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Last update... 3 October 2019, 13:10

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Thu, 3 October 2019:
A juvenile Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii is still at Höfn (SE) - 11th for Iceland. One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Selfoss (S). One Ruff Calidris pugnax at Garðskagi (SW). One Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla at Höfn (SE). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta still at Selfoss (S). One Sand Martin Riparia riparia at Höfn (SE). Four Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 2 October 2019:
A juvenile Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii is still at Höfn (SE) - 11th for Iceland. A juvenile Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola remains at Grindavík (SW) - 15th for Iceland. 25 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). Two White-rumped Sandpipers Calidris fuscicollis at Höfn (SE). One Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla at Höfn (SE). One Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea off Stokksnes/Nes (SE). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta still at Selfoss (S). Four Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). A male Ring Ouzel Turdus torquatus at Litlimeitill/Ölfus (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 1 October 2019:
A juvenile Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola was found at Grindavík (SW) - 15th for Iceland. Three Two-barred Crossbills Loxia leucoptera bifasciata at Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 30 September 2019:
A juvenile Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii was seen again at Höfn (SE) - 11th for Iceland. 27 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). Two Ruffs Calidris pugnax at Útskálar/Garður (SW). Six Grey Herons Ardea cinerea by Elliðavatn (SW). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Höfn (SE). Single Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE) and Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 29 September 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus at Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE) - 9th for Iceland. A Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) - 13th for Iceland. One Common Swift Apus apus reported from Hellisholt/Mýrar (SE). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). One Ruff Calidris pugnax at Kollafjörður (SW). Five Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE) and one at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Two Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Vattarnes/Reyðarfjörður (E) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and one at Stövðarfjörður (E). Single Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE) and Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE). Five Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), two at Hvammur/Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and singles at Stöðvarfjörður (E), Hvalnes/Lón (SE), Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE) and Hveragerði (SW). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE). Two Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and singles at Vöðlavík (E), Vattarnes/Reyðarfjörður (E) and Horn/Nes (SE). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Two European Pied Flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca at Höfn (SE). One Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus at Útstekkur/Reyðarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 28 September 2019:
Four Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Dilksnes/Nes (SE). Five Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Eyrarbakki (S). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Miðhús/Garður (SW) and Djúpivogur (E) and two at Seyðisfjörður (E). Five Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE) and one at Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE). One Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix at Djúpivogur (E). Five Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Stöðvarfjörður (E), three at Starmýri/Álftafjörður (E), two at Rannveigarstaðir/Álftafjörður (E) and Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E) and singles at Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Berunes/Berufjörður (E), Djúpivogur (E), Hnaukar/Álftafjörður (E), Hvalnes/Lón (SE), Vík/Lón (SE), Brekka/Lón (SE) and Skálafell/Suðursveit (SE). Single Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Núpur/Berufjörður (E) and Flugustaðir/Álftafjörður (E). At least six Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and one at Flugustaðir/Álftafjörður (E). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and singles at Stöðvarfjörður (E), Breiðdalsvík (E), Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and Kálfafellsstaður/Suðursveit (SE). Single Garden Warblers Sylvia borin at Núpur/Berufjörður (E) and Djúpivogur (E). One Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE). Single Lesser Whitethroats Sylvia curruca at Stöðvarfjörður (E), Breiðdalsvík (E), Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and Horn/Nes (SE). Single Song Thrushes Turdus philomelos at Hnaukar/Álftafjörður (E) and Höfn (SE). Single Spotted Flycatchers Muscicapa striata at Skálafell/Suðursveit (SE) and Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). Two European Pied Flycatchers Ficedula hypoleuca at Höfn (SE) and singles at Djúpivogur (E) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Whinchat Saxicola rubetra at Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 27 September 2019:
21 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). Two Ruffs Calidris pugnax at Miðhús/Garður (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Miðhús/Garður (SW). An adult Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus at Keflavík/Látrabjarg (NW). Five Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE) and singles at Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE) and Borgarhöfn/Suðursveit. One Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix at Vík/Lón (SE). Six Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus at Hvalnes/Lón (SE), two at Vík/Lón (SE) and Höfn (SE) and singles at Reyðará/Lón (SE), Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE) and Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE). Single Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Vík/Lón (SE) and Hali/Suðursveit (SE). Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Hvalnes/Lón (SE) and one at Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Horn/Nes (SE) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and three at Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE). Single Barred Warblers Sylvia nisoria at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE) and Vík/Lón (SE). One Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca at Horn/Nes (SE) and two at Reyðará/Lón (SE). One Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus reported from Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE) and Vík/Lón (SE). One European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca still at Höfn (SE). One Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus at Jaðar/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 26 September 2019:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Kópavogur (SW). A female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata and a drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Víkur/Reykjanes (SW). One Ruff Calidris pugnax at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Sandgerði (SW). Four Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). One European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 25 September 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. Two Common Swifts Apus apus at Útskálar/Garður (SW). 26 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). Three Ruffs Calidris pugnax at Garður (SW). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Sandgerði (SW). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta still at Selfoss (S). Six Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Horn/Nes (SE). One Garden Warbler Sylvia borin at Höfn (SE). One European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca also at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 24 September 2019:
Yesterday's Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta was only seen briefly at Eyrarbakki (S) today - 2nd for Iceland. Two Ruffs Calidris pugnax at Garður (SW). Six Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW). Single Little Egrets Egretta garzetta still at Elliðavatn (SW) and Selfoss (S). Five Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). One Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Horn/Nes (SE). A juvenile Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus at Eyrarbakki (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 23 September 2019:
A Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta was found at Eyrarbakki (S) - 2nd for Iceland. A Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops was seen at Höfn (SE) - 15th for Iceland. The Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio is still at Hvalnes/Lón (SE) - 17th for Iceland. Twenty Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). Two Ruffs Calidris pugnax at Garður (SW). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE) and Stokkseyri (S). Five Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus still at Vík/Lón (SE). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita still at Hvalnes/Lón (SE). One Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca still at Hvalnes/Lón (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 22 September 2019:
One Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio at Hvalnes/Lón (SE) - 17th for Iceland. Two males Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata at Silungakvísl/Reykjavík (SW). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica near Hafurbjarnarstaðir/Miðnes (SW) and the same or another at Útskálar/Garður (SW). Two Ruffs Calidris pugnax at Garður (SW). Five Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta still at Elliðavatn (SW). The autumn's first Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus at Vík/Lón (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus also at Vík/Lón (SE). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Hvalnes/Lón (SE). One Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca at Hvalnes/Lón (SE). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at Vík/Lón (SE). One Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba yarrellii at Vík/Lón (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 21 September 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A juvenile Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii was found at Höfn (SE) - 11th for Iceland. One Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus near Kolavatn/Holt (S). Five Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 20 September 2019:
Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Selfoss (S). Five Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). Four Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita were reported from Skógar (S) and another at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla reported from Skógar (S). A Garden Warbler Sylvia borin was reported from Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 19 September 2019:
One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus still and always at Selfoss (S). 26 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). Five Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea off Stokksnes/Nes (SE). Two Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW). Single Little Egrets Egretta garzetta remain at Selfoss (S) and Elliðavatn (SW). A Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita was reported from Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 18 September 2019:
Four adult Common Cranes Grus grus at Héraðssandur (E). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica remains at Útskálar/Garður (SW). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Selfoss (S). Seven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 17 September 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW). Two adult American Golden Plovers Pluvialis dominica at Ásgarður/Garður (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Elliðavatn (SW). Six Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica, two adults feeding four juveniles, at Höfn (SE). One Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva at Litla-Hlíð/Ölfus (SW), earliest record for Iceland.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 16 September 2019:
Three Canada Geese Branta canadensis were reported from Garðskagi (SW). Single adult American Golden Plovers Pluvialis dominica at Ásgarður and Útskálar/Garður (SW). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Gamla Hraun/Flói (S). Two juvenile Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla have been at Egilsstaðir (E) since 7 September.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 15 September 2019:
The long-staying drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi has returned to Keflavík (SW). Two Eurasian Collared Doves Streptopelia decaocto still at Keflavík (SW). Single adult American Golden Plovers Pluvialis dominica at Útskálar/Garður (SW) and Hafurbjarnarstaðir/Miðnes (SW). Six Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). Four Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta was found at Elliðavatn (SW). Birds reported from Skógar (S) include one Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus, several Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita, several Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla, one Garden Warbler Sylvia borin and two European Robins Erithacus rubecula.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 14 September 2019:
One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus still and always at Selfoss (S). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica remains at Útskálar/Garður (SW). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Selfoss (S). Three Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera were reported from Kirkjubæjarklaustur (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 13 September 2019:
An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica at Útskálar/Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 12 September 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A drake White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi was reported from Garðskagi (SW). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica remains at Garður (SW). 28 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Selfoss (S). Four Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 11 September 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica remains at Garður (SW). The adult Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia was relocated at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW). Several Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea off Garðskagi (SW). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 10 September 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The juvenile Tennessee Warbler Leiothlypis peregrina remains at Reykjanesviti (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica remains at Ásgarður/Garður (SW). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). An adult Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia is again at Tjörnin/Reykjavík (SW). Several Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea off Garðskagi (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 9 September 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The juvenile Tennessee Warbler Leiothlypis peregrina remains at Reykjanesviti (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. An adult Bonaparte's Gull Chroicocephalus philadelphia at Tjörnin/Reykjavík (SW). Four Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 8 September 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A juvenile Tennessee Warbler Leiothlypis peregrina was discovered at Reykjanesviti (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica remains at Ásgarður/Garður (SW). An adult Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus off Húsvík/Tjörnes (NE). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta still at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 6 September 2019:
A juvenile Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). Two adult American Golden Plovers Pluvialis dominica were reported from Garður (SW). One Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea off Stokksnes/Nes (SE). Three Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains by Akranes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 5 September 2019:
An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica is still in Garður (SW). Single Little Egrets Egretta garzetta remain at Selfoss (S) and Akranes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 4 September 2019:
An adult Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva is still reported from Garður (SW) - 5th for Iceland. One Little Egret Egretta garzetta still at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 3 September 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus was reported from Eskey/Mýrar (SE). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta still near Akranes (SW). A male Two-barred Crossbills Loxia leucoptera was reported in flight at Kirkjubæjarklaustur (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 2 September 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Akranes (SW). Two Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola reported from Sandgerði (SW). Five Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). One Ruff Calidris pugnax reported from Garðskagi (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta still near Akranes (SW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 1 September 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). 28 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Höfn (SE). Single Little Egrets Egretta garzetta at Miðhús/Garður (SW) and Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 31 August 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica at Ásgarður/Garður (SW). Seven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Fjörukot/Miðnes (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). Single Little Egrets Egretta garzetta remain at Miðhús/Garður (SW) and Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 30 August 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. One adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica at Ásgarður/Garður (SW). Single adult Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Sandgerði (SW) and Fjörukot/Miðnes (SW). Seven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). One Ruff Calidris pugnax reported from Gerðar/Garður (SW). Single Little Egrets Egretta garzetta at Miðhús/Garður (SW) and near Akranes (SW). Two Buff-bellied Pipits Anthus rubescens were reported from Stóra-Sandvík/Reykjanes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 29 August 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. An adult Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola still at Sandgerði (SW). One Ruff Calidris pugnax reported from Nesjar/Miðnes (SW). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Selfoss (S). Four Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 28 August 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. One American Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota remains at Garður (SW). One adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica in Garður (SW). Single adult Grey Plovers Pluvialis squatarola at Sandgerði (SW) and Höfn (SE). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). Two Ruffs Calidris pugnax were reported from Garður (SW). Single Little Egrets Egretta garzetta remain at Miðhús/Garður (SW) and Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 27 August 2019:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is again at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. There are now two American Cliff Swallows Petrochelidon pyrrhonota at Garður (SW) - 4-5th for Iceland. An adult Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Sandgerði (SW). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Selfoss (S). One Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Suðurnes/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 26 August 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. An adult American Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota was found at Garður (SW) - 4th for Iceland. An adult Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva is still in Garður (SW) - 5th for Iceland. One adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica at Ásgarður/Garður (SW). A Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola remains at Hafnarfjörður (SW). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Miðhús/Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 25 August 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. An adult Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva is still in Garður (SW) - 5th for Iceland. Two adult and a juvenile Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Selfoss (S). 25 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). One Ruff Calidris pugnax still at Gerðar/Garður (SW). A Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola remains at Hafnarfjörður (SW). A juvenile Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus was reported from Sandgerði (SW). Three Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus off Stokksnes/Nes (SE). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Miðhús/Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 24 August 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. One Ruff Calidris pugnax remains at Gerðar/Garður (SW). A Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola remains at Hafnarfjörður (SW). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta remains at Miðhús/Garður (SW) with another at Álfsnes/Reykjavík (SW). A Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus was reported from Miðhús/Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 23 August 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. One Ruff Calidris pugnax at Gerðar/Garður (SW). A Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola at Hafnarfjörður (SW). Two Sooty Shearwaters Ardenna grisea about 20 nm north-west off Kópanes (NW). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Three Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 22 August 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. A male Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 21 August 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Grindavík (SW). One Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Gerðar/Garður (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Staður/Grindavík (SW). An adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis at Höskuldsstaðir/Reykjadalur (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 20 August 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus also at Mógilsá (SW). Two males Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Skógar (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 19 August 2019:
The Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis remains at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Vestmannsvatn (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A fem/juv Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata at Höfn (SE). One Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 18 August 2019:
A Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis was found at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW) - 1st for Iceland. One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Kollafjörður (SW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Neskaupstaður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 17 August 2019:
One Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Sandgerði (SW). Seven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 16 August 2019:
Two Two-barred Crossbills Loxia leucoptera bifasciata at Höfn (SE) and two juveniles at Stykkishólmur (W). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). An adult Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus still at Mánárbakki/Tjörnes (NE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). One Rosy Starling Pastor roseus at Þórshöfn (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 15 August 2019:
Three Two-barred Crossbills Loxia leucoptera bifasciata at Höfn (SE), a male, female and juvenile. One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica again at Ásgarður/Garður (SW). A White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis was reported from Garðskagi (SW). An adult Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Mánárbakki/Tjörnes (NE). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfðaskógur/Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 14 August 2019:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is now at Vestmannsvatn (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. Four Two-barred Crossbills Loxia leucoptera bifasciata at Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW), three males and one juvenile. Three Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). Four Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 13 August 2019:
Four Two-barred Crossbills Loxia leucoptera bifasciata at Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW). A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE). One Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Miðhús/Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 12 August 2019:
One Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata at Höfn (SE) and two males at Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW). One Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus off Garðskagi (SW). One Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Víkingavatnsheiði/Kelduhverfi (NE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 11 August 2019:
Three males Two-barred Crossbills Loxia leucoptera bifasciata at Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW) and a juvenile at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW). Four Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Fossvogur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 10 August 2019:
Several Two-barred Crossbills Loxia leucoptera bifasciata remain at Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 9 August 2019:
Six Two-barred Crossbills Loxia leucoptera bifasciata at Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW) and a male at Höfn (SE). Four Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 8 August 2019:
Two Two-barred Crossbills Loxia leucoptera bifasciata at Höfn (SE), a male and a fem/juv, and one juvenile at Kirkjubæjarklaustur (S) - 22nd-23rd for Iceland. One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and three males at Skógar (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 7 August 2019:
Single males Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata at Höfn (SE) and Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE) - 20th-21st for Iceland. One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Kvísker/Öræfi (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 6 August 2019:
A Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola is still at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Three Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). A female Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 5 August 2019:
An adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A juvenile Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata is still at Húsavík (NE) with single males at Höfn (SE) and Krossnes/Norðurfjörður (NW, 19th for Iceland). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica again at Ásgarður/Garður (SW). A Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola is still at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Three Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Selfoss (S). One Rosy Starling Pastor roseus at Ingólfsfjörður (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 4 August 2019:
The adult male Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva is still in Garður (SW) - 5th for Iceland. A juvenile Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata at Húsavík (NE) - 18th for Iceland. An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica at Ásgarður/Garður (SW). A Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola is still at Miðhús/Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 3 August 2019:
The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Réttarfit/Fljótshlíð (S). A Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola is still at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 2 August 2019:
Single Two-barred Crossbills Loxia leucoptera bifasciata remain at Höfn (SE) and Stöðvarfjörður (E). A Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Three Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 1 August 2019:
A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata at Höfn (SE) and a female and three juveniles at Stöðvarfjörður (E) - 13-17th for Iceland. The adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica is now at Vestmannsvatn (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Three Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 31 July 2019:
A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata still at Ásbjarnarstaðir/Vatnsnes (N) - 12th for Iceland. A Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 30 July 2019:
Three Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 29 July 2019:
A male Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera bifasciata still at Ásbjarnarstaðir/Vatnsnes (N) - 12th for Iceland. Three Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Grænahlíð/Lón (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 28 July 2019:
Five Two-barred Crossbills Loxia leucoptera bifasciata at Höfn (SE) and a single male at Ásbjarnarstaðir/Vatnsnes (N) - 7-12th for Iceland. One Sabine's Gull Xema sabini near Grímsey/Steinsgrímsfjörður (NW). Three Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE) and one at Selfoss (S). Five Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 27 July 2019:
An adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A female American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica was seen at Garðskagi (SW). Six Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 26 July 2019:
Four Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One Common Swift Apus apus at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 25 July 2019:
The adult male Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva is now at Ásgarður/Garður (SW) - 5th for Iceland.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 24 July 2019:
A Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii is still at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) - 2nd for Iceland.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 23 July 2019:
A Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii is still at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. Three males Two-barred Crossbills Loxia leucoptera bifasciata were seen at Gröf/Skaftártunga (S) - 4-6th for Iceland, previous records include both subspecies leucoptera and bifasciata.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 22 July 2019:
A Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii was found at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) - 2nd for Iceland. An adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. The adult male Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva is now at Ásgarður/Garður (SW) - 5th for Iceland. One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Selfoss (S). A female Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 21 July 2019:
A second-summer (3cy) Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Hlíðarvatn/Selvogur (SW). A Black Tern Chlidonias niger remains at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 20 July 2019:
An adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. The adult male Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva is still at Útskálar/Garður (SW) - 5th for Iceland. One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 19 July 2019:
An adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. The adult male Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva is back at Útskálar/Garður (SW) - 5th for Iceland. One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 18 July 2019:
An adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Eggversvatn/Melrakkaslétta (NE). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Torfastaðir/Melrakkaslétta (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 17 July 2019:
An adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Héðinshöfði/Tjörnes (NE). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 16 July 2019:
An adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Blönduós (N). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Héðinshöfði/Tjörnes (NE). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 15 July 2019:
An adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. One Common Coot Fulica atra at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Selfoss (S). One Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 13 July 2019:
An adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. An adult Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva at Útskálar/Garður (SW) - 5th for Iceland. One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Hallormsstaðaskógur (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 12 July 2019:
An adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. An adult Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva at Útskálar/Garður (SW) - 5th for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Vestmannsvatn (NE). Two Common Coots Fulica atra at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 11 July 2019:
An adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana remains at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Blönduós (N). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). An adult Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos at Miðhús/Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 10 July 2019:
An adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana remains at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE). An adult Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis at Helgastaðir/Reykjadalur (NE). A White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucoptera is still at Kakkarvatn/Stokkseyri (S). A Black Tern Chlidonias niger remains at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 9 July 2019:
An adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica remains at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Gerði/Suðursveit (SE). A White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucoptera is still at Kakkarvatn/Stokkseyri (S). A singing male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Egilsstaðir (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 8 July 2019:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Grímsey (N). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Hön (SE). An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Snartarstaðir/Núpasveit (NE). One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto at Þöll/Hafnarfjörður (SW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 7 July 2019:
An adult Black-throated Loon Gavia arctica has returned for its second consecutive summer to Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. One Snow Goose Anser caerulescens remains at Látravík (NW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Hólkotstjörn/Reykjadalur (NE). An adult drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Þvottárskriður (E). An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Lárvaðall/Eyrarsveit (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 6 July 2019:
A singing Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Kjarnaskógur/Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 5 July 2019:
A first-summer (2cy) Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Hellnar (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 4 July 2019:
One Rosy Starling Pastor roseus at Þorlákshöfn (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 3 July 2019:
A drake Garganey Anas querquedula remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Höfði/Dýrafjörður (NW). Two Common Coots Fulica atra at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Single Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Selfoss (S) and Höfn (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Skoruvíkurbjarg (NE). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 2 July 2019:
A Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia was seen at Þorgeirsfjörður í Fjörðum (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A drake Garganey Anas querquedula remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Selfoss (S). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Selfoss (S). A singing Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Kjarnaskógur/Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 1 July 2019:
One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Hafnarnes/Nes (SE). An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Kópasker (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Selfoss (S). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson





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