• 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

RSPB Vacancy - Uist

OHB Admin

Head Geek
Staff member
RSPB Field Officer Uist Reserves

Salary £16,504 to £17,880 per annum pro rata

Based on Islands of Uist

We are seeking a dynamic and organised person with a keen interest in wildlife to join our small team doing big things for some of the UK's rarest species and habitats. The Uist reserve suite covers a range of habitats, machair coastal grasslands, tidal strands, fresh water lochs, croftlands and moor across the islands of North and South Uist, Benbecula and Barra. You will work with thousands of breeding waders, corncrakes, farmland finches and birds of prey, assisting with biodiversity monitoring across the islands and tourist information on the reserves.

You will need to be a good team player who is good at communicating with internal and external stakeholders; you will also be able to lone work and use your initiative at times to solve problems. Night and early morning work will be required. This part-time fixed term contract of 18.5 hours per week will run April – September.

Closing date: 14 March 2017. Interview date: 4 April 2017.

For further information and to download an application pack please visit our website www.rspb.org.uk, email nsro@rspb.org.uk, or call 01463 715000.