• 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, 25th July 2019. Updated throughout the day

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
A ****Blue-cheeked Bee-eater**** was seen and heard flying overhead near the An Graidheag wind turbines this morning but no further sightings since then

St Kilda
The female ***Snowy Owl*** was seen on Hirta today for the first time since 19th July

Clachan, South Uist
Circa 120 Black-tailed Godwits were in newly cut fields to the east of Hebridean Jewellery


Always Birding
Not quite in the same league as the bee-eater but still a none too common sight, that of Swift, this one seen at Cleat, Barra

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