• 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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National Rarity 1st September 2021


Always Birding
Having been really quiet on the patch recently, there were signs of movement today with circa 80 Swallows hawking insects around Askernish early morning and 21 Black-tailed Godwits on the machair. Some 70+ wagtails were on Askernish beach, of which at least 4 were White Wagtails, and 5 White-tailed Eagles were drifting high offshore and were joined by a sixth once they were over land


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 1st September 2021. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
The female ***Snowy Owl*** was again seen in Village Bay

Snowy Owl (C) Soay Sheep project