• 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 11th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 11+ Sooty Shearwaters were seen offshore this morning. 2 Snow Buntings were also in the area Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Two drake *Ring-necked Ducks* and 4 Scaup were seen...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th November 2021

    Western Isles /Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Coot Loch, Benbecula A *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there this morning. 61 Greenland White-fronted Geese were also in the area Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 08:00-10:10 Weather...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd October 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta St Kilda The two ***Buff-bellied Pipits*** and **Short-toed Lark** were still there today. Also there was a Pale-bellied Brent Goose, Barnacle Goose (another flock of 16 flew over) and a...
  4. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 1st October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st October 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis Four *Ring-necked Ducks* were still present this morning at the north end of the loch, as were three Pectoral Sandpipers. The juvenile **Lesser Yellowlegs** was...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A *Glossy Ibis* was seen there briefly this morning. The five *Ring-necked Ducks* were also reported as being present again as was two Cananda Geese Loch...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 24th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** was seen there again today, as was the female ***Snowy Owl***. Two Pectoral Sandpipers were also on the island as was the Shelduck, a Grey Plover...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda the ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** and Pectoral Sandpiper were still present this morning. 37 Pink-footed Geese flew south and a Shelduck (sixth record) and Whooper Swan were also...
  8. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 19th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The juvenile Glaucous Gull was again seen at the Marybank Salmon factory Bunovenaeder, Isle of Harris An adult Iceland Gull was at the whaling station this morning...
  9. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th march 2020. Updated throughout the day Barvas, Isle of Lewis A Siskin was seen in a garden there Balranald, North Uist Five Snow Buntings and a 2CY Iceland Gull were seen on the reserve today Baleshare, North Uist Three Glaucous...
  10. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An adult Iceland Gull and a 2CY Glaucous Gull were seen there early morning Aird an Runair, North Uist The juvenile Iceland Gull and a juvenile Glaucous Gull were...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 8th March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th March 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Paible, North Uist The *Snow Goose*, 40 Pale-bellied Brent Geese and eight Whooper Swans were seen there today Baleshare, North Uist 50 Snow Buntings were there today
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 3rd March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd March 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was seen there this morning amongst Greylag Geese Rubh' Arnal, North Uist A Glaucous Gull, 3 Iceland Gulls and 45 pale-bellied Brent Geese were there...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st March 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st March 2020. updated throughout the day Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glaucous Gull was there today Baleshare, North Uist Three Glaucous Gulls and a Snow Bunting were at Eachkamish this morning Craigston, Barra A juvenile...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 22nd February 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd February 2020. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist 4 immature Glaucous Gulls and 30+ Snow Buntings were there today
  15. B

    Local Rarity 20th February 2020

    Barra. A White-billed Diver was off Eoligarry this afternoon, most likely a returning bird from last winter. The Green-winged Teal and a Slavonian Grebe were at Ardmhor, Ring-necked Duck on Loch Tangasdale and juvenile Glaucous Gull at Borve Point.
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    Local Rarity 17th February 2020

    Barra. The Ring-necked Duck was still on Loch Tangasdale. Nearby the juvenile Glaucous Gull was at Borve Point along with an immature Iceland Gull. A raft of at least 21 Black-throated Divers were off Ardmhor ferry terminal plus a Slavonian Grebe.
  17. MisterT

    Local Rarity 10th February 2020

    12 Greenland White-fronts were at Loch Hallan this morning and a juvenile Glaucous and Iceland Gull were on the beach at Milton early afternoon
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 1st February 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st February 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis 70 Pink-footed Geese were seen there today Baleshare, North Uist Six Glaucous Gulls were on the flooded area at the north end of Eachkamish Carinish, North Uist A...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th January 2020. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis Two adult Glaucous Gulls and an adult Iceland Gull were seen there today Balranald, North Uist The two ***Richardson's Cackling Geese*** were seen on the reserve...
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 22nd January 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd January 2020. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An Iceland Gull was there today Balranald, North Uist The two ***Richardson's Cackling Geese*** were on the reserve this afternoon. The drake Pintail was on Loch...
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