• 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

    National Rarity 30th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis An adult Glaucous Gull was there today Loch Barvas, Isle of Lewis A little Stint was there this evening Balranald, North Uist A Glaucous Gull flew past the campsite at 17:00...
  2. Pied Flycatcher

    Pied Flycatcher

    Pied Flycatcher, Creachan Woods, Barra, May 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  3. Hawkeye

    25th May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th May 2021. Updated throughout the day Borve, Berneray A Pink-footed Goose was on the marsh below the cemetary early afternoon Loch Dursay, North Uist An immature Iceland Gull was there late afternoon Loch Sandary, North Uist The...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Borve, Berneray A Yellow-browed Warbler and a Blackcap were there this morning Trumisgarry, North Uist The Little Egret was seen there again today Carinish, North Uist 40 Barnacle Geese flew...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 9th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Trumisgarry, North Uist A Little Egret was seen there today Grenitote, North Uist A Yellow-browed Warbler was there today Paiblesgarry, North Uist A Turtle Dove was visiting a garden there...
  6. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 8th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th October 2020. updated throughout the day Langass Lodge, North Uist Two Yellow-browed Warbler, a Chiffchaff, two Blackcaps and a Brambling were seen there today. 46 Barnacle Geese flew south Callernish House, North Uist Four Redwing...
  7. Hawkeye

    Mega!!! 7th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th October 2020 Clachan Farm, North Uist A Reed Warbler, Redstart, Yellow-browed Warbler, Chiffchaff and three Redwing were seen there today Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A ****Buff-bellied Pipit**** was seen there this morning - the first...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 6th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Great Bernera, Lewis A Turtle Dove was seen at Tobson today A Pied Flycatcher and Brambling were at Valasay Balranald, North Uist A Lapland Bunting was seen there today Knockintorran, North...
  9. Pied Flycatcher

    Pied Flycatcher

    Pied Flycatcher, South Uist © Ian Thompson
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th September 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th September 2020. Updated throughout the day Langass Lodge, North Uist A Common Crossbill and a Blackcap were seen there this morning Balgarva, South Uist A Little Stint and one Curlew Sandpiper were there today Rubha Ardvule, South...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 31st August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st August 2020. Updated throughout the day St. Kilda A female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there today Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris 200+ Common Scoters and 3 Slavonian Grebes were in the this afternoon. 13 Black-tailed Godwits were...
  12. Hawkeye

    30th August 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th August 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A juvenile Hen Harrier flew over today Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper was there today Stinky Bay, Benbecula A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper and 8...
  13. Pied Flycatcher

    Pied Flycatcher

    Pied Flycatcher, Askernish, September 2017 © Ian Thompson
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