• 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 6th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis An immature Glaucous Gull was seen in the harbour area today. 2 Brambling were in the castle grounds by the Woodland cafe Sollas, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 3rd February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd February 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Bhrusda, Berneray A female Scaup was there today Grenitote, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was on the machair there early afternoon Smerclete, South Uist The 3CY Little Gull was seen there...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th January 2024. Updated throughout the day The Butt of Lewis A Little Auk was seen offshore this afternoon Coot Loch, Benbecula 2 Scaup were seen on the loch. 12 Fieldfares were also in the area Loch Bee, South Uist A female...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 29th November 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th November 2023. Updated throughout the day Port Nis, Isle of Lewis A Little Auk was seen to fly out of the harbour early afternoon Horgabost, Isle of Lewis 4 Velvet Scoters (3 males, 1 female), 1 female type Scaup, 345 Common...
  5. Hawkeye

    28th November 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th November 2023. Updated throughout the day Shawbost, Isle of lewis 16 Long-tailed Tits were seen there in gardens and on overhead wires Aird an Runair, North Uist 3 Common Scoters flew north and a Puffin was close inshore. A pair of...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th November 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th November 2023. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A 1CY Glaucous Gull was there this evening Ness Cemetery, Isle of Lewis Circa 60 Snow Buntings were seen there in the afternoon South Galson, Isle of Lewis A Waxwing was seen...
  7. Hawkeye

    25th May 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th May 2023. Updated throughout the day Port Nis, Isle of Lewis A Turtle Dove flew south-east along the coast in the company of 3 Collared Doves this morning. 2 Scaup (1 drake) and a Pink-footed Goose were nearby at Loch Stiapabhat late...
  8. Hawkeye

    22nd May 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd May 2023. Updated throughout the day Barvas, Isle of Lewis A 2cy Iceland Gull was on the machair between the loch and the beach this morning Aird, Isle of Lewis A *White-billed Diver* seen in Aird Bay this evening was later thought...
  9. Hawkeye

    18th May 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th May 2023. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Wood Warbler was at St Brianan's today Butt of Lewis 2 Pomarine Skuas and a Great Skua flew past this morning. A Pomarine Skua and 2 Great Skuas were seen nearby at Skigersta...
  10. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 22nd April 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd April. Updated throughout the day. Hirta St Kilda At least 3 **Black-crowned Night Herons** were still on the island today. 7 House Martins, a female type Black Redstart, Linnet and a Dunnock (very rare for St Kilda) were there...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 4th December 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th December 2022. Updated throughout the day. Loch Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* and 3 Whooper Swans were again seen on the loch. 7 Fieldfares were also in the area Habost, Isle of Lewis Several Snow Buntings were...
  12. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Scoloaig, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again on the north side of Beinn Scolpaig this morning and again in the afternoon Tigharry, North Uist A juvenile Iceland Gull was seen there...
  13. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th April 2022. Updated throughout the day Lionel, Isle of Lewis Circa 200 Pink-feet were on the machair this morning Valasay, Great Bernera, Isle of Lewis A drake *Ring-necked Duck* was on a small loch there. A Pink-footed Goose was...
  14. Hawkeye

    13th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 5 juvenile Iceland Gulls were in the inner harbour area today Balivanich, Benbecula The juvenile Glaucous Gull and the 2 Iceland Gulls (adult + juvenile) were again on...
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 7th January 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th January 2022. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist An adult and 2 juvenile Glaucous Gulls were seen there this afternoon Askernish, South Uist A Fieldfare was there today Bruernish, Barra The *Glossy Ibis* is there again...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th December 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th December 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Carrion Crow was seen there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 20 Redwing and 15 Siskins were seen in the Castle Grounds Balallan, Isle of Lewis 3 drake...
  17. Hawkeye

    14th November

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The 4 Scaup were again seen on the loch. A female Goldeneye was also there and Brambling was in the area Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Garden Warbler was...
  18. 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...
  19. Female Scaup

    Female Scaup

    Female Scaup, Barra, 2021 (C) Bruce Taylor
  20. Hawkeye

    30th March 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th March 2021. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist The drake Scaup was still on Loch Mor Circa 540 Whooper Swans were in the Kildonan / Bornish area West Kildbride, South Uist An immature Iceland Gull was there late afternoon
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