• Would members please give due consideration when thinking about posting information and sightings relating to Schedule 1 species during the breeding season. Records of these species can be submitted privately to the county bird recorder by email to recorder@outerhebridesbirds.org.uk or via BTO BirdTrack marked as sensitive. For updated guidance on this subject from the Rare Breeding Birds Panel please download the PDF from the Resources section

  • 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 now as an online resource at https://status.outerhebrides-birdreports.org/ or via our shop

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  1. Hawkeye

    22nd April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 22nd April 2019. Updated throughout the day. Sollas, North Uist 3 Arctic Skuas seen over the beach Loch Dusary, North Uist 43 Pink-footed Geese were seen. Baleshare, North Uist 22 Black-tailed Godwits reported North Ford, North Uist 2...
  2. B

    21st April 2019

    A Cuckoo was heard by David Bateson at Callernish, North Uist this morning.
  3. B

    Local Rarity 15th April 2019

    In a couple of Lochmaddy gardens, North Uist visited this morning there was a Chiffchaff, at least two singing Goldcrests and both Siskin and redpoll were heard. At Carinish, North Uist in the afternoon a Slavonian Grebe was still present (near Rubha nan Ron) and a Canada Goose of the nominate...
  4. Hawkeye

    9th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 9th April 2019. Updated throughout the day Rubha Ardvule, South Uist A seawatch today 07:05 -> 09:30 Weather: Wind ESE - SE f3-4. Early cloud thinning to bright and sunny conditions. Barnacle Geese 379N, Whooper Swans 7N, Red-throated...
  5. B

    8th April 2019

    There was a good movement of Barnacle Geese today through North Uist with a minumum of 4,000 recorded. Around half were on the ground at Balranald NR. At Aird an Runair in a half an hour seawatch some 315 (four skeins) came in from well out before turning to N (apart from 20 that came over...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 5th April 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 5th April 2019. Updated throughout the day Balemore, North Uist The Hawfinch was still present today. Balranald, North Uist 60+ Pink-footed Geese dropped in late morning and an adult Kumlien's Gull was present. Butt of Lewis, Ness, Isle...
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