• 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, 1st March 2023. Updated throughout the day

Loch Stiapabhat, Isle of Lewis
The drake *Green-winged Teal* was seen there again late evening

Borve, Benbecula
3 *European White-fronted Geese* were there again today. A Jack Snipe was nearby at Balivanich

Carnan, South Uist
A Woodcock was seen in a garden there

Loch Bee, South Uist
A female ***Lesser Scaup*** and a male *Ring-necked Duck* were seen to the west of the causeway from th north end car park today

West Loch Ollay, South Uist
12 *European White-fronted Geese* were still to the west of the loch. The 8 Barnacle Geese and the single Pink-footed Goose were also still present