• Please be aware that avian influenza has been confirmed in the Western Isles. Great Skua and Gannet are the worst affected currently but a range of other bird species can be infected. Please avoid contact with dead birds, give sick and dying birds space, keep dogs on leads and report all instances of five or more dead birds of one species to Defra (03459 335577).

  • 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, 20th Novemer 2021. Updated throughout the day

Labost, Isle of Lewis
52 Little Auks, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, 10 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, and 166 Gannets all flew past south-west this morning. A Snow Bunting was also in the area

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
A colour-ringed Little Egret was briefly in Stinky Bay this afternoon


Senior Member
Surf Scoter still off Allasdale, drake Green-winged Teal at Ardmhor, Todd's Canada Goose among the Barnacle Geese on Grianamul viewed distantly from Eoligarry jetty, single Snow Bunting and a Little Auk flying along the beach at Eoligarry, 2 Siberian Chiffchaffs, 2 Common Chiffchaffs and a Siskin at Castlebay and a Woodcock at Northbay.