• 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

Patch Birding Yvonne's Patchwork Challenge 2020

YvonneB

OH Bird Recorder
69. Red-breasted Flycatcher

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YvonneB

OH Bird Recorder
So in 2020 I ended the year on 70 species on the patch which was 92 points. Not very good really but considering I was away from home for seven months in total (stranded in Cyprus for five months due to the Covid situation and two months in Shropshire sorting some family stuff out) I didn't think that was too terrible. Onwards to 2021...
 
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