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  • 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 now as an online resource at https://status.outerhebrides-birdreports.org/ or via our shop

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  1. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st April 2021. Updated throughout the day Fivepenny, Ness, Isle of Lewis 16 Black-tailed Godwits were on Loch Beag at midday Melbost, Isle of Lewis 70+ Black-tailed Godwits were there today Balranald, North Uist A ***Cackling Goose***...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th April 2021. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Lewis Two Willow Warblers and 100's of Redwings were in the Castle Grounds this morning. Five Lesser Redpoll were also visiting a garden there The Braigh, Isle of Lewis 12 Velvet...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 13th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th April 2021. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis A 3CY Iceland Gull was there this morning. 6+ Lapland Buntings and a Black-tailed Godwit were nearby at Loch Stiapabhat (see post below) Loch na Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The *Snow...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 12th April 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th April 2021. Updated throughout the day Loch an Duin, Aird, Isle of Lewis A *Snow Goose* was feeding there with a group of Greylags early afternoon Balranald, North Uist A ***Todd's Canada Goose*** and 27 Lapwings were there this...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 13th February 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th February 2020 The Butt of Lewis Two juvenile Glaucous Gulls were there today Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis A possible ***Todd's Canada Goose*** was reported as being present amongst the Barnacle Geese Balranald, North Uist The two...
  6. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 17th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist The Snow Goose, 2 ***Cackling Geese***, the ***Todd's Canada Goose*** and 2 Pink-footed Geese were at Loch nam Feithean. 400+ Snow Buntings were still on the machair...
  7. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 16th December 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th December 2019. Updated throughout the day Balranald, North Uist 600+ Snow Buntings [with one report of 890 being present] and a Lapland Bunting were in a large mixed flock with Twite on the machair. A ***Todd's Canda Goose*** was...
  8. MisterT

    National Rarity 27th November 2019

    A day spent plumbing in a dishwasher and washing machine was brightened by a single Waxwing in the garden
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 26th November 2019

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 26th November 2019. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis Two Glaucous Gulls (2CY and 1CY) were in there this morning. 3 Whooper Swans (adult with 2 juveniles) were nearby on Loch na Tiumpan Knockintorran, North Uist A...
  10. Hawkeye

    13th November 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 13th November 2018. Updated throughout the day South Glendale, South Uist 3 Blackcaps, a Brambling and a Woodcock were in a garden there Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 07:35 - 10:35 Weather: Wind WNW backing WSW F4-5...
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