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Last update... 27 August 2019, 07:25

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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). 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. 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

Sun, 30 June 2019:
A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis remains at Selfoss (S). A White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucoptera is still at Kakkarvatn/Stokkseyri (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 29 June 2019:
One Snow Goose Anser caerulescens at Látravatn (NW). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Húsavík (NE). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A singing Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Kjarnaskógur/Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 28 June 2019:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Gerði/Suðursveit (SE). A drake Garganey Anas querquedula remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis remains at Selfoss (S). Two Common Coots Fulica atra at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A Black Tern Chlidonias niger remains at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 27 June 2019:
A drake Garganey Anas querquedula remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Blönduós (N). One adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini at Jökulsárlón (SE). A singing Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Kjarnaskógur/Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 26 June 2019:
A hybrid drake American x Eurasian Wigeon Anas americana x penelope at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). A drake Garganey Anas querquedula remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A hybrid drake Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis was seen at Saltvík/Skjálfandi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 25 June 2019:
A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis remains at Selfoss (S). A hybrid drake American x Eurasian Wigeon Anas americana x penelope at Skútustaðir/Mývatnssveit (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Vatnsendi/Kópavogur (SW). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 24 June 2019:
An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Kolgrafafjörður (W). An immature Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus was seen at Flatey (W). One Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus near Ytra-Lón/Langanes (NE). A White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucoptera was seen at Kakkarvatn/Stokkseyri (S). A singing male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Hellisskógur/Selfoss (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 23 June 2019:
A drake Garganey Anas querquedula remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A second-summer (3cy) King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Þvottárskriður (E). A drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata also at Þvottárskriður (E). One Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Arnarstapi (W). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). A female-plumaged Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus at Hellnar (W).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 22 June 2019:
A drake Garganey Anas querquedula remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Heiðarhöfn/Langanes (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). A singing male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and a female at Hólavallakirkjugarður/Reykjavík (SW). A singing Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Kjarnaskógur/Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 21 June 2019:
A drake Garganey Anas querquedula remains at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Single Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE) and Selfoss (S). Singing males Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Hellisskógur/Selfoss (SW) (since 18 June) and Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 20 June 2019:
A drake Garganey Anas querquedula at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Straumsvík/Hafnarfjörður (SW). Three drakes Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula near Kálfaströnd/Mývatn (NE). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Tunguvötn/Landbrot (S). Single Common Coots Fulica atra at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE) and Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A Black Tern Chlidonias niger remains at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). A singing male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 19 June 2019:
A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis is at Selfoss (S). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Tunguvötn/Landbrot (S). An Osprey Pandion haliaetus was found near Þórufoss/Kjósarskarð (SW). One Sand Martin Riparia riparia at Borgarfjörður eystri (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 18 June 2019:
A drake Garganey Anas querquedula at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Straumsvík/Hafnarfjörður (SW). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Riddaragarður/Rangárvellir (S). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 17 June 2019:
An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis remains at Straumsvík/Hafnarfjörður (SW). A Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus at Garðskagi (SW). A Black Tern Chlidonias niger remains at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 16 June 2019:
A hybrid drake American x Eurasian Wigeon Anas americana x penelope at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Straumsvík/Hafnarfjörður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 15 June 2019:
The White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucoptera is at Seltjarnarnes (SW) - 18th for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Reykjahlíð/Mývatn (NE). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Hrísatjörn/Svarfaðardalur (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 14 June 2019:
An Osprey Pandion haliaetus at Brunavatn/Melrakkaslétta (NE). The White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucoptera is at Seltjarnarnes (SW) - 18th for Iceland. An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini at Jökulsárlón (SE). A singing Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 13 June 2019:
The Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris was reported again by Garðskagi (SW) - 4th for Iceland (if not last year's bird). The White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucoptera has been relocated at Seltjarnarnes (SW) - 18th for Iceland. An Osprey Pandion haliaetus was found near Kópasker (NE). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Hrísatjörn/Svarfaðardalur (N). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini off Garðskagi (SW). An adult Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Breiðamerkursandur (SE). A singing Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Skaftafell (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 12 June 2019:
A Black-browed Albatross Thalassarche melanophris was found by Garðskagi (SW) - 4th for Iceland (if not last year's bird). One Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus off Garðskagi (SW). A first-summer (2cy) Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Höfn (SE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 11 June 2019:
