• 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

    New - now available as an ebook


OH Bird Recorder
A Red-breasted Flycatcher was ringed in the garden this morning, hopefully taking advantage and snacking on some of the millions of midgies...



Eyes and Ears Everywhere
Western Isles / Outer Hebrides bird sightings for today, 24th August 2020. Updated throughout the day

Loch Paible, North Uist
1 Black-tailed Godwit and a Little Stint were seen there today
Late News: a Spotted Redshank and circa 12 Ruff were seen there yesterday

Baleshare, North Uist
10 Gadwall, 12 Black-tailed Godwits and a Pintail were at Loch na Paisg

Borve Point, Benbecula
A Common Sandpiper was there today

West Gerinish, South Uist
A juvenile Curlew Sandpiper, a Ruff and five Black-tailed Godwits were in the south-west corner of Loch Bee