• 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 5th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was seen there again late morning. 47 Barnacle Geese and 90 Twite were also in the area Malacleit, North Uist A ***Cackling...
  2. Hawkeye

    3rd December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd Decemer 2021. Updated throughout the day Clachan, South Uist 2 Little Egrets were in the drainage channel this morning
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th Novemer 2021. Updated throughout the day Labost, Isle of Lewis 52 Little Auks, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, 10 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, and 166 Gannets all flew past south-west this morning. A Snow Bunting was also in the...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there today. A Little Auk was in Village Bay which has been present since the 14th Clachan, South Uist A Little Egret was seen in the...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 11+ Sooty Shearwaters were seen offshore this morning. 2 Snow Buntings were also in the area Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Two drake *Ring-necked Ducks* and 4 Scaup were seen...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 9+ Sooty Shearwaters were feeding to the northeast of Tiumpan lighthouse between 10:00 -11:00 Loch Eaval, North Uist A Snow Bunting was there today Coot Loch...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 2nd November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd November 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist A *Stock Dove* was seen there this morning. Seven Snow Buntings flew north and a Puffin was seen offshore Carinish, North Uist Three Snow Buntings were there today...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st November 2021. Updated throughout the day Carinish, North Uist A Snow Bunting, 70 Whooper Swans and 2000 Barnacle geese were seen there today Ardivachar, South Uist The *Snow Goose* was present on the machair to the south of the...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 30th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th October 2021. Updated throughout the day. Direcleit, Isle of Harris A Hoopoe has been reported there today and a Blackcap in the area too. Berneray A Wheatear was on the island Baleshare, North Uist A Little Egret was seen in...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen there today Clachan, South Uist The Little Egret was seen there again in the channel at 12:30 West Loch Ollay, South Uist A juvenile...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 25th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Achmore, Isle of Lewis A Tree Sparrow was at a garden feeder (and was also present yesterday). Balemore, North Uist A Ring Ouzel was present. Callernish, North Uist One *Common Rosefinch*...
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    24th October 2021

    Barra 3 Sooty Shearwaters and a single Manx Shearwater south past Brevig this afternoon. Still big numbers of Redwings around the island plus a few Bramblings, Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps. A Little Egret was still at Northbay. A Greenland White-fronted Goose and 3 Pink-footed Geese were at Borve...
  13. Hawkeye

    21st October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Ring Ouzel, a 1CY Iceland Gull, 10 Snow Buntings, 1000+ Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush and 5 Blackbirds were on the island today. 2 Whooper Swans and 3 Long-tailed Ducks...
  14. 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***...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th October 2021. Updated throughout the day. St. Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** has been seen there again today. A Jack Snipe was also on the island Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Little Egret was there again this morning at the...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Woodpigeon was seen by the Manse today. Three Whooper Swans flew over this evening Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Little Egret was there again this morning Loch Paible...
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Little Egret was there this morning Cheese Bay, North Uist A Pied Flycatcher and three Redwing were there today Coot Loch, Benbecula The *Black-necked Grebe*...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th April 2021. Updated throughout the day. Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of lewis 11 Lapland Buntings were seen around the sheep throughs and a pair of Pintail, a male Goosander and a Scaup were on the loch. A *Spoonbill* which was first seen...
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 16th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th April 2021. Updated throughout the day Port Stoth, Isle of lewis An Iceland Gull was seen there today Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Eight Lapland Buntings, 28 Black-tailed Godwits, a male Goosander, female Scaup and female Gadwall...
  20. Hawkeye

    15th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th April 2021. Updated throughout the day Lionel, Isle of Lewis Circa 300 Pink-feet landed on the machair this afternoon and three Black-tailed Godwits were by Loch Beag, Fivepenny North Ford, North Uist Two Little Terns were seen off...
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