Yellow warbler, during a stopover in Iceland.

Rarely-Seen Visitors Spotted in Iceland

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Brants, flying over Seltjarnarnes, near Reykjavík.

On-Time Departure, Plus or Minus a Day

16 Sep Flocks of brants, a.k.a. brent geese (Branta bernicla), have been spotted in the western part of Iceland recently.

Gloves can be handy.

Children Save Lives of Lost Pufflings

22 Aug The season most cherished by the children of Vestmannaeyjar islands has started.

Sale of Down Is Up

24 Jun “I’m very optimistic.”

Common loons by Veiðivötn lakes in the highlands.

Floating Nest to Be Installed for Loon

21 Feb There are plans to install a floating nest or platform in Vantsdalsvatn lake.

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 2020 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 2020 An election is underway in Iceland these days.

Dangerous Conditions for Ptarmigan Hunters

2 Nov 2020 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 2020 This year has been exceptionally good for the white-tailed eagle in Iceland.

The collared pratincole.

Tiny Visitor Gets Attention

4 Jul 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Numerous oil-covered carcasses of birds have recently been discovered on Vestmannaeyjar islands, and no one knows why.


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