• 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, 14th May 2020. Updated throughout the day

Butt of Lewis
Three Black-tailed Godwits were on the pools at Stathanais this afternoon

Carinish, North Uist
A *White-billed Diver*, 2 Little Terns, 500 Dunlin, 3 Whimbrel, 4 Whooper Swans and 60 Bar-tailed Godwits were seen off Baile lochdrach today

Carnan, South Uist
A Common Redpoll was again seen in a garden there

Ardvule, South Uist
A seawatch this morning produced 4 Whimbel (N), 289 Gannets (240N 49S) , 26 Fulmars (N), 24 Kittiwakes (N), 45 Razorbills (N), 4 Guillemots (N), 2 Puffins (N) Great Skua (S) 156 auk sp (N) and 1 Great Northern Diver (S).


Senior Member
Our weekly shop at Castlebay co op was brightened slightly by the reappearance of the Magpie on the football pitch. A Spotted Flycatcher was at Creachan.