• 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, 6th September 2021. Updated throughout the day

Gallan Head, Isle of Lewis
A ****Fea's / Desertas Petrel**** flew past there this morning. Also 8 Sooty Shearwaters and 9 Storm Petrels flew past between 08:10-10:20

Back, Isle of Lewis
Five Whooper Swans were behind the football pitch today, believed to be new arrivals

Sound of Taransay, Isle of Harris
155 Common Scoters were there this morning

Balranald, North Uist
121 Black-tailed Godwits were on the reserve today

The Range, South Uist
22 Black-tailed Godwits were at Eochar and 54 were in the south-west corner of Loch Bee

Howmore, Isle of South Uist
60+ Blaclk-tailed Godwits were there this evening

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Colour ringed Sanderling, Gress beach
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