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  • 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 now as an online resource at https://status.outerhebrides-birdreports.org/ or via our shop


Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 23rd August 2019. Updated throughout the day

Seilebost, Isle of Harris
7 Black-tailed Godwits seen there today

Loch Paible, North Uist
The juvenile Curlew Sandpiper were seen there again today along with 48 Knot and 7 Grey Plover

Langass Wood, North Uist
A female Blackcap was there today

Balemore, North Uist
19 Black-tailed Godwits were there this morning.

Ruhba Ardvule, South Uist
Counting period: 06:35 - 10:05
Weather: Wind SSW f6 gust f7. 8/8 cloud, dull and murky out to sea. Temp 15C.

A 3+ hour seawatch this morning produced 2 Red-throated Divers (S), 3 Storm Petrels (S), 33 Fulmars (S), 42 Manx Shearwaters (S), 312 Gannets (311S 1N), 1 Whimbrel (S - in off the sea), 2 Kittwakes (S) and 1 Great Skua (S).
Also present in the area were Greylag Goose 52, Red-throated Diver 2, Cormorant 6, Raven 4 and Pied Wagtail 1
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