Common loons by Veiðivötn lakes in the highlands.

Floating Nest to Be Installed for Loon

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Looking majestic.

Fabulous Gyrfalcon Delights Photographer

17 Jan Photographer Alex Máni Guðríðarson, who specializes in photographing birds, had the good fortune at the beginning of the year to spot a gyrfalcon by Hlíðarvatn lake in Selvogur, Southwest Iceland.

Will Bird Flu Spread to Iceland?

9 Jan Bird flu, or avian influenza, is spreading fast in Europe and, as a result, there is a phase one alert in Iceland.

Krýsuvíkurbjarg cilffs.

Better View of 34 Species of Birds

10 Nov In the future, you may be able to get a chance to see the guillemots and black-legged kittiwakes of Krýsuvíkurbjarg cliffs, on the south side of the Reykjanes peninsula, up close.

The European golden plover holds a clear lead.

Will Golden Plover Get Majority of Votes?

4 Nov An election is underway in Iceland these days.

Dangerous Conditions for Ptarmigan Hunters

2 Nov The weather gods are not cooperating with ptarmigan hunters, and health authorities in Iceland advise them not to travel.

White-tailed eagle.

Adventurous Eaglets Delight Researchers

11 Oct This year has been exceptionally good for the white-tailed eagle in Iceland.

The collared pratincole.

Tiny Visitor Gets Attention

4 Jul A tiny visitor, never seen in Iceland before and not subject to any sort of testing at the border, has made a landing in Garður on the Reykjanes peninsula.

Horned grebe.

From Shooting Birds to Shooting Photos

7 Jun The horned grebes, a.k.a. Slavonian grebes (Podiceps auritus), on Vífilsstaðavatn, near Reykjavík, are busy these days.

Soon to Be Family of Seven

30 May This pair of whooper swans (cygnus cygnus) is getting ready for its eggs to hatch.

A common murre, drenched in oil, left, and after being cleaned by Sea Life Trust.

Oil Pollution May Stem from Shipwreck

7 May Fuel oil pollution, which has killed numerous birds on the south shore of Iceland and on the shore of Vestmannaeyjar islands, is possibly under the surface of the ocean.

Carcasses at Stafnes point, Heimaey island.

Oil-Covered Carcasses of Birds Puzzle Islanders

4 May Numerous oil-covered carcasses of birds have recently been discovered on Vestmannaeyjar islands, and no one knows why.

Good at posing.

Owl Makes Unexpected Landing by Arnarnes Home

10 Apr People don’t get many visits these days, but Gísli Árni Gíslason got a welcome surprise visit last Sunday.

COVID-19-Concerned Geese?

4 Apr A group of geese, spotted by readers of mbl.is 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 2020 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 2020 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.

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