• 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

    29th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Hougharry, North Uist A Velvet Scoter was again seen offshore Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist Eight Common Redpoll were there today
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    National Rarity 27th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 27th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Hougharry, North Uist A Velvet Scoter was again seen offshore. A 2CY Glaucous Gull flew west at nearby Aird an Runair and seven Pintail were at Loch nam Feithean Balemartin, North Uist An...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 25th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis The 2CY Glaucous Gull and the 2CY Kumlien's Gull were again seen in the harbour area today Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist Ten Common Redpoll were still there late...
  4. Hawkeye

    20th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Daliburgh, South Uist 3 Long-tailed Tits were in the Co-Op carpark this morning
  5. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 18th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again this morning Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist 10 Common Redpoll were there today
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 7th February 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 7th February 2024. Updated throughout the day Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Glaucous Gull flew south early afternoon (12;40) Claddach Kirkibost, North Uist 10 Common Redpolls were there today Loch Bee, South Uist 63 Greenland...
  9. Hawkeye

    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...
  10. Hawkeye

    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...
  11. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 25th January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th January 2024. Updated throughout the day Carinish, North Uist 4 Long-tailed Tits were there again today Long-tailed Tit (C) Brian Rabbitts
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    Local Rarity 24th January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th January 2024. Updated throughout the day Griminish Point, North Uist 3 Little Auks, 13 Razorbills, 11 Gannets, 5 Fulmars, 240 Kittiwakes, 6 Eiders, 6 Long-tailed Ducks, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver and 1 Bar-tailed...
  13. 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...
  14. Hawkeye

    11th January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th January 2024. Updated throughout the day Baleshare, North Uist A single Snow Bunting and Fieldfare plus 12 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were there today Rubha Ardvule, South Uist Counting period: 09:35-12:00 Weather: Wind N veering NE...
  15. 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...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 5th January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 5th January 2024. Updated throughout the day Baile Iochdrach, North Uist The 2CY Glaucous Gull was there again today as were 79 Pale-bellied Brent Geese Coot Loch, Benbecula 2 Scaup were there today and 28 Greenland White-fronted Geese...
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    National Rarity 4th January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th January 2024. Updated throughout the day Port Nis, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Glaucous Gull flew over the harbour at noon Rubha nan Ron, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous Gull was seen there today. 56 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were nearby...
  18. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd January 2024

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd January 2024. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A Waxwing was visiting a garden there Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again today Balranald, North Uist A juvenile Glaucous...
  19. Hawkeye

    29th December 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 29th December 2023. Updated throughout the day Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis An adult Glaucous Gull was there this afternoon. An adult Glaucous Gull was also at nearby Cnoc a' Bheannaich, Eoropie, and a juvenile Glacous Gull was at Port...
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    Local Rarity 28th December 2023

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th December 2023. Updated throughout the day Loch an Tiumpan, Isle of Lewis The drake *Ring-necked Duck* was seen there again today. 3 Whoopers were also on the loch and an adult Iceland Gull was there briefly mid-morning Stornoway...
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