• 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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slavonian grebe

  1. Slavonian Grebe

    Slavonian Grebe

    Slavonian Grebe, St Kilda, April 2022 (C) St Kilda Rangers
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Loch Tiumpan and Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis The Slavonian Grebe and *Ring-necked Duck* still present on the loch. 63 Pink-footed Geese flew past to the north of lighthouse, quite low, in...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Tiumpan Loch, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* and the Slavonian Grebe are still on the loch all day today. Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 4 Black-tailed Godwits and a Swallow were...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th April 2022. Updated rhroughout the day Barvas, Isle of Lewis A female Blackcap was near the township early this morning. Tiumpan Loch, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was still on the loch today as was the summer plumage...
  5. Hawkeye

    8th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Tiumpan Loch, Isle of Lewis Slavonian Grebe still present on the loch late afternoon, nearby the two Mute Swans were still on Loch an Duin Knockline, North Uist 2 Iceland Gulls were seen there...
  6. Hawkeye

    5th April 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th April 2022. Updated throughout the day. Tiumpan Loch, Isle of Lewis A summer plumage Slavonian Grebe was on the loch this morning. Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis Two Mute Swans were on the loch at 10:45am and seen flying away at...
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