• 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

Rookeries

OHB Admin

Head Geek
Staff member
Information received from Roger Hicks:-

I have been organising a rookery survey in Bedfordshire since 2013. I have recently launched a rookery website which can be viewed at www.rookeries.uk

It includes all the data from the recent and historic Bedfordshire surveys plus other personal observations as well as survey data gleaned from the web and other sources.

I was hoping there might be others interested in Rooks and Rookeries in your society who would be interested in the website and could let me know what they think. I would also welcome any feedback on the website as a whole, good or bad and if you have any ideas for improving it. It has only recently 'gone live', so there may still be some teething issues, so please let me know if you run into any problems.

You can view most of the data without logging in. You need to register in order to get a log-in, this produces an activation email (sent to your email address). Clicking on the link in this email activates your log-in. Once logged in, you can add and subsequently amend or delete data.

I am also trying to build a bibliography of local rookery surveys, so any references to rookery surveys in Outer Hebrides, e.g. in the annual report, would be appreciated.
 
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