• 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

OHRC Recent OHRC decisions


OH Bird Recorder
Records of local rarities recently considered by the Outer Hebrides Records Committee

Yellowhammer - Paiblesgarry, North Uist - 10/04/2017 - Accept
Red-backed Shrike - Achmore, Lewis - 25/08/2017 - Accept
Surf Scoter - Rubha Ardvule, South Uist - 27/09/2016 to 20/10/2016 - Accept
Ring-necked Duck - Loch Shobail, Lewis - 04/04/2016 - Accept
Mediterranean Gull - North Tolsta, Lewis - 14/10/2016 - Accept
Pectoral Sandpiper - Balgarva, South Uist - 28/09/2015 to 29/09/2015 - Accept
Little Egret - Loch an t'Saile, South Uist - 14/05/2015 to 21/05/2015 - Accept
Goshawk - Snishival, South Uist - 30/04/2015 - Accept
Richard's Pipit - Loch nam Feithan, North Uist - 19/11/2014 - Accept