• 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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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