• 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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National Rarity 12th July 2021


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th July 2021. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
The ***Snowy Owl*** is still on St Kilda, now in heavy moult

Loch Bhrusda, Berneray
Two Pintail were seen there today

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Snowy Owl (C) Craig Nisbet


Always Birding
News just in about the Danish ringed Storm Petrel that was caught and released on 9th July as reported here was ringed at Mykinesholmur on the small island of Mykines in the Faroe Islands on 9th August 2019, a duration of 700 days and a distance of 536km