• 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

    New - now available as an ebook

BBRC Latest BBRC Decisions - May 2020


OH Bird Recorder
Western Bonelli’s Warbler 12-Sep-19 Balnabadoch, Isle of Barra

Laughing Gull 15-Oct-19 Ahmore, North Uist

Whiskered Tern 29-Sep-19 Loch na Paisg, Baleshare, North Uist

Semipalmated Sandpiper 16-Sep-19 Balgarva, South Uist

Brown Shrike 03-Nov-19 Eoligarry then Morghan, Barra

Myrtle Warbler 15-Oct-19 Callernish, North Uist

Two-barred Crossbill 06-Aug-19 Bruernish, Isle of Barra

Two-barred Crossbill (7) 28-Oct-19 Langass Woods, North Uist

Two-barred Crossbill (3) 30-Jul-19 Langass Woods, North Uist


OH Bird Recorder
More records accepted by BBRC announced today

Long-billed Dowitcher 11-Sep-19 Butt of Lewis, Isle of Lewis

Long-billed Dowitcher 15-Sep-19 The Range, Geirinis, South Uist