• 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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mistle thrush

  1. Mistle Thrush

    Mistle Thrush

    Mistle Thrust, March 2022, South Uist (C) MisterT
  2. 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...
  3. Hawkeye

    16th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th March 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An immature Glaucous Gull was seen there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was seen in the harbour area Rubh' Arnal, North Uist Two immature...
  4. Hawkeye

    19th October 2020

    Western Isles bird sightings for today, 19th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Langass Lodge, North Uist A Chiffchaff, Blackcap, two Brambling, 24 Redwing, a Water Rail and 18 Crossbills were there today Strumore, North Uist A Rose-coloured Starling was seen there today Balgarva, South...
  5. Hawkeye

    16th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Claddach Vallay, North Uist A Mistle Thrush and a Blackcap were seen there today. Rubh' Arnal, North Uist Six Pale-bellied Brent Geese were there and circa 14 Lapland Buntings were between...