Recent Sightings

Please send your sightings to Jim Dickson (Argyll Bird Recorder) to: 

 Posts on this page are for scarce & rare sightings. Descriptions will be required for species listed by the Argyll, Scottish & British rare bird committees prior to their acceptance. Rare bird forms are available from Jim.

The Argyll Bird Club has a Facebook group if you wish to post your own sightings and photographs for all other reports.  In addition, please submit any relevant records to BTO BirdTrack or the Argyll bird recording system. Contact Malcolm Chattwood email:

The 2020 Argyll Bird Report PDF (please click): ARGYLL BIRD REPORT 32 2020 


Recent Reports of Scarce & Rare Sightings 2022


18th January

MID-ARGYLL: A second-winter (3cy) YELLOW-LEGGED GULL was at the head of Loch Gilp 10-10.30 this morning then flew off south (Jim Dickson).

3cy YELLOW-LEGGED GULL – Loch Gilp, Mid-Argyll 18 Jan (Jim Dickson).

17th January

MID-ARGYLL: A first-winter (2cy) LITTLE GULL at the head of Loch Gilp this afternoon (Jim Dickson/David Jardine).

10th January

COWAL: A LITTLE AUK was found alive in a garden at the head of Loch Striven, then returned to the loch (G & D Kirby). One was also seen flyby at Sorobaidh Bay TIREE yesterday (John Bowler).

6th January

TIREE: A SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF at Balephuil today (John Bowler).

5th January

TIREE: Three (1m, 2ff) RING-NECKED DUCK at Loch Bhasapol and another (1cy male) at Loch a’ Phuill (John Bowler).

3rd January

ISLAY: Still 3 first-winter (2cy) LESSER SCAUP on Loch Skerrols today (Phil Edwards).

1st January

Happy New Year! Hopefully a great year of birdwatching to come. Please continue to contact us with any relevant reports and send your records (for 2021 if still to complete) and regularly for 2022 either using the Argyll system (from Malcolm) or uploading to BTO BirdTrack. Also – you can post regular sightings and items of interest on the ABC Facebook group.