COVID-19-Concerned Geese?

4 Apr A group of geese, spotted by readers of in Garðabær, south of Reykjavík, over the weekend, appears to be well informed about rules on public gathering and social distancing, imposed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The crevice on Eldey island.

Crevice on Eldey Island Widens

4 Feb A crevice on Eldey – a sheer rock island, about 16 km (10 miles) southwest of the Reykjanes peninsula – has widened by about 3 cm since it was last measured a year ago.

Archive photo.

Grímsey Puffin Astonishes Scientists by Using Tool: See Video

3 Jan A puffin on Grímsey island, caught on camera using a stick to scratch its body, is featured in a new issue of the scientific journal PNAS.

President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, admiring the falcon.

Falcon Pampered by the President

30 Dec Some birds are luckier than others this Christmas.

Air-delivery of an amazing meal.

In Awe of Owls

12 Oct There are three species of owls in Iceland, and they are a rather rare sight.

The unique visitor, the common kingfisher.

Kingfisher’s First Visit to Iceland

12 Sep A kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) has been spotted by Mógilsá river in Esja mountain, Southwest Iceland.

From Seyðisfjörður.

Trouble Deep in Seyðisfjörður

7 Sep The town of Seyðisfjörður, the East Fjords, is in deep trouble – literally.

White-tailed eagle.

Eagle Population Reaches New Heights

31 Aug This has been a good summer for the Icelandic white-tailed eagle.

The scientists were surprised to find a harvestman this far from land.

Surtsey: Young and Attractive at 56

22 Jul A visit by scientists to Surtsey island July 14-18 reveals that the flora of the island is diverse and growing.

Two cruise ships visited the island on Saturday.

Spellbound Tourists on Grímsey Miss Ferry

19 Jun “There is something special about this island. Here, time is somehow irrelevant.”

The redwing in its nest, on top of the flagpole.

Best Nest on Top of Flagpole

14 Jun A couple of redwings in North Iceland may have found the safest nesting place there ever was.

One of the horned grebes on Reykjavík Pond.

Beautiful Bird on Reykjavík Pond

5 Jun Two horned grebes were spotted last week on the Pond in Reykjavík.

Eider ducks may be too weak to nest.

Eider Duck Population in Sharp Decline?

27 May “We haven’t witnessed such a situation since 1968.”

One of the Chinese birds, "inspecting" the landscape.

Chinese Puffins on Hrísey Island

25 May One hundred-fifty Chinese puffins have arrived in Hrísey island, North Iceland.

Tumi Kolbeinsson, dove enthusiast.

Bait, Status Symbol, Messenger

12 May Keeping doves used to be a status symbol in Iceland.


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