• 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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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 12th May 2022. Updated throughout the day

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
A 2CY Iceland Gull was in the harbour area this morning

Scoloaig, North Uist
The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again on the north side of Beinn Scolpaig this morning

Aird an Runair, North Uist
11 Pomarine Skuas flew north between 07:20-0800, 15 Pomarine Skuas and 2 Long-tailed Skuas flew north between 10:00-11:30 with a further 7 Pomarine Skuas and 14 Long-tailed Skuas north at 16:35. A Glaucous Gull was on the beach there late afternoon

Ardivachar, South Uist
The Viking Gull (Glaucous x Herring) was there again early aternoon

Loch Bee, South Uist
The pair of Scaup were again seen to the east of the causeway early evening