• 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, 7th June 2020. Updated throughout the day

Lionel, Isle of Lewis
A Rose-coloured Starling was seen on the machair this morning.

Knockaird, Isle of Lewis
Late news of two Rose-coloured Starlings seen in the township yesterday

Ballantrushal, Isle of Lewis
Late news one Rose-coloured Starling seen in the township yesterday

Claddach Baleshare, North Uist
A Whitethroat was seen there today

Stinky Bay, Benbecula
The Glaucous Gull was again seen there and four Black-tailed Godwits were at the north end of Loch Mor

Carnan, South Uist
A Common Redpoll was still visiting a garden there

Ardivachar, South Uist
A Long-tailed Skua flew north at at 11:52 today. Circa 240 Bar-tailed Godwits, 600 Sanderling, 430 Dunlin and three Little Terns were also there.
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Eyes and Ears Everywhere
It's not everyday a Corncrake pays you a vist - seen in a Lewis garden earlier today :)



Photos courtesy of and (c) Keith Anderson