• 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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long-tailed skua

  1. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th July 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th July 2020. Updated throughout the day Cross, Isle of Lewis The Rose-coloured Starling was again there today Swordale, Isle of Lewis A Long-tailed Skua was seen over Swordale Moor this morning Stinky Bay, Benbecula A Glaucous Gull...
  2. Hawkeye

    7th July 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th July 2020. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda Two Long-tailed Skuas (adult and 2nd summer ) were seen 10 miles north of St. Kilda today Skigersta, Isle of Lewis One Rose-coloured Starling was still present there today with three...
  3. Chris Johnson

    National Rarity 29th May 2020

    Two long-tailed skuas flew over my head this morning at about 6 metres. I was in the garden at Ardivachar. They were calling and displaying but soon vanished from view.
  4. Hawkeye

    26th May 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings or today, 26th May 2020. Uopdated throughout the day Carinish, North Uist A Chiffchaff was there yesterday and again this morning Langass Lodge, North Uist A male Blackcap was seen there today Scotvein, Grimsay A Long-tailed Skua flew north-east...