• 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 2021. Updated throughout the day

Butt of Lewis
The Dotterel was still to be found one mile west of the lighthouse. Three Tree Sparrows were in Gardens at Ness

Balranald, North Uist
22 Pink-feet were seen on the reserve today and a House Martin was along the shore. Two House Martins were nearby at Hougharry this morning.

Rubh Arnal, North Uist
A Glaucous Gull and Redwing were there today and another Glaucous Gull was nearby at Loch Sandary

Loch Fada, Benbecula
The Wood Sandpiper was still present this morning and a Turtle Dove was seen in a ploughed field by the road between Balivanich and Stinky Bay this evening.

Carnan, South Uist
A Tree Pipit and two Common Redpolls were there today

Smercleit, South Uist
A Glaucous Gull was seen there today and a Spotted Flycatcher and a Grasshopper Warbler was in a small plantation by the roadside


Senior Member
A quieter day migrant-wise but my first Tree Sparrow of the year turned up on my feeders this evening.
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