again seen in a garden there Carinish, North Uist Circa 9 Long-tailed Tits were seen in a garden there this morning Loch Bornish...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th December 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th December 2023. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist 14 Snow Buntings were with Twite there today Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist The 5 Long-tailed Tits were again seen in a garden there Loch Sandary, North Uist 2 Iceland...
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd December 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd December 2023. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again on pools by the hide. 25+ Snow Buntings were nearby at the crossroads in Eoropie Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A single...
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