• 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

    National Rarity 12th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 12th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird an Runair, North Uist Three Whimbrel where there and 70 Brent Geese flew south at 14:30 Carinish, North Uist A Lesser Whitethroat and Sedge Warbler were seen in a garden there...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 11th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Paible, North Uist The Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint were still at the south of of the loch today Bornish, South Uist A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper*, Pectoral Sandpiper and a Ruff were...
  3. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 9th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A **Citrine Wagtail** (6th for the island) was seen there today. Also 12+ Chiffchaffs, several Willow Warblers, at least two Lesser Whitethroat, a Dark-bellied and a light-...
  4. Hawkeye

    8th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist A Curlew Sandpiper was near the beach car park this afternoon and still present at 16:42 Ardivachar, South Uist 82 Black-tailed Godwits were moving between the beach...
  5. Pectoral Sandpiper, St Kilda

    Pectoral Sandpiper, St Kilda

    Pectoral Sandpiper, St Kilda, June 2021 (C) Craig Nisbet. The first spring record on St Kilda
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th June 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th June 2021. Updated throughout he day St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there in the afternoon and a Pectoral Sandpiper was seen in the evening, the first spring record Sound of Taransay, Harris 58 Common Scoters were seen...
  7. Hawkeye

    28th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Port Scolpaig, North Uist A 1CY Glaucous Gull and a female Snow Bunting were seen there today Baleshare, North Uist A Snow Bunting and five Whooper Swans were at Eachkamish and another five...
  8. Hawkeye

    24th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Barvas, Isle of Lewis A Blue Tit was seen there this morning. Ormaclete, South Uist A Pectoral Sandpiper was there in with Golden Plover this morning Gleann, Barra A Hawfinch two Siberian...
  9. Pectoral Sandpiper

    Pectoral Sandpiper

    Pectoral Sandpiper, South Uist 2020 © Ian Thompson
  10. 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...
  11. Hawkeye

    13th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Sooty Shearwater flew west while a flock of 1,400 Fulmars were seen following a trawler. Four Manx Shearwaters and two Great Skuas were also seen. A juvenile Iceland Gull was...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 12th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Reed Warbler was heard singing by Willowglen Burn at Porters' Lodge Note: This record was later withdrawn by the observer Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A Lapland Bunting...
  13. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 11th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Branahuie, Stonoway 42 Long-tailed Duck were on the loch this morning with a further 14 off the the east coast Clachan Sands, North Uist A Yellow-browed Warbler was seen there this...
  14. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 18th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 20 Lapland Buntings were there today Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis The juvenile ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** was again seen on the beach this morning Oban Trumisgarry, North...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 21 Lapland Buntings were still circa 1km to the south-west today Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis The juvenile ***Semipalmated Sandpiper*** was again seen on the beach this morning...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 34 Lapland Bunting were still circa 1km to the south-west of the lighthouse this morning Baleshare, North Uist The ***Baird's Sandpiper*** and the two *Buff-breasted...
  17. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 8th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 10 Sooty Shearwaters, 7 Manx Shearwaters, 3 Great Skuas and a Great Northern Diver were seen between 0640-0740. Knockaird, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Dotterel was on the hills to...
  18. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 5th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th September 2020. Updated throughout the day The Butt of Lewis 4 **Great Shearwaters** [2 together and 2 singles], 2 Leach's Petrels, 471 Sooty Shearwaters 51 Manx Shearwaters and a Great Northern Diver flew west past the Butt this...
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th August 2020. Updated throughout the day. Balranald, North Uist A juvenile, male Ruff was seen on the shore today Loch Sandary, North Uist An immature Glaucous Gull was there this afternoon Traigh Mhor, Barra An adult *American...
  20. B

    Scottish Rarity 31st October 2019

    A surprise at Carinish, North Uist in the late morning when I took the dogs for a walk were four Long-tailed Tits. I managed to get a photo of one before they headed off.
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