• 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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marsh harrier

  1. B

    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...
  2. Hawkeye

    8th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th August 2021. Updtaed throughout the day. Orosay, South Uist A juvenile/ female Marsh Harrier flew south heading towards Garynamonie this afternoon
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 2nd June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd June 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St. Kilda The male Grey-headed Wagtail was still in Village Bay today South Dell, Isle of Lewis A male *Golden Oriole* was seen there today Balranald, North Uist A Marsh Harrier was seen...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news:- Two Short-eared Owls were seen there yesterday Butt of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was seen by pools near the lighthouse this morning. A male Pochard was nearby at...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 23rd September 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd September 2019. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 16 Storm Petrels, 2 Leach's Petrels, 25 Arctic Skuas 20 Great Skuas and 2 Pomarine Skuas were seen from the Stornoway - Ullapool ferry today Langass Lodge, North...
  6. Marsh Harrier

    Marsh Harrier

    Marsh Harrier, Coot Loch, Benbecula