Traveling in Iceland

A total of 12 species is included.

Traveling in Iceland, 2015:

2015-05-01 - 2015-06-20 in Iceland
We especially looked forward to seeing puffins for the first time, but were attacked by skua, threatened by other birds with young to protect, and at Lake Myvatn saw ducks that I only years later saw and learned the names of in Switzerland!

Little tern / Zwergseeschwalbe (Sternula albifrons)

Alternate classification: Sterna albifrons

Little Tern, Reykjavik, Iceland. 2015-05-29 11.18.30 Iceland Profile Wikipedia eBird Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU

Common whooper / Singschwan (Cygnus cygnus)

Also known as: Whooper swan

Whooper swans, Iceland. 2015-06-03 16.01.12 Iceland Profile Wikipedia eBird Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Audubon Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU


Whooper swan, Iceland. 2015-06-03 16.01.16 Iceland

White wagtail / Bachstelze (Motacilla alba)


White wagtail in Iceland - I wouldnt have thought they live in Fehraltorf, Liguria AND these barren landscapes. 2015-06-05 11.05.32 Iceland Profile Wikipedia eBird Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Audubon Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU

Red-crested pochard / Kolbenente (Netta rufina)


Kolbenente und millionen Insekten, Island. 2015-06-05 11.18.22 Iceland Profile Wikipedia eBird Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Xeno-Canto NABU

Tufted duck / Reiherente (Aythya fuligula)

Alternate classification: Anas fuligula

Reiherenten und Kolbenente und millionen Insekten, Island. 2015-06-05 11.18.30 Iceland Profile Wikipedia eBird Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU

Common goldeneye / Schellente (Bucephala clangula)

Alternate classification: Anas clangula

Schellenten, Myvatn, Iceland. 2015-06-05 11.20.16 Iceland Profile Wikipedia eBird Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Audubon Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU

Horned grebe / Ohrentaucher (Podiceps auritus)


Horned grebe, Myvatn, Iceland. 2015-06-05 11.22.28 Iceland Profile Wikipedia eBird Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Audubon Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU

Redwing / Rotdrossel (Turdus iliacus)


Redwing by Myvatn, Iceland. 2015-06-05 11.33.54 Iceland Profile Wikipedia Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU


Redwing, Myvatn, Iceland. 2015-06-05 11.33.58 Iceland

Common goldeneye / Schellente (Bucephala clangula)

Alternate classification: Anas clangula

Schellenten Paar, Myvatn, Island. 2015-06-05 11.37.54 Iceland Profile Wikipedia eBird Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Audubon Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU

Common eider / Eiderente (Somateria mollissima)

Alternate classification: Somateria mollisima

Eiderenten, Iceland. 2015-06-09 13.46.52 Iceland Profile Wikipedia eBird Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Audubon Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU

Eurasian oystercatcher / Austernfischer (Haematopus ostralegus)


Eurasian oystercatcher, Iceland. 2015-06-09 14.04.38 Iceland Profile Wikipedia eBird Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU


Eurasian oystercatcher, Iceland. 2015-06-09 14.05.20 Iceland


Eurasian oystercatcher, Iceland. 2015-06-09 14.05.28 Iceland

Great skua / Skua (Stercorarius skua)

Alternate classification: Stercorarius skua skua

Arctic Skua, Ingólfshöfði Nature Reserve. 2015-06-10 14.25.36 Iceland Profile Wikipedia eBird Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Audubon Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU


Arctic Skua, defending its nest. 2015-06-10 14.32.52 Iceland

Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica)


Puffin landing with waves. 2015-06-10 15.09.42 Iceland Profile Wikipedia eBird Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Audubon Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU


Puffin landing. 2015-06-10 15.10.10 Iceland

Great skua / Skua (Stercorarius skua)

Alternate classification: Stercorarius skua skua

Our guide raises his arm, which results in the Arctic Skua keeping a safe distance. 2015-06-10 15.13.04 Iceland Profile Wikipedia eBird Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Audubon Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU