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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.

Golden plover.

One Third of World’s Golden Plovers Nests in Iceland

9 May About a third of the world’s population of golden plover nests in Iceland.

Snorri Rafnsson with his dogs in Breiðajörður fjord.

Fighting the Birds’ Furred Fiend

19 Apr “We need to protect nature against minks. We let them into the country, and we must accept responsibility.”

The puffin has made a landing in Vestmannaeyjar islands.

Puffin Arrives in Vestmannaeyjar Islands

17 Apr The puffin has arrived in Vestmannaeyjar islands.

The European golden plover has made a safe landing.

Flying in Early, Staying All Summer

2 Apr Some who fly to Iceland are unaffected by troubles in the airline industry.

Why are puffins in decline?

1 Sep 2018 “Why are puffins vanishing?”


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