Birds of Iceland

This section presents information on bird species on Iceland. It is almost complete!
The bird species are organized in natural groups. This page ("entries start") can be used as a starting point.

The following species are included in this collection.

Auks group

Fulmar, Shearwater & Petrels, Shags (cormorants) and Gannets

Skua's, Gulls and Terns:
1 - Skuas, Terns and Black-headed Gull

Skua's, Gulls and Terns:
2 - Sea Gulls

waders and stilts
1: plovers and phalarope's

waders and stilts
2: sandpipers and other smaller species

waders and stilts
3: Other (larger) wader and stilt species

1: Swan and Geese

Cygnus cygnus, Whooper Swan   Cygnus cygnus
Whooper Swan
Anser anser, Greylag Goose   Anser anser
Greylag Goose
Anser brachyrhynchus, Pink-footed Goose   Anser brachy-

Pink-footed Goose
Anser albifrons, White-fronted Goose   Anser albifrons
White-fronted Goose
Branta leucopsis, Barnacle Goose   Branta leucopsis
Barnacle Goose

2: Goose-like duck (Shellduck) and dabbling ducks

3: Diving ducks

4: Fish-eating ducks, divers and grebes

Mergus serrator, Red-breasted Merganser   Mergus serrator
Red-breasted Merganser
Gavia stellata, Red-throated Diver   Gavia stellata
Red-throated Diver
Gavia immer, Great Northern Diver (Loon)   Gavia immer
Great Northern Diver (Loon)
Podiceps auritus, Slavonian Grebe   Podiceps auritus
Slavonian Grebe

Ptarmigan, birds of prey & pigeons (miscelaneous species)

Haliaeetus albicilla, Sea Eagle = White-tailed Eagle   Haliaeetus albicilla
Sea Eagle = White-tailed Eagle
Columba livia, feral pigeon   Columba livia
Feral Pigeon

Passerines: 1 (first list)

Passerines: 2 (second list)

Natural History of Iceland Site  in Dutch

Natural History of Iceland Site  Dutch