• 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

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  1. YvonneB

    SBRC Latest SBRC Decisions - July 2021

    Lesser Yellowlegs, Hougarry, Balranald, North Uist, 26/10/2020, 1CY, ACCEPT Lesser Yellowlegs, Ardivachar, South Uist, 07-21/12/2020, 1CY, ACCEPT White-rumped Sandpiper, Loch Ordais, Lewis, 29/09/2020, 1CY, ACCEPT Wilson’s Petrel, “Off” St Kilda, 06/07/2020, ACCEPT Woodchat Shrike...
  2. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 3rd October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer hebrides bird sightings for today, 3rd October 2020. Updated throughout the day Yellow-browed Warblers have been seen in some numbers today throughout the islands with 18 on Lewis at Stornoway and Ness, Circa 50 on North Uist at Clachan Farm, Carinish, Grenitote, Cladach...
  3. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 2nd October 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 2nd October 2020. Updated throughout the day Bragar, Isle of Lewis A 1CY **Woodchat Shrike** was seen there today on the cemetary wall Tiumpan Head, Isle of Lewis 100 Barnacle Barnacle Geese, 14 Pale-bellied Brent Geese and 11 Greylag...
  4. Hawkeye

    Scottish Rarity 30th May 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 30th May 2020 Carnan, South Uist A Rose-coloured Starling was there in fields to the west late afternoon Clachan, South Uist A Sandwich Tern was at the north end of Loch Bee late this evening Askernish, South Uist The **Woodchat...
  5. Hawkeye

    National Rarity 28th May 2020

    Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 28th May 2020. Updated throughout the day Loch Sandary, North Uist The drake ***Lesser Scaup*** was still on the loch plus a 3CY Glaucous Gull and a male Ruff were in the area Brevig, Barra A male *Red-backed Shrike* was there this morning