• Would members please give due consideration when thinking about posting information and sightings relating to Schedule 1 species during the breeding season. Records of these species can be submitted privately to the county bird recorder by email to recorder@outerhebridesbirds.org.uk or via BTO BirdTrack marked as sensitive. For updated guidance on this subject from the Rare Breeding Birds Panel please download the PDF from the Resources section

  • 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, 6th July 2020. Updated throughout the day

St. Kilda
A **Wilson's Petrel** was seen off-shore early evening, only the fourth record for Outer Hebrides

Skigersta, Isle of Lewis
Just one Rose-coloured Starling was present there today with three still at Cross

Carinish, North Uist
The Rose-coloured Starling was again visiting gardens there

Carnan, South Uist
15 Black-tailed Godwits flew south at 19:20

Loch Bee, South Uist
12 Black-tailed Godwits were on the west side of the loch

Howmore, South Uist
An Arctic Skua was seen around the river mouth today

Wilson's Petrel St Kilda 1.JPG
Wilson's Petrel (C) and courtesy of Paul Connaughton (Shearwater Wildlife Tours)
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