• 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 22nd February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd February 2024. Updated throughout the day Ardriol, Isle of Lewis A Lapland Bunting was seen there again today Coll, Isle of Lewis 8 Snow Buntings were on the beach early afternoon Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 14th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A drake *Green-winged Teal* was there late afternoon Coll, Isle of Lewis 5 Snow Buntings were on the beach early afternoon Balavanich, Benbecula A Mistle...
  3. Hawkeye

    20th January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th January 2024. Updated throughout the day Meavaig, Harris 3 Snow Buntings on the beach near there today Bunavoneadar, Harris An adult Glaucous Gull was there today Aird an Runair, North Uist An adult Glaucous Gull was there today...
  4. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th January 2024. Updated throughout the day Ness, Isle of Lewis 9 Snow Buntings were seen in the Ness area and then flew towards Eoropie Loch Bee, South Uist The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was again to the east of the causeway. 6 Scaup...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 1st January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st January 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again today. 6 Pink-feet and 2 Goldeneye were also there Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 6+ Bramblings were visiting a...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 31st December 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 31st December 2023. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A drake Pintail was there today Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again today Sollas, North Uist A *Snow Goose* was...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th December 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th December 2023. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist 14 Snow Buntings were with Twite there today Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist The 5 Long-tailed Tits were again seen in a garden there Loch Sandary, North Uist 2 Iceland...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd December 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd December 2023. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again on pools by the hide Barvas, Isle of Lewis 15 Snow Buntings and a Pink-footed Goose were on the machair this afternoon...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th November 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th November 2023. Updated throughout the day Port Nis, Isle of Lewis 3 Sooty Shearwaters and 2 Great Skuas passed offshore. A Snow Bunting came in off the sea Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again on...
  12. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 24th November 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th November 2023. Updated throughout the day Port Stoth, Isle of Lewis A 1CY Glaucous Gull was there this morning South Galson, Isle of Lewis An immature Glaucous Gull and 3 Snow Buntings were there this morning Loch an Tiumpan, Isle...
  13. Hawkeye

    23rd November 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd November 2023. Updated throughout the day Fivepenny, Isle of Lewis An adult Glaucous Gull was on the floods there this afternoon. 2 Snow Buntings were nearby at Port Stoth Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A 1CY Iceland Gull was in the...
  14. 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...
  15. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th November 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th November 2023. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis The immature male ***King Eider*** was again seen offshore amonst Eider to the south of the lighthouse. A Snow Bunring was also in the area South Galson, Isle of Lewis A Snow...
  16. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 7th November 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th November 2023. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was there again late morning as were 7 Pink-feet and 2 Whooper Swans. 2 male Snow Buntings were nearby around the lighthouse at...
  17. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 6th November 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th November 2023. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was there again today. A Jack Snipe and 3 Pink-feet were seen around the lock Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 5 Waxwings were again at...
  18. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 4th November 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th November 2023. Updated throughout the day Adabroc, Isle of Lewis A single Waxwing roosted overnight in a garden there. A juvenile Glaucous Gull and 40 Snow Buntings were nearby at Port Nis Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Waxwing was again...
  19. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 27th October 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th October 2023. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis An immature ***King Eider*** was seen offshore this evening. A Snow Bunting was around the lighthouse Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 8 Waxwings were feeding on Cotoneaster in Lewis...
  20. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th October 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th October 2023. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Jack Snipe, 7 Woodcock, 3 Song Thrush, 9 Blackbird, Water Rail, Grey Wagtail, Reed Bunting, Blackcap and a Chiffchaff were seen on the island today, Also a Peregrine and...
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