• 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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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 11th November 2021. Updated throughout the day

Butt of Lewis
11+ Sooty Shearwaters were seen offshore this morning. 2 Snow Buntings were also in the area

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
Two drake *Ring-necked Ducks* and 4 Scaup were seen on the loch late morning. 6 Icelandic Redwings, 1 European Redwing and 55 Greater Black-backed Gulls were also in the area plus a Canada Goose in amongst the Greylags

Newton Ferry, North Uist
A Jack Snipe was seen at Port nan Long

Carinish, North Uist
A Brambing was there today


Senior Member
The juvenile Surf Scoter was off Allasdale this afternoon. 3 Common Redpolls, 7 Siskins and a Chiffchaff were at Castlebay.