• 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

    29th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Hougharry, North Uist A Velvet Scoter was again seen offshore Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist Eight Common Redpoll were there today
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Hougharry, North Uist A Velvet Scoter was again seen offshore. A 2CY Glaucous Gull flew west at nearby Aird an Runair and seven Pintail were at Loch nam Feithean Balemartin, North Uist An...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 2CY Glaucous Gull and the 2CY Kumlien's Gull were again seen in the harbour area today Ardmhor, Barra The drake *Green-winged Teal* wass till present there today
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 2CY Glaucous Gull and the 2CY Kumlien's Gull were again seen in the harbour area today Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist Ten Common Redpoll were still there late...
  5. Kumlien's Gull

    Kumlien's Gull

    Juvenile Kumlien's Gull, Stornoway, Lewis February 2024 (C) Andy Lawson
  6. Hawkeye

    24th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 2CY Glaucous Gull and a 2CY Kumlien's Gull were in the harbour area today Loch Bhrusda, Berneray A Pale-bellied Brent Goose and a Pink-footed Goose were there...
  7. Hawkeye

    23rd February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd February 2024. Updated throughout the day The Braigh, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull and 2 Black-throated Divers were seen there this afternoon Eileanan Glasa, Benbecula The Little Egret was again to the west of the causeway this...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 22nd February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd February 2024. Updated throughout the day Ardriol, Isle of Lewis A Lapland Bunting was seen there again today Coll, Isle of Lewis 8 Snow Buntings were on the beach early afternoon Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 21st February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st February 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again today
  10. Hawkeye

    20th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Daliburgh, South Uist 3 Long-tailed Tits were in the Co-Op carpark this morning
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Glen Tolsta, Isle of Lewis Late news of a *Barn Owl* seen there last night Stornoway, Lewis A male Brambling was visiting a garden feeder in Keith Street late morning Coot Loch, Benbecula...
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again this morning Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist 10 Common Redpoll were there today
  13. Hawkeye

    17th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Port Nis, Isle of Lewis A female Blackcap was in a garden there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The immature Glaucous Gull was again seen in the harbour area late afternoon Carinish, North...
  14. Hawkeye

    16th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Ardriol, Isle of Lewis A Lapland Bunting was seen there today Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A 2CY Glaucous Gull and an adult Iceland Gull were there this afternoon Carinish, North Uist 3...
  15. Hawkeye

    15th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Seilebost, Isle of Harris 30 Common Scoter and 50 Long-tailed Ducks were seen offshore today Achmore, Isle of Lewis A female Blackcap was visiting a garden there this morning
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A drake *Green-winged Teal* was there late afternoon Coll, Isle of Lewis 5 Snow Buntings were on the beach early afternoon Balavanich, Benbecula A Mistle...
  17. Kingfisher

    Kingfisher

    Kingfisher, Barra, February 2024 (C) Bruce Taylor
  18. B

    Local Rarity 13th February 2024

    Barra Just when we were starting to think the wintering Kingfisher may have departed, it reappeared, this time on the river at Craigston. At least 2 Long-tailed Tits were at Nask. Kingfisher
  19. Hawkeye

    12th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The immature Glaucous Gull was again seen in the harbour area today Barvas, Isle of Lewis a 3CY Glaucous Gull was seen along the shoreline this afternoon
  20. Treecreeper

    Treecreeper

    Treecreeper, Northbay, Barra, February 2023 (C) Ian Ricketts
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