• 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 20th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news of a female Blue-headed Wagtail in Village Bay yesterday Lochmaddy, North Uist A Little Egret was seen at roost in fir trees outside the Hammersby Hotel this evening...
  2. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 18th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The *Little Ringed Plover* was still there this morning. Also present were 2 Yellow Wagtails (male thunbergi + female), 2 Whitethoats, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Whooper...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 7th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Stornoway Harbour, Isle of Lewis One juvenile Iceland Gull Rubh' Arnal, North Uist 112 Brent Geese, 2 Iceland and 1 Glaucous Gull were present Loch nam Feathean, North Uist Flocks of 10 and 13...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 6th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Grenitote, North Uist 7 Snow Buntings, 96 Knot and 80 Grey Plover there today. Clachan Sands, North Uist One Great Skua was there this evening Loch Sandary, North Uist ***Cackling Goose*** on...
  5. Hawkeye

    4th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A pair of Pintail were seen on the loch plus 400 Pink-feet were resting on Fivepenny machair Sands of Tong, Isle of Lewis 2 Goosanders and a Whimbrel were there...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 3 Snow Buntings including 1 male at lighthouse at 10am today, 2 adult Whoopers on the loch and good numbers of Redwings flying around in Point (into 3 figures). Loch...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Butt of Lewis A Black Redstart was seen in the lighthouse compound today Clachan Sands, North Uist 180 Pinkfeet heading NW at 1720 broke formation and headed back SW, eventually appearing to...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 28th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again today. A *White-billed Diver* was nearby at Skigersta Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 5 juvenile Iceland Gulls were in...
  9. Hawkeye

    22nd March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd March 2022. Updated throughout the day Balivanich, Benbecula A juvenile and second-winter Glaucous Gull and a juvenile Iceland Gull were on the beach this morning Coot Loch, Benbecula 5 Black-tailed Godwits were seen there today...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st match 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** and 5 Pink-footed Geese were there this afternoon. A Wheatear was nearby at Eoropie Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A 4CY Iceland Gull was...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** was seen today for the fist time this year Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** and the drake *Ring-necked Duck* were again on the...
  12. MisterT

    18th March 2022

    Whoopers on the move with 3 skiens passing south over Askernish early morning plus another 12 on Keepers Loch. A very vocal Siberian Chiffchaff was in the garden again. The Grey Plover was still on the machair with Golden Plover
  13. Hawkeye

    17th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Clachan, South Uist A Little Egret was seen there this afternoon Tipperton, South Uist 17 Barnacle Geese and 14 Whooper Swans flew in from the south late afternoon
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** and a drake *Ring-necked Duck* were seen there today. A Carrion Crow was also in the area
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there today Balivanich, Benbecula The juvenile Glaucous Gull was again seen on the beach Coot Loch, Benbecula The drake...
  16. Hawkeye

    12th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 juvenile Iceland Gulls still in the inner harbour area today Steinish, Isle of Lewis 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 50 Knot were seen ther today
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th March 2022. Updated throughout the day North Tolsta, Isle of Lewis An adult Iceland Gull was on the beach there Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 6 juvenile Iceland Gulls were seen in the inner harbour area today Bunavoneader, Isle of...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Three 2CY Iceland Gulls were in the harbour area late afternoon Baleshare, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull was there this afternoon Balavanich, Benbecula 2 Iceland...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 7th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 7th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Bunavoneader, Isle of Harris 2 Iceland Gulls (adult + juvenile) were seen by the whaling station late afternoon Grenitote, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was seen on the machair there this afternoon...
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 6th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 7 Iceland Gulls (6 juveniles +3rd-winter) were seen in the harbour area today Loch Sandary, North Uist The ***Cackling Goose*** was there again this afternoon Coot...
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