The White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucoptera is now at Miðhús/Garður (SW) - 18th for Iceland. A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina remains at Sigurðarstaðavatn/Slétta (NE). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Straumsvík/Hafnarfjörður (SW). The long-staying drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was now reported from Nesjar/Miðnes (SW). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Sandgerði (SW). A Little Stint Calidris minuta at Blikalón/Melrakkaslétta (NE). Single Curlew Sandpipers Calidris ferruginea at Ásmundarstaðir/Melrakkaslétta (NE) and Blikalón/Melrakkaslétta (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 10 June 2019:
The White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucoptera is now at Miðhús/Garður (SW) - 18th for Iceland. One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Hraun/Aðaldalur (NE). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Kolkuós (N). The drake Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis still at Sílalækur/Aðaldalur (NE). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Sandgerði (SW). Three Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Grænahlíð/Lón (SE). Single Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE) and Höfði/Mývatn (NE). Three Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Grænahlíð/Lón (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 9 June 2019:
The White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucoptera is now at Miðhús/Garður (SW) - 18th for Iceland. A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Flatey (W). An adult American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica at Miðhús/Garður (SW), first spring record since 1980. Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Selfoss (S) and one at Hólar/Hjaltadalur (N). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). A singing male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S). Several Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus also at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 8 June 2019:
The White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucoptera is now at Norðurkot/Miðnes (SW) - 18th for Iceland. One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Nesjar/Miðnes (SW). A Black Tern Chlidonias niger remains at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). Three Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). One Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 7 June 2019:
The White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucoptera moves between Garður and Sandgerði (SW) - 18th for Iceland. A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Sigurðarstaðavatn/Slétta (NE) and a pair at Mývatn (NE). Two adult Sabine's Gulls Xema sabini at Jökulsárlón (SE). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Flatey (W). Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 6 June 2019:
A drake Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). A drake Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis is at Sílalækur/Aðaldalur (NE) for the 2nd consecutive summer. Two adult Sabine's Gulls Xema sabini at Jökulsárlón (SE). An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Höfn (SE) and two adults at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A Black Tern Chlidonias niger is also at Víkingavatn (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfði/Mývatn (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 5 June 2019:
The White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucoptera moves between Garður and Sandgerði (SW) - 18th for Iceland. One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Grindavík (SW). A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Siglufjörður (N). One Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos at Flatey (W). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S) and one at Höfði/Mývatn (NE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Siglufjörður (N). Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). A singing male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Single Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and Stokkseyri (S). One Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 4 June 2019:
The White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucoptera moves regularly between Garður and Sandgerði (SW) - 18th for Iceland. One Little Egret Egretta garzetta near Eyrarbakki (S). One Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos at Flatey (W). Two adult Sabine's Gulls Xema sabini at Jökulsárlón (SE). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Hafnarnes/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 3 June 2019:
A White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucoptera was again at Miðhús/Garður (SW) and later relocated at Sandgerði (SW) - 18th for Iceland. One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Arfadalsvík/Grindavík (SW). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Skjálfandafljót/Aðaldalur (NE). Two adult Sabine's Gulls Xema sabini at Jökulsárlón (SE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus remains at Ísafjörður (NW). A Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW). One Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 2 June 2019:
A White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucoptera was found at Miðhús/Garður (SW) - 18th for Iceland. One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Stokkseyri (S). A female Ruff Calidris pugnax at Miklavatn/Aðaldalur (NE). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini at Jökulsárlón (SE). A Black Tern Chlidonias niger is back at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE) for its 4th consecutive summer. Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Grænahlíð/Lón (SE) and one at Höfn (SE). One Long-eared Owl Asio otus at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE) and Hlíðarvatn/Selvogur (SW) and one at Seyðisfjörður (E). Two Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Höfði/Mývatn (NE). A singing Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Kjarnaskógur/Akureyri (N). One Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni at Húsavík (NE). A European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis was found at Djúpivogur (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 1 June 2019:
Single drakes Garganey Anas querquedula at Sandgerði (SW) and Unaós/Hjaltastaðaþinghá (E). A pair of Common Pochards Aythya ferina at Mývatn (NE) and a drake at Sigurðarstaðavatn/Melrakkaslétta (NE). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini at Jökulsárlón (SE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE) and Hlíðarvatn/Selvogur (SW). Four Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and two at Höfði/Mývatn (NE). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 31 May 2019:
Two Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Stóra-Sandvík/Reykjanes (SW). Two drakes and a female Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Mývatn (NE). One Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Stóra-Sandvík/Reykjanes (SW). A 2cy Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus still at Tjörnin/Reykjavík (SW). Four Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). Two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 30 May 2019:
Four Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Stóra-Sandvík/Reykjanes (SW). Two drakes Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata near Horn/Nes (SE). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Eyvindarlækur/Aðaldalur (NE). A pair of Common Pochards Aythya ferina at Mývatn (NE). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini at Jökulsárlón (SE). A 2cy Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus still at Tjörnin/Reykjavík (SW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One House Martin Delichon urbicum at Höfn (SE). Four Bohemian Waxwings Bombycilla garrulus at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). At least two Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). A Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus was reported from Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A singing Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 29 May 2019:
Single Pomarine Skuas Stercorarius pomarinus at Faxaflói bay (SW) and Ytra-Lón/Langanes (NE). A 2cy Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus still at Tjörnin/Reykjavík (SW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Vík (S). Two House Martins Delichon urbicum at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 28 May 2019:
A 2cy Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus still at Tjörnin/Reykjavík (SW). Two House Martins Delichon urbicum at Höfn (SE). A singing Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Mógilsá/Kollafjörður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 27 May 2019:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Fuglavík/Miðnes (SW). A pair of Garganeys Anas querquedula was found at Grindavík (SW). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Múlavatn/Aðaldalur (NE). A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis still at Selfoss (S). One Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis off Garðskagi (SW). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Hrísatjörn/Svarfaðardalur (N). A male Ruff Calidris pugnax was reported from Stafnes/Miðnes (SW). Two Eurasian Woodcocks Scolopax rusticola at Heiðmörk (SW). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Blönduós (N). A male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Heimaey (S). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 26 May 2019:
A White Stork Ciconia ciconia was seen briefly at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE) - 5th for Iceland. One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Bassastaðir/Steingrímsfjörður (NW). Two drakes Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Mývatn (NE). A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis still at Selfoss (S). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Stokkseyri (S). One Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Höfn (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Heimaey (S). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE). One Eurasian Siskin Spinus spinus at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 25 May 2019:
A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis still at Selfoss (S). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Stokkseyri (S). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Selfoss (S). One House Martin Delichon urbicum at Ingólfshöfði (SE). Two males Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Húsavík (NE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Skaftafell (SE). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE) and one Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 24 May 2019:
A drake Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata at Húsavík (NE). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Single Eurasian Woodcocks Scolopax rusticola at Heiðmörk (SW) and Vaglaskógur (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Selfoss (S). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Heimaklettur/Heimaey (S). Single Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and Höfðabrekka/Mýrdalur (S). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE) and Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 23 May 2019:
A drake Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata at Sílalækur/Aðaldalur (NE). A drake Garganey Anas querquedula at Baulutjörn/Mýrar (SE). Two drakes King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Hesteyri/Hestfjörður (NW). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Flatey/Mýrar (SE). One Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus at Austurfjörur (SE). Three Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 22 May 2019:
Two drakes and a female Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Neslandatangi/Mývatn (NE). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis at Selfoss (S). Single Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Stokkseyri (S) and Leirhöfn/Melrakkaslétta (NE) and two at Selfoss (S). One Sand Martin Riparia riparia at Höfn (SE). Six Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). One House Martin Delichon urbicum at Vogur/Melrakkaslétta (NE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Raufarhöfn (NE). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Heimaey (S). Single Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and Lágafell/A-Landeyjar (S). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Þórshöfn (NE) and Selfoss (S). One Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Þórshöfn (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 21 May 2019:
Single drakes Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Ytriflói/Mývatn (NE) and Sigurðarstaðir/Melrakkaslétta (NE). A hybrid drake Ring-necked x Tufted Duck Aythya collaris x fuligula at Laugarvatn (S). Two King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Hesteyri/Hestfjörður (NW). Two drakes Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at and near Þvottárskriður (E). Two Common Coots Fulica atra at Mývatn (NE). Single Little Gulls Hydrocoloeus minutus at Höfn (SE) and Tjörnin/Reykjavík (SW). One Sand Martin Riparia riparia at Höfn (SE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Vogar/Vatnsleysuströnd (SW) and Höfn (SE) and one at Litla-Sandvík/Flói (S). Three House Martins Delichon urbicum at Heimaey (S). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). Single Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 20 May 2019:
A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Neslandatangi/Mývatn (NE). A hybrid drake Ring-necked x Tufted Duck Aythya collaris x fuligula at Laugarvatn (S). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Sand Martin Riparia riparia at Höfn (SE). Five Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE) and one at Stokkseyri (S). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at sea, 75 nm N of Grímsey (N). Single Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and Heimaey (S). One Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes still at Keflavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 19 May 2019:
A Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus remains at Njarðvík (SW) - 9th for Iceland. A Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus is still at Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E) - 14th for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Mareca americana at Vagnbrekka/Mývatn (NE). A drake Garganey Anas querquedula remains at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris was reported from Stóra-Sandvík/Reykjanes (SW). A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis was reported from Stóra-Sandvík/Reykjanes (SW). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Bangastaðavatn/Tjörnes (NE). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Kakkarvatn/Stokkseyri (S). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Rif (W). A White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis is still at Garður (SW), first spring record. One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Three Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Stafafell/Lón (SE) and one at Selfoss (S). One Sand Martin Riparia riparia at Stafafell/Lón (SE). Twelve Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfðabrekka/Mýrdalur (S), five at Njarðvík (SW), two at Höfn (SE) and singles at Brekka/Lón (SE) and Stafafell/Lón (SE). Twelve House Martins Delichon urbicum at Höfðabrekka/Mýrdalur (S), two at Heimaey (S) and Strandarkirkja/Selvogur (SW) and singles at Steinar/Eyjafjöll (S), Stafafell/Lón (SE) and Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). One Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis still at Starmýri/Álftafjörður (E). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Kerlingadalur/Mýrdalur (S). Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Hof/Öræfi (SE) and singles at Kerlingardalur/Mýrdalur (S) and at Heimaey (S). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Selfoss (S). Two Eurasian Siskins Spinus spinus at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S). One Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes still at Keflavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 18 May 2019:
A Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus remains at Njarðvík (SW) - 9th for Iceland. A Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus was found at Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E) - 14th for Iceland. A drake Garganey Anas querquedula remains at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). Two drakes Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Ytriflói/Mývatn (NE). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Helgavogur/Mývatn (NE). A White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis at Garður (SW), first spring record. Single Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Hof/Álftafjörður (E) and Selfoss (S). Seven Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Grindavík (SW), five at Höfn (SE), two at Hafranes/Reyðarfjörður (E), Friðland/Flói (S) and Stokkseyri (S) and singles at Hallskot/Flói (S) and Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). One House Martin Delichon urbicum at Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). One Common Whitethroat Sylvia communis at Starmýri/Álftafjörður (E). Three Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Krossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and singles at Stöðvarfjörður (E), Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Melrakkanes/Álftafjörður (E) and Hnaukar/Álftafjörður (E). Single Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Stöðvarfjörður (E), Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E), Askur/Djúpivogur (E) and Hvalnes/Lón (SE). Two Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Hvalnes/Lón (SE) and one at Flugustaðir/Álftafjörður (E). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Selfoss (S). One Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Keflavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 17 May 2019:
A male Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus flew past Vík/Lón (SE) - 8th for Iceland. A Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus remains at Njarðvík (SW) - 9th for Iceland. One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). One Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola at Brekka/Lón (SE). One European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur at Brekka/Lón (SE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Stafafell/Lón (SE). Single Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Hvalnes/Lón (SE) and Höfn (SE). Two Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Hvalnes/Lón (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 16 May 2019:
A Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus remains at Njarðvík (SW) - 9th for Iceland. Two drakes and a female Garganey Anas querquedula at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). One European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur at Höfn (SE). Six Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Gerðar/Garður (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 15 May 2019:
A Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus is at Njarðvík (SW) - 9th for Iceland. Two drakes and a female Garganey Anas querquedula at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata by Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SE). A Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes is still at Nesjar/Miðnes (SW). A 2cy Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus was reported from Norðurkot/Miðnes (SW). A Common Swift Apus apus was found moribund at Heimaey (S). Single Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Grindavík (SW) and Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 14 May 2019:
A drake Garganey Anas querquedula at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). A male Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Hlíðarvatn/Selvogur (SW). A Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes is still at Nesjar/Miðnes (SW). 26 Pomarine Skuas Stercorarius pomarinus at Eyrarbakki (S). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Stokkseyri (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 13 May 2019:
The Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica was seen again at Stokkseyri (S) - 3rd for Iceland. A Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii remains at Gerðar/Garður (SW) - 9th for Iceland. A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis at Rauðavatn/Reykjavík (SW). One Common Coot Fulica atra still at Sandgerði (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Garður (SW). Four Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). A Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes was found at Nesjar/Miðnes (SW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Stórhöfði/Heimaey (S). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Hallskot/Flói (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 12 May 2019:
A Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica was found at Stokkseyri (S) - 3rd for Iceland. A Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii remains at Gerðar/Garður (SW) - 9th for Iceland. A drake Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata remains at Siglufjörður (N), present since the winter. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Langhús/Fljót (N). A pair of Garganeys Anas querquedula at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). A pair of Common Pochards Aythya ferina is still at Hraunkot/Lón (SE). A drake Velvet Scoter Melanitta fusca at Þvottárskriður (E). A drake and female Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Þvottárskriður (E). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Garður (SW). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata by Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). Eight Pomarine