• 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. Rustic Bunting

    Rustic Bunting

    Rustic Bunting, Barra, May 2022 (C) Bruce taylor
  2. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 25th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 25th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A 2CY Iceland Gull and a Glaucous Gull were in the harbour area this afternoon Loch Branahuie, Isle of Lewis 2 female Long-tailed Ducks were seen on the loch this morning...
  3. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 24th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Ardheisker, North Uist An immature Glaucous Gull was on the shore at the southern end of the Committee Road this evening Loch Paible, North Uist The 2CY Glaucous Gull was seen there again today...
  4. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 23rd May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** was there again today Butt of Lewis An immature *White-billed Diver* was seen offshore this afternoon. A Pink-footed Goose was in nearby fields Habost...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 22nd May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 22nd May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The female ***Snowy Owl*** has returned, seen above Village Bay today Grenitote, North Uist A Brent Goose was seen there today Stinky Bay, Benbecula The 2CY drake Surf Scoter was...
  6. Surf Scoter

    Surf Scoter

    2CY Surf Scoter, Stinky Bay, Benbecula, May 2022 (C) Andrew Stevenson
  7. Red-rumped Swallow

    Red-rumped Swallow

    Red-rumped Swallow, South Uist, May 2022 (C) Andrew Stevenson
  8. Blue-headed Wagtail

    Blue-headed Wagtail

    Female Blue-headed wagtail, St Kilda, May 2022 (C) Craig Nesbit
  9. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 21st May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 21st May 2022. Updated throughout the day Loch Paible, North Uist The ***Broad-billed Sandpiper*** was seen again at the south end of the loch early afternoon and still present late evening Stinky Bay, Benbecula A drake Surf Scoter was...
  10. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 20th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 20th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda Late news of a female Blue-headed Wagtail in Village Bay yesterday Lochmaddy, North Uist A Little Egret was seen at roost in fir trees outside the Hammersby Hotel this evening...
  11. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 19th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 19th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Skigersta, Isle of Lewis A *Common Crane* was seen flying south over the harbour at 10:02 Loch Sandary, North Uist The Wood Sandpiper was seen there again this morning at the south end of the...
  12. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 18th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 18th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda The *Little Ringed Plover* was still there this morning. Also present were 2 Yellow Wagtails (male thunbergi + female), 2 Whitethoats, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Whooper...
  13. Little Ringed Plover

    Little Ringed Plover

    Little Ringed Plover, St Kilda, May 2022 (C) St Kilda Rangers
  14. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 17th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 17th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hirta, St Kilda A *Little Ringed Plover* was in Village Bay today. Only the second record there, the last being in 1977 Cheese Bay, North Uist A Swift was sen there today Aird an Runair, North...
  15. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 16th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 16th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hitra, St Kilda The male Snow Bunting was again seen in Village Bay Aird an Runair, North Uist A Curlew Sandpiper was on the beach by Eilean an Rubha. A 2CY Iceland Gull and a 2CY *Mediterranean...
  16. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 15th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 15th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Skigersta, Isle of Lewis An immature *White-billed Diver* was seen offshore early afternoon Scoloaig, North Uist The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again on the north side of Beinn Scolpaig this this...
  17. Hobby

    Hobby

    Hobby, North Uist May 2022 (C) Chris Sharp
  18. Hobby

    Hobby

    Hobby, North Uist May 2022 (C) Chris Sharp
  19. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 14th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 14th May 2022. Updated throughout the day Hitra, St Kilda A male Snow Bunting, Chiffchaff, 60 Great Skuas, 30 Wheatears, 4 Whimbrel, 2 Swallows and a Blackbird were a few of the birds seen there today as part of Global Big Day Tiumpan...
  20. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 13th May 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 13th May 2022. Updated throughout the day New Tolsta, Isle of Lewis A drake Surf Scoter was reported as being offshore Stornoway, Isle of Lewis A juvenile Iceland Gull was at Stornoway landfill site Aird an Runair, North Uist 16...
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