Traveling in Iceland

Birds we saw on vacation in Iceland

Traveling in Iceland, 2015:



Little Tern, Reykjavik, Iceland. Source: OWN 2015-05-29 11.18.30 Iceland

Common whooper / Singschwan (Cygnus cygnus)


Whooper swans, Iceland. Source: OWN 2015-06-03 16.01.12 Iceland Profile Wikipedia Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU


Whooper swan, Iceland. Source: OWN 2015-06-03 16.01.16 Iceland

White Wagtail / Bachstelze (Motacilla alba)

Also known as: White wagtail

White wagtail in Iceland - who knew? Source: OWN 2015-06-05 11.05.32 Iceland Profile Wikipedia Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU

Red-crested pochard / Kolbenente (Netta rufina)


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

Tufted duck / Reiherente (Aythya fuligula)

Alternate classification: Anas fuligula

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

Common goldeneye / Schellente (Bucephala clangula)

Alternate classification: Anas clangula

Schellenten, Myvatn, Iceland. Source: OWN 2015-06-05 11.20.16 Iceland Profile Wikipedia Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU

Horned grebe / Ohrentaucher (Podiceps auritus)


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

Redwing / Rotdrossel (Turdus iliacus)


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


Redwing, Myvatn, Iceland. Source: OWN 2015-06-05 11.33.58 Iceland

Common goldeneye / Schellente (Bucephala clangula)

Alternate classification: Anas clangula

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

Common eider / Eiderente (Somateria mollissima)

Alternate classification: Somateria mollisima

Eiderenten, Iceland. Source: OWN 2015-06-09 13.46.52 Iceland Profile Wikipedia Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU

Eurasian oystercatcher / Austernfischer (Haematopus ostralegus)


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


Eurasian oystercatcher, Iceland. Source: OWN 2015-06-09 14.05.20 Iceland


Eurasian oystercatcher, Iceland. Source: OWN 2015-06-09 14.05.28 Iceland

Great skua / Skua (Stercorarius skua)

Alternate classification: Stercorarius skua skua

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


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

Atlantic puffin / Papageitaucher (Fratercula arctica)


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


Puffin landing. Source: OWN 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. Source: OWN 2015-06-10 15.13.04 Iceland Profile Wikipedia Vogelwarte BirdLife ZH Xeno-Canto BirdID NABU