• 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, 7th June 2021. Updated throughout the day

Butt of Lewis
A *Red-spotted Bluethroat* was seen there his afternoon at the base of the flagpole in the lighthouse compound. A *White-billed Diver* was reported nearby at Port Stoth

Knockaird, Isle of Lewis
The Quail was calling there this morning

North Bay, South Uist
A 2CY Glaucous Gull was on the beach at Kilaulay this afternoon

Orasay, Isle of South Uist
The 2CY Glaucous Gull was seen on rocks to the south of the causeway early afternoon

Creachan, Barra
Six Crossbills were seen there today

Castlebay, Barra
A Woodpigeon was by the football pitch
 
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