• 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 20th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th Novemer 2021. Updated throughout the day Labost, Isle of Lewis 52 Little Auks, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, 10 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, and 166 Gannets all flew past south-west this morning. A Snow Bunting was also in the...
  2. Hawkeye

    18th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A Sooty Shearwater and 2 Great Skuas were seen offshore Hushinish, Isle of Harris A Little Auk was found dead on the the beach today Rubha Ardvule, South Uist...
  3. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Ordais, Isle of Lewis A Goosander, Gadwall, a Hen Harrier and a Jack Snipe were seen there today. 190 Shag were at the mouth of the bay Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis An immature Glaucous...
  4. 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...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 9th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 9th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 9+ Sooty Shearwaters were feeding to the northeast of Tiumpan lighthouse between 10:00 -11:00 Loch Eaval, North Uist A Snow Bunting was there today Coot Loch...
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    Local Rarity 7th November 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th November 2021. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 12+ Sooty Shearwaters were amongst feeding Gannets to the northeast of Tiumpan lighthouse between 09.30-10.20 Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis A Slavonian Grebe was...
  7. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 10th October 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th October 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A Sooty Shearwater flew past this morning. Four Manx Shearwatesr 40 Pink-footed Geese flew west during the afternoon Coot Loch, Benbecula The *Black-necked Grebe* was seen there...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 22nd September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A ***Buff-bellied Pipit*** was seen there this morning. The Pectoral Sandpiper and Snow Bunting were also still present Butt of Lewis A single Snow Bunting flew from the...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for todsy 17th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Pectoral Sandpiper, four Lapland Buntings and the Spotted Redshank were seen on the island today. The Dark and Light-bellied Brent Geese were also still present...
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    National Rarity 16th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis Six Sooty Shearwaters flew past The Butt today Steinis, Isle of Lewis 25 Black-tailed Godwits and 18 Knot were seen there today Loch Paible, North Uist A ***Baird's...
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    Local Rarity 15th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis 28 Sooty Shearwaters flew past east to west between 16:00-17:00 Steinis, Isle of Lewis Five Goosander, eight Knot and 66 Curlew were seen there today Balranald, North Uist A...
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 13th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Aird Uig, Lewis A Spotted Flycatcher and a Willow Warbler were there today Stinky Bay, Benbecula A Little Stint was seen there today Grogarry. South Uist A Whinchat was seen along the track...
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 11th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today 11th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch Paible, North Uist The Curlew Sandpiper and Little Stint were still at the south of of the loch today Bornish, South Uist A *Buff-breasted Sandpiper*, Pectoral Sandpiper and a Ruff were...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 10th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 10th September. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen in Village Bay. The Dark-bellied Brent Goose was still present around the Manse and a Long-eared Owl was also in the area Stornoway...
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    Scottish Rarity 7th September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th September 2021. Updated throughout the day Baleshare,North Uist Ten Black-tailed Godwits and a Ruff were on on the island this afternoon West Gerinish, South Uist 14 Black-tailed Godwits were in the south-west corner of Loch Bee and...
  18. Hawkeye

    3rd September 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd Septemnber 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A Black Redstart was in Village Bay this evening. This was later identified as a Common Redstart. Gallan Head, Isle of Lewis Five Sooty Shearwaters flew past between 11:00...
  19. Hawkeye

    27th August 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis Circa 20 Sooty Shearwaters were seen from the Stornoway - Ullapool ferry this morning. Also "hundreds" of auks were seen on the sea
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    National Rarity 25th August 2021

    Westen Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th August 2021. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen there again today. Also several Swifts seen hawking around the cliffs Butt of Lewis Two Sooty Shearwaters flew WSW this mornoing, the first...
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