• Would members please give due consideration when thinking about posting information and sightings relating to Schedule 1 species during the breeding season. Records of these species can be submitted privately to the county bird recorder by email to recorder@outerhebridesbirds.org.uk or via BTO BirdTrack marked as sensitive. For updated guidance on this subject from the Rare Breeding Birds Panel please download the PDF from the Resources section

  • 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


  1. Hawkeye

    4th May 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 4th May 2020. Updated throughout the day Butt of Lewis Circa 250 Pink-footed Geese flew north this afternoon Carinish, North Uist A Waxwing was seen briefly late morning. A Redwing was also seen. Carnan, South Uist A Common Redpoll was...
  2. Waxwing


    Waxwing, Askernish, South Uist. December 2019 (C) Ian Thompson