• 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, 12th August 2021. Updated throughout the day

Scarista, Harris
A Rose-coloured Starling is visiting a garden there

Paible, North Uist
Five Black-tailed Godwits were there today

Borve, Benbecula
Twenty Black-tailed Godwits were seen on the machair

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Rose-coloured Starling (C) Neil Campbell


Senior Member
3 Sooty Shearwaters and a Storm Petrel south past Brevig this afternoon along with high numbers of Manx Shearwaters and Fulmars.