• 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

    National Rarity 10th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again this morning Sollas, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was seen there again today West Loch Ollay, South Uist The...
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    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...
  3. 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...
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    National Rarity 29th January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th January 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A Coot was there today. 200 Redwings, a Fieldfare and 7 Pink-feet were around the loch Berneray A 2CY *Ring-billed Gull* was seen on a beach to the north of the...
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 26th January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th January 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again this afternoon Sollas, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was with Barnacle Geese opposite the Coop again this...
  6. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 22nd January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd January 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was there again this morning Sollas, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was with Barnacle Geese opposite the Coop this afternoon...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 7th January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th January 2024. Updated throughout the day Malaclete, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was with Barnacle Geese in a field there Loch Bee, South Uist 5 Scaup were in the south-west corner of Loch Bee and 100 Greenland White-fronts were on...
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    Local Rarity 6th January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 6th January 2024. Updated throughout the day Sollas, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was seen in fields opposite the co-op this afternoon. Balemore, North Uist 2 Glaucous Gulls (adult + juvenile) and 2 Iceland Gulls ( 3rd winter + juvenile)...
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    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...
  10. 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...
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    Local Rarity 21st November 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st November 2023. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A *Snow Goose* was seen in Village Bay Ardroil, Isle of Lewis A Chiffchaff was seen there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 2 Waxwings were at Willowglen Road today Loch...
  12. 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...
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    National Rarity 8th November 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 8th November 2023. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 26 Snow Buntings came in off the sea this afternoon and the ***King Eider*** was still offshore Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 11 Waxwings were in the Willowglen Road area early...
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    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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    National Rarity 24th October 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th October 2023. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis The drake *Green-winged Teal* was again seen from the hide. 2 Snow Buntings and a Waxwing were nearby at the Butt of Lewis Lower Barvas, Isle of Lewis 9...
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    Local Rarity 19th October 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th October 2023. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Circa 1700 Redwing, 84 Fieldfare, 18 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Snow Bunting, 4 Jack Snipe and 1 Brambling were on the island today. A Common Scoter was offshore Loch...
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    National Rarity 16th October 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th October 2023. Updated throughout the day Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis A Lapland Bunting flew south-west early afternoon. A *Green-winged Teal*, adult Iceland Gull, a Long-tailed Duck and a Greenland Redpoll were nearby on Loch...
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    National Rarity 15th October 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th October 2023. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Lapland Bunting and Snow Bunting were there today Bragar, Isle of Lewis 2 Brent Geese were seen there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 18 Waxwings were seen by the war...
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 30th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Vallay, North Uist The *Snow Goose* was still there today, at the west end of the island Balranald, North Uist The 2 ***Cackling Geese*** were again at Aird an Runair early afternoon and 2 Snow...
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    Local Rarity 27th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Siskin was seen there today Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 4 juvenile Icleland Gulls are still in the harbour area Shawbost, Isle of Lewis 3 Snow Buntings and 2 Wheatear were there...
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