• 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, 3rd Septemnber 2021. Updated throughout the day

Hirta, St Kilda
A Black Redstart was in Village Bay this evening. This was later identified as a Common Redstart.

Gallan Head, Isle of Lewis
Five Sooty Shearwaters flew past between 11:00 and 14:00

Lochmaddy, North Uist
A Leach's Petrel and 10 Storm Petrels were seen from the Lochmaddy - Uig ferry this morning

Aird an Runair, North Uist
4 Common Scoter flew north plus 70 Black-tailed Godwits were in the area. 50 Black-tailed Godwits were nearby at at Loch na Reivil

Loch Mor, Baleshare
A Pink-footed Goose was seen there today