• 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

white-billed divers

  1. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 2nd May 2021

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd May 2021. Updated throughout the day Lionel, Lewis Two Lapland Buntings were still present today Skigersta / Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis Four *White-billed Divers* were seen offshore this evening Loch na Tiumpan, Lewis A juvenile...
  2. Hawkeye

    Local Rarity 28th April 2018

    Outer Hebrides / Western Isles bird sightings for today, 28th April 2018. Updated throughout the day Eoligarry, Barra The *White-billed Diver* was still present this morning (See Bruce's post below) Druidibeg Plantation, South Uist A Redwing, Siskin and 2 Cuckoos were seen there today...
  3. YvonneB

    Focus on: White-billed Divers

    A recently published article by BirdGuides explores the history and changing status of this enigmatic Arctic visitor. It highlights the importance of the Outer Hebrides to these birds on their spring migration and states that "along with breeding Corncrakes and – given adequate conditions –...
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