Hebrides Bird Sightings Pages : Information sources
Thank-you to everyone who shares their bird sightings, their bird pictures, the information that they have found and their observations of bird behaviour.
Thanks also to those birders that I have sought further information from. All have done their best to help. There is a wealth of experience out there.
Following are some of the online sources:
The Outer Hebrides Birds Checklist is downloadable as a Word Document as well as in PDF (if on dial-up give it a couple of minutes to download) It is a great indication of what you might find and how rare it is here.
British Trust for Ornithology
Very informative A - Z of bird species and much more besides.
Robinson, R.A. (2005) BirdFacts: profiles of birds occurring in Britain & Ireland (v1.1, Jan 2006). BTO Research Report 407, BTO, Thetford
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Very informative A - Z of bird species. Includes an extensive birdcall collection.
A web-based, free content encyclopedia project.
The Wikipedia is a collaborative web site.
Very detailed information about owls.
Lots of free information on species.
Also superb subscriber services for sightings etc - if you want to see the very rare birds then a text alert subscription is highly recommended.
Rare Bird Alert
Subscriber services only.
Sightings and extensive bird information, if you want to see the very rare birds then a text alert subscription is highly recommended.
Outer Hebrides Bird Report
Published Annually by the Outer Hebrides Bird Group
The Outer Hebrides Bird Report 2005-2006 is available.
Price is £8.50 which includes p & p.
Reports are available from Brian Rabbitts, 6 Carinish, Isle of North Uist HS6 5HL
(cheques payable to Outer Hebrides Bird Report).
Read more about the Outer Hebrides Bird Report
Birds of the Outer Hebrides
ISBN 0 906664 000
Collins Bird Guide: The Most Complete Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe
Lars Svensson, Killian Mullarney, Dan Zetterstrom and Peter J Grant
Mark Cocker and Richard Mabey
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
None of the information in the bird section has been directly copied from the written sources.
My sincere apologies for any mistakes made when I have misinterpreted things and put them into my own words. Corrections are always gratefully welcomed!
Top picture Gadwall by Terry Fountain