• 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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red-flanked bluetail

  1. Red-flanked Bluetail

    Red-flanked Bluetail

    Red-flanked Bluetail, Barra 2020 (C) Andrew Stevenson
  2. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 22nd October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd October 2020. Updated throughout the day Hirta St Kilda A *Bluethroat* was seen in village bay opposite the Manse Carinish, North Uist At least 16 Fieldfare were there this morning Balgarva, South Uist At least four Slavonian...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th October 2020. Updated throughout the day Clachan, North Uist A Yellow-browed Warbler was there today Clachan Farm, North Uist A Pied Flycatcher was seen there this afternoon Langass Lodge, North Uist A Barred Warbler, Yellow-browed...