• Please be aware that avian influenza has been confirmed in the Western Isles. Great Skua and Gannet are the worst affected currently but a range of other bird species can be infected. Please avoid contact with dead birds, give sick and dying birds space, keep dogs on leads and report all instances of five or more dead birds of one species to Defra (03459 335577).

  • 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

    New - now available as an ebook

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  1. Hawkeye

    24th March 2022

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th March 2022. Updated throughout the day Stornoway, Isle of Lewis 3 juvenile Iceland Gulls were in the harbour area today Carloway, Isle of Lewis 70+ Whooper Swans flew north this morning Baleshare, North Uist 14 White-fronted Geese...
  2. Hawkeye

    6th December 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings today, 6th December 2020. Updated throughout the day Scolpaig, North Uist A Snow Bunting was seen there today Balgarva, South Uist A 1CY Iceland Gull was seen there today The Range, South Uist A single Black-tailed Godwit was on the pools near...
  3. White-fronted Goose

    White-fronted Goose

    White-fronted Goose, Ormaclete