• 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

Wader recoveries and controls

YvonneB

OH Bird Recorder
As most of you probably know, the Highland Ringing Group have a trip over here each year during May when they target waders. Hugh Insley is very good at letting me know the results of any ringed birds that they have caught, he also lets me know about birds ringed here in the Uists that have been seen/trapped elsewhere.

Sanderling, ring no. 8109550
First ringed in Iceland 22/05/2016, recaptured 07/05/2017 at Ardivachar, South Uist. See map
350 days, 1110km, 132'SE

Dunlin, ring no. D51444
First ringed in Portugal 10/12/2016, recaptured 11/05/2017 at Ardivachar, South Uist. See map
152 days, 1921km, 4'N

Dunlin, ring no. BT50391
First ringed at Ardivachar, South Uist 08/05/2015, recaptured 04/05/2016 at Moeze, Charente Maritime, France. See map
362 days, 1349km, 162'SSE

Dunlin, ring no. BT39803
First ringed at Ardivachar, South Uist 09/05/2013, recaptured 04/05/2016 at Moeze, Charente Maritime, France. See map
1091 days, 1349km, 162'SSE

Sanderling, ring no. NT91567
First ringed at Hayling Bay, Hampshire 18/09/2013, recaptured 11/05/2017 at Ardivachar, South Uist. See map
1331 days, 845km, 331'NNW

Dunlin, ring no. NB00609
First ringed at Swanbister, Orphir, Orkney 02/09/2008, recaptured 08/05/2017 at Ardivachar, South Uist. See map
3170days, 303km, 236'WSW
Wow - nearly nine years!
 
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