• 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

    Local Rarity 26th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Ardivachar, South Uist A first-winter Little Gull was on the beach then flew south in the direction of the Range. Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Seawatch: 08:05-10:30 Weather: Wind SSW - SW f6-7...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 25th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Achmore, Isle of Lewis A Tree Sparrow was at a garden feeder (and was also present yesterday). Balemore, North Uist A Ring Ouzel was present. Callernish, North Uist One *Common Rosefinch*...
  3. 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...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 22nd October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda 6 Ring Ouzel, 4 Fieldfare, 3 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush and c1500 Redwing were seen on he island today. Also present were a Water Rail, Jack Snipe, 6 Snow Bunting and a...
  5. Ring Ouzel

    Ring Ouzel

    Ring Ouzel, St Kilda, October 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet
  6. Hawkeye

    21st October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Ring Ouzel, a 1CY Iceland Gull, 10 Snow Buntings, 1000+ Redwing, 1 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush and 5 Blackbirds were on the island today. 2 Whooper Swans and 3 Long-tailed Ducks...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th October 2021. Updated throughout the day. Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Little Egret was seen there again this morning Tong, Isle of Lewis Three Snow Buntings were there today Stinky Bay, Benbecula The ***Buff-bellied Pipit***...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th October 2021. Updated throughout the day. Balranald, North Uist The two ***Cackling Geese*** were again seen on the reserve with Barnacle Geese Stinky Bay, Benbecula A ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** and was there again this morning, 150...
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th October 2021. Updated throughout the day. St. Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** has been seen there again today. A Jack Snipe was also on the island Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Little Egret was there again this morning at the...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th October 2021. Updated throughout the day. Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Little Egret was there again this morning. 10 Barnacle Geese were in an adjacent croft and 1 Pink-footed Goose was on Loch from 11.20am. Barvas, Isle of...
  11. Woodpigeon

    Woodpigeon

    Woodpigeon, St Kilda October 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Woodpigeon was seen by the Manse today. Three Whooper Swans flew over this evening Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The Little Egret was there again this morning Loch Paible...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 15th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Lapland Bunting and three Snow Buntings were there today as were circa 1,500 Redwings, a Water Rail and one of the Common Sandpipers Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Little Egret was there this morning Cheese Bay, North Uist A Pied Flycatcher and three Redwing were there today Coot Loch, Benbecula The *Black-necked Grebe*...
  15. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 13th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The **Short-toed Lark** was still on the island. Also still present were the Long-tailed Duck and Slavonian Grebe plus two Common Sandpipers and a Siskin Coot Loch, Benbecula...
  16. MisterT

    National Rarity 12th October 2021

    46 Greenland White-fronts flew south over Askernish mid-morning and a further 120+ in 3 skiens flew over in the afternoon. The Chiffchaff is still in my garden.
  17. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Huisinish, Isle of Harris 400 Barnacle Geese and 100 Pink-footed Geese were seen heading south this morning. Northton, Isle of Harris 380 Barancle Geese were seen flying south this morning...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Sooty Shearwater flew past this morning. Four Manx Shearwatesr 40 Pink-footed Geese flew west during the afternoon Coot Loch, Benbecula The *Black-necked Grebe* was seen there...
  19. Black-necked Grebe

    Black-necked Grebe

    Black-necked Grebe, Coot Loch, Benbecula, October 2021 (C) Hebridean Imaging
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 9th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit***, ***Snowy Owl*** and **Short-toed Lark** were all seen today. Also present on the island were 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 55 Snow Buntings, a...
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