• 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, 27th March 2022. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
A Siskin was seen there today

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
4 juvenile Icleland Gulls are still in the harbour area

Shawbost, Isle of Lewis
3 Snow Buntings and 2 Wheatear were there this morning. 2 Wheatear were also at Loch Barvas as was a single Pink-footed Goose

57 Great Northern Divers, 6 Slavonian Grebes, 180 Long-tailed Ducks and 42 Common Scoter were seen in the Sound of Pabbay

Vallay, North Uist

The *Snow Goose* was seen there today amongst Barnacle Geese


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Scandinavian Rock Pipit at Caolas.
Jackdaw and Black-tailed Godwit at Eoligarry, 2 Siskins south over Brevig, Chiffchaff and Blackcap at Castlebay.
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Scandinavian Rock Pipit