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Last update... 18 August 2016, 15:00

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Thu, 18 August 2016:
The adult Little Stint Calidris minuta is still at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 17 August 2016:
An adult Little Stint Calidris minuta was found at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 14 August 2016:
The adult Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 13 August 2016:
The adult Rosy Starling Pastor roseus remains at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 12 August 2016:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea remains at Fjallahöfn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 10 August 2016:
Three Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus remain at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 9 August 2016:
Up to ten Great Shearwaters Puffinus gravis about 40 nm off Patreksfjörður (NW) and at least two south of Vestmannaeyjar (S). Seven Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus also south of Vestmannaeyjar (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 8 August 2016:
At least two Great Shearwaters Puffinus gravis were seen 40 nm off Patreksfjörður (NW) and another two were off Ritur (NW). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus remains at Höfn (SE). An adult Rosy Starling Pastor roseus was found at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 7 August 2016:
A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 6 August 2016:
A female Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri and three drake King Eiders Somateria spectabilis are by Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). Two drake (adult and 2cy) Surf Scoters Melanitta perspicillata and a drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca are still at Þvottárskriður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 27 July 2016:
Single Sooty Shearwaters Puffinus griseus off Landeyjahöfn (S) and Grindavík (SW). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini was seen at Jökulsárlón (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 24 July 2016:
One Common Swift Apus apus at Grímsey (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 23 July 2016:
An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Mýrarvatn/Reykjahverfi (NE). One drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 22 July 2016:
A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 20 July 2016:
One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Skógar (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 19 July 2016:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea remains at Fjallahöfn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 18 July 2016:
One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 17 July 2016:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea remains at Fjallahöfn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 16 July 2016:
The adult Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica remains at Fljót (N) - 1st for Iceland.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 15 July 2016:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea remains at Fjallahöfn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 14 July 2016:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Vestmannsvatn (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 13 July 2016:
A first-summer drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Borðeyri/Hrútafjörður (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 12 July 2016:
The adult Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica remains at Fljót (N) - 1st for Iceland.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 11 July 2016:
The adult Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica remains at Fljót (N) - 1st for Iceland. One drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 10 July 2016:
The adult Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica remains at Fljót (N) - 1st for Iceland. Two drakes Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Þvottárskriður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 9 July 2016:
The adult Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica remains at Fljót (N) - 1st for Iceland. Two drakes Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Þvottárskriður (E). One Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus at Faxaflói (SW). One Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Hólmur/Mýrar (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 8 July 2016:
An adult Black-throated Diver Gavia arctica was found at Fljót (N) - 1st for Iceland. One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 7 July 2016:
An adult Red-necked Grebe Podiceps grisegena is near Þórshöfn (NE). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Sigurðarstaðavatn/Melrakkaslétta (NE). A first-summer drake and female King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Borðeyri/Hrútafjörður (NW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Fjallahöfn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus at Rauðinúpur/Melrakkaslétta (NE). One Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 6 July 2016:
One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 4 July 2016:
A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca and three drakes Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Þvottárskriður (E). One Sabine's Gull Xema sabini at Þorlákshöfn (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 2 July 2016:
A first-summer Bewick's Swan Cygnus columbianus bewickii is near Hlíð/Langanes (NE). A first-summer drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Borðeyri/Hrútafjörður (NW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 30 June 2016:
A Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis was reported from Garðskagi (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Fjallahöfn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Stafnes/Miðnes (SW). One Common Swift Apus apus at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 29 June 2016:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Fjallahöfn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Stafnes/Miðnes (SW). A Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra was heard calling at Ásbyrgi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 28 June 2016:
One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 27 June 2016:
One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Common Swift Apus apus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 26 June 2016:
An adult Laughing Gull Larus atricilla was found at Langavatn/Staðarsveit (W) and later relocated at nearby Garðar.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 25 June 2016:
An adult White-billed Diver Gavia adamsii was reported from Hesteyri/Jökulfirðir (NW) - 3rd for Iceland if accepted. Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). A male Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Grímsey (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 24 June 2016:
Single drakes American Wigeon Anas americana at Elliðavatn (SW) and Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). One Common Swift Apus apus at Grímsey (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 23 June 2016:
A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca and two drakes Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Þvottárskriður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 22 June 2016:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana remains at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). Three Common Pochards Aythya ferina at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Fjallahöfn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 21 June 2016:
Three Canada Geese Branta canadensis still at Rif (W). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Stokkseyri (S). A first-summer (2cy) drake and a female King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Borðeyri/Hrútafjörður (NW) with another drake at Dýrafjörður (NW). A female Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus was seen at Hólavallagarður cemetary/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 20 June 2016:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Fitjatjörn/Miðnes (SW) and three still at Rif (W). Single drakes American Wigeon Anas americana at Álftavogur/Mývatn and Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). Three Common Pochards Aythya ferina also at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Fjallahöfn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 19 June 2016:
Single drakes American Wigeon Anas americana at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE) and Stokkseyri (S). Seven Common Pochards Aythya ferina at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Ölfusárós (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 18 June 2016:
A first-summer (2cy) drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Borðeyri/Hrútafjörður (NW). A Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto is still at Hvolsvöllur (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 17 June 2016:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana and two Common Pochards Aythya ferina at Lake Mývatn (NE). Single drakes King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Önundarfjörður (NW) and Óseyrartangi (SW). A Black Tern Chlidonias niger remains at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). A Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto is still at Hvolsvöllur (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 15 June 2016:
Three Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Rif (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 14 June 2016:
An adult Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Breiðamerkursandur (SE). At least one Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 13 June 2016:
A Great White Egret Egretta alba remains at Djúpivogur (E) - 4th for Iceland. A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca and two drakes Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Þvottárskriður (E). A Black Tern Chlidonias niger was seen at Jökulsárlón (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 12 June 2016:
A Great White Egret Egretta alba was reported from Djúpivogur (E) - 4th for Iceland. A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Reykjahlíð/Lake Mývatn (NE). A first-summer (2cy) drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Borðeyri/Hrútafjörður (NW). A female/first-summer drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca is at Landeyjarhöfn (S). A drake Smew Mergus albellus is still at Kross/Fell (E). A Ruff Philomachus pugnax was seen at Tungugrafarvogar/Steingrímsfjörður (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 11 June 2016:
A first-summer Bewick's Swan Cygnus columbianus bewickii was seen near Lambanes/Langanes (NE). Single drakes Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis remains at Sandur/Aðaldalur (NE) and Kleifarvatn (SW). A Black Tern Chlidonias niger remains at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 10 June 2016:
A first-summer Bewick's Swan Cygnus columbianus bewickii was seen near Lambanes/Langanes (NE). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis remains at Sandur/Aðaldalur (NE). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini was seen 74 km inland at Suðurá river near Svartárkot (NE). A Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto was seen at Hvolsvöllur (S). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni was seen at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 9 June 2016:
Two Canada Geese Branta canadensis near Öndverðarnes (W). A first-summer (2cy) drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis was seen at Hrísey (N). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini remains at Skjálfandi bay (NE). A first-summer (2cy) Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Öndverðarnes (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 8 June 2016:
A Canada Goose Branta canadensis was reported from Rif (W). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is still near Vestmannsvatn/Reykjadalur (NE). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis again at Sandur/Aðaldalur (NE). An adult drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Þvottárskriður (E). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini was found at Húsavík (NE). Single Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Raufarhöfn (NE) and Garðaholt/Garðabær (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 7 June 2016:
A male European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus was reported from Hofstaðir/Mýrar (W). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is still near Vestmannsvatn/Reykjadalur (NE). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Vaglaskógur (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 6 June 2016:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is still near Vestmannsvatn/Reykjadalur (NE). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Sandur/Aðaldalur (NE). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Akureyri (N). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Kálfaströnd/Lake Mývatn (NE). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini remains at Skjálfandi (NE). A first-summer (2cy) Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus was seen at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus were seen by Saltvík near Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 5 June 2016:
Single Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Heimaey (S) and Rif (W). An adult drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax is at Reistarnes/Melrakkaslétta (NE). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini remains at Skjálfandi (NE). A Black Tern Chlidonias niger remains at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Ólafsvík (W). A singing Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus was reported from Borgarnes (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 4 June 2016:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is still near Vestmannsvatn/Reykjadalur (NE) while another was reported from Grenjaðarstaður/Aðaldalur (NE). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis was seen by Kleifarvatn (SW). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax is at Reistarnes/Melrakkaslétta (NE). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini was seen at Skjálfandi (NE). A Black Tern Chlidonias niger remains at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 3 June 2016:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). A Canada Goose Branta canadensis was reported from Hvítárvellir/Andakíll (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is still near Vestmannsvatn/Reykjadalur (NE). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Djúpivogur (E). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax still at Bjarnanesrot/Nes (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Látrabjarg (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 2 June 2016:
A Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Lake Mývatn (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 1 June 2016:
A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini at Jökulsárlón (SE). One Common House Martin Delichon urbicum at Elliðaárdalur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 31 May 2016:
A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina near Kálfaströnd/Lake Mývatn (NE). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris remains at Vífilsstaðavatn (SW). A first-summer (2cy) drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata was seen at Skarðsvík/Snæfellsnes (W). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Stafafell/Lón (SE). A Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus was seen briefly at Gegnisvík/Melrakkaslétta (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 30 May 2016:
A Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata remains at Búrfellshraun/Mývatnsöræfi (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A drake Smew Mergellus albellus was seen again by Setberg/Fell (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 29 May 2016:
Two Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Kálfafell/Fljótshverfi (S). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Álar/Mývatn (NE). An adult drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Skjálftavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A Black Tern Chlidonias niger remains at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). Seven Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Heimaey (S), two at Elliðavatn (SW) and two at Þingvellir (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 28 May 2016:
A Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata remains at Búrfellshraun/Mývatnsöræfi (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). A Dark-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla berncial is still at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana was seen near Vestmannsvatn/Reykjadalur (NE). A drake Garganey Anas querquedula is at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A drake Smew Mergellus albellus was seen by Setberg/Fell (E). Two Pomarine Skuas Stercorarius pomarinus at Landeyjahöfn (S). A Black Tern Chlidonias niger remains at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). At least nine Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica and a Common House Martin Delichon urbicum at Heimaey (S). Three Barn Swallows at Grindavík (SW). Two Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Fossvogur's cemetary/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 27 May 2016:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Rauðavatn/Reykjavík (SW). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Grímsey (N). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini is at Höfn (SE). At least nine Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica and a Common House Martin Delichon urbicum at Heimaey (S). A singing first-summer male Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus is at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 26 May 2016:
A Dark-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla berncial is at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). A drake Garganey Anas querquedula still at Stórulaugar/Reykjadalur (NE). One Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola still at Sandgerði (SW). A Black Tern Chlidonias niger has been at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE) for several days now. One Sand Martin Riparia riparia at Höfn (SE). Nine Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica Heimaey (S). Single Common House Martins Delichon urbicum at Heimaey (S) and Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 25 May 2016:
A Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata remains at Búrfellshraun/Mývatnsöræfi (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. One Bewick's Swan Cygnus columbianus bewickii at Egilsstaðir (E). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). At least five Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica and one Common House Martin Delichon urbicum at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 24 May 2016:
A first-summer Bewick's Swan Cygnus columbianus bewickii was seen at Finnafjörður (NE). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina still at Ástjörn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A singing Hoopoe Upupa epops was reported from Kirkjubæjarklaustur (S). A first-summer Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus was seen at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 23 May 2016:
A Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata remains at Búrfellshraun/Mývatnsöræfi (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. Single drakes Garganey Anas querquedula at Sandur/Aðaldalur (NE) and Stórulaugar/Reykjadalur (NE). Single drakes Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Ástjörn/Kelduhverfi (NE) and Vestmannsvatn (NE). A drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata was seen at Syðriflói/Mývatn (NE). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Skjálftavatn (NE) where there was also a Common Coot Fulica atra. Two adult Little Gulls Hydrocoloeus minutus at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 22 May 2016:
An adult Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola is at Sandgerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 21 May 2016:
A Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata remains at Búrfellshraun/Mývatnsöræfi (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A first-summer Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus was seen at Kasthúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW). Seven Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica were reported from Sandgerði (SW). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni is at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 20 May 2016:
A Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata remains at Búrfellshraun/Mývatnsöræfi (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is again at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Two drakes Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). A Common Crane Grus grus remains at Ásgarður/Reykholtsdalur (SW). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni is at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 19 May 2016:
A Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata was found at Búrfellshraun/Mývatnsöræfi (NE) - 2nd for Iceland. A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina is at Hrísatjörn/Svarfaðardalur (N). A Common Crane Grus grus was found at Ásgarður/Reykholtsdalur (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 18 May 2016:
A female Steller's Eider Polysticta stelleri was reported from Miðfjörður/Bakkaflói (NE). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea was seen at Vatnshamravatn/Hvanneyri (SW). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni is at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 17 May 2016:
A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris remains at Vífilsstaðavatn (SW). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea was seen at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). A Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola near Grjótnes/Melrakkaslétta (NE). A Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea was found at Höskuldarnes/Melrakkaslétta (NE). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni is at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 16 May 2016:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). A Grey Heron Ardea cinerea was seen at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). The Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos is still at Breiðabólsstaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW) along with a first-summer Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 15 May 2016:
A Dark-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla bernicla was seen at Álftanes (SW). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris remains at Vífilsstaðavatn (SW). The Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos is still at Breiðabólsstaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). One adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 14 May 2016:
A Canada Goose Branta canadensis remains at Laxamýri/Reykjahverfi (NE). A Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola was seen at Fuglavík/Miðnes (SW). The Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos is still at Breiðabólsstaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). One adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 13 May 2016:
A Canada Goose Branta canadensis remains at Laxamýri/Reykjahverfi (NE). The Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos is still at Breiðabólsstaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 12 May 2016:
A Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla was found at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW) - 12th for Iceland and the first in spring. A Black Brant Branta bernicla nigricans is at Álftanes (SW) where the Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos and two Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes remain. A Common Coot Fulica atra remains at Vogar/Vatnsleysuströnd (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 11 May 2016:
The Ross's Goose Anser rossii remains by Laxamýri/Reykjahverfi (NE). A Dark-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla bernicla was seen at Álftanes (SW). Single drakes Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Bakkatjörn/Seltjarnarnes (SW) and Urriðakotsvatn (SW). The Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos and Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes are still at Breiðabólsstaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW) with the other Lesser Yellowlegs at Kasthúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW). A Common Coot Fulica atra was found at Vogar/Vatnsleysuströnd (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 10 May 2016:
The Ross's Goose Anser rossii and Canada Goose Branta canadensis remain at Laxamýri/Reykjahverfi (NE) - photos confirm that this Ross's Goose is the same as in Skagafjörður (N) on 5-8 May and Flói (S) on 11-12 April! A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina still at Hæðargarðsvatn/Landbrot (S). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris remains at Vífilsstaðavatn (SW). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis was seen at Hestfjörður (NW). Single Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes are still at Kasthúsatjörn/Álftanes and Breiðabólsstaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW), the latter being now joined by a Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos. Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 9 May 2016:
The Ross's Goose Anser rossii was relocated at Laxamýri/Reykjahverfi (NE) where a Canada Goose Branta canadensis was also present. The adult male Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus is again at Hrauntúnstjörn/Reykjavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Single drakes Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Álar/Mývatn (NE) and Reykjahlíð/Mývatn (NE). Single drakes Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Álar/Mývatn (NE) and Vífilsstaðavatn (SW). An unidentified egret Egretta sp. was reported from Fagurhlíð/Landbrot (S). One Common Coot Fulica atra still at Elliðaár/Reykjavík (SW). Single Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes were found at Kasthúsatjörn/Álftanes and Breiðabólsstaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 8 May 2016:
The Ross's Goose Anser rossii was still by Úlfsstaðir/Blönduhlíð (N) in the morning. A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Hryggir/Mýrdalur (S). Two drakes Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Reykjahlíð/Mývatn (NE) and one at Hæðargarðsvatn/Landbrot (S). Single drakes Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Hæðargarðsvatn/Landbrot (S), Vífilsstaðavatn (SW) and Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A hybrid drake Ring-necked x Tufted Duck Aythya collaris x fuligula is also at Hæðargarðsvatn/Landbrot (S). One Common Coot Fulica atra still at Elliðaár/Reykjavík (SW). One Common Crane Grus grus still at Kolbeinsvík/Strandir (NW). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax remains at Höfn (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Seyðisfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 7 May 2016:
The Ross's Goose Anser rossii was still by Úlfsstaðir/Blönduhlíð (N) in the morning. A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Elliðaár/Reykjavík (SW). Single Common Cranes Grus grus at Dyrhólaós/Mýrdalur (S) and Gvendarnes/Fáskrúðsfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 6 May 2016:
The Ross's Goose Anser rossii was still by Úlfsstaðir/Blönduhlíð (N) in the morning. The adult male Hooded Merganser Mergus cucullatus was seen again by Elliðavatn (SW) for the first time since 26 March. A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 5 May 2016:
A Ross's Goose Anser rossii was found at Úlfsstaðir/Blönduhlíð (N) in the morning. The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is back at Keflavík (SW). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Landeyjahöfn/A-Landeyjar (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 4 May 2016:
A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina near Landeyjahöfn (S). A first-summer (2cy) Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus was seen at Vífilsstaðavatn (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 3 May 2016:
A drake Garganey Anas querquedula at Djúpivogur (E). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Single Common Cranes Grus grus at Kolbeinsvík/Strandir (NW) and Njarðvík (E). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Siglufjörður (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 2 May 2016:
A hybrid drake American x Eurasian Wigeon Anas americana x penelope was seen at Hestgerði/Suðursveit (SE). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Bjarnanes/Nes (SE). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax is at Höfn (SE). The Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes is still at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 1 May 2016:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Bjarnanes/Nes (SE). Single drakes Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris remain at Vífilsstaðavatn (SW) and Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). One Common Crane Grus grus at Kolbeinsvík/Strandir (NW). A Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos was found at Grjótnes/Melrakkaslétta (NE). The Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes is still at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 30 April 2016:
A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina remains at Skjálftavatn (NE). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE) while another was found at Vífilsstaðavatn (SW). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Skjálftavatn (NE). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax is at Höfn (SE). A Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes was found at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). A female Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus was seen at Grjótnes/Melrakkaslétta (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 29 April 2016:
A Bewick's Swan Cygnus columbianus bewickii at Strönd/Vellir (E). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Bakkakrókur/Húsavík (NE). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Single Common Coots Fulica atra at Heimaey (S) and Strönd/Vellir (E). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax is at Höfn (SE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 28 April 2016:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Bakkakrókur/Húsavík (NE). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A hybrid drake Ring-necked x Tufted Duck Aythya collaris x fuligula is still at Akureyri (N). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). One Common Coot Fulica atra still at Heimaey (S). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 27 April 2016:
A Canada Goose Branta canadensis was reported from Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Bakkakrókur/Húsavík (NE). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Strönd/Vellir (E). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 26 April 2016:
A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 25 April 2016:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Stokkseyri (S). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 24 April 2016:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Forsæti/V-Landeyjar (S). One Common Coot Fulica atra still at Heimaey (S). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 23 April 2016:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Mýrarvatn (NE). Two drakes Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Skjálftavatn (NE). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 22 April 2016:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Skjálftavatn (NE) along with a drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina. A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A hybrid drake Ring-necked x Tufted Duck Aythya collaris x fuligula was found at Akureyri (N). Single Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N) and Skjálftavatn (NE) and two at Geiteyjarströnd/Mývatn (NE). One Common Coot Fulica atra still at Heimaey (S). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax is at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 21 April 2016:
One Common Coot Fulica atra at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 19 April 2016:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Mýrarvatn (NE). A pair of King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Hvalnes/lón (SE). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 18 April 2016:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Urriðavatn/Garðabær (SW). One 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Húsavík (NE). Two drakes Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 17 April 2016:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Urriðavatn/Garðabær (SW). One Eurasian Woodcock Scolopax rusticola at Þórsmörk (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 16 April 2016:
A pair of Steller's Eiders Polysticta stelleri was reported from Sauðaneslón/Langanes (NE). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana is at Mýrarvatn (NE). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Urriðavatn/Garðabær (SW). A first-winter drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Akureyri (N). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni was seen at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 15 April 2016:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis is at Urriðavatn/Garðabær (SW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Seyðisfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson





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