• 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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richardson's cackling geese

  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Snowy Owl*** is still in Village Bay Balemore, North Uist A ***Cackling Goose*** was there seen this afternoon Carinish, North Uist A Chiffchaff was there today
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st December 2021. Updated throughout the day Knockintorran, North Uist A ***Cackiling Goose*** was seen there in the afternoon. A Snow Bunting was also there Ardmore, South Uist The juvenile ***Lesser Scaup*** was again seen on Loch an...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd November 2021. Updated throughout the day Kyles Paible, North Uist 3 ***Cackling Geese*** (the usual pair plus a new bird) were there this morning Ardmore, South Uist The juvenile ***Lesser Scaup*** was still on Loch an Daill early...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st April 2021. Updated throughout the day Fivepenny, Ness, Isle of Lewis 16 Black-tailed Godwits were on Loch Beag at midday Melbost, Isle of Lewis 70+ Black-tailed Godwits were there today Balranald, North Uist A ***Cackling Goose***...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 11th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th April 2021. Geese again on the move with circa 300 Barnacle Geese flying north over Carinish, North Uist and circa 250 high over Askernish, South Uist this morning and 1,500 Pink-feet were seen heading north in Ness. 5,000+ Barnacle...
  6. MisterT

    National Rarity 7th April 2021

    Whooper Swans on the move this morning with 47 passing over north. 27 Greenland White-fronts flew over Frobost mid afternoon and 74 Whooper Swans were on Loch na Liana Moire where I tripped over a Corncrake while counting them.
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd April 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis 36 Pink-feet were there this morning and seen to depart early afternoon. Tong, Isle of Lewis A Glaucous Gull was seen there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 27th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th March 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis Two 2CY Iceland Gulls were there this morning and two 2CY Glaucous Gulls were nearby at Loch Stiapabhat (see post below) Aird, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull was seen in th bay...
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