• 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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Info 9th November 2017 - Six Months in Manitoba, from Prairie to Tundra

OHB Admin

Head Geek
Staff member
Curracag, the Outer Hebrides natural History Society are holding a series of monthly talks over the winter period. This month's talk is by @YvonneB and is about her time spent in Canada working for the University of Manitoba running the Delta Marsh Bird Observatory. Yvonne also had the opportunity during her six month stay to explore other parts of Manitoba including the prairies and travelled up to Churchill on the Hudson Bay.
Details below:-