• 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, 19th April 2021. Updated throughout the day

Butt of Lewis
An Iceland Gull was seen there today. Two Woodpigeons were nearby at Knockaird this morning

Baleshare, North Uist
A juvenile Glaucous Gull and 18 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were there this evening

Smerclate, South Uist
An immature Glaucous Gull and 9 pale-bellied Brent Geese were there and a Whimbrel was nearby at Orosay

Cuithir, Barra,
The Blue Tit was still there today

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Blue Tit (C) Ian Ricketts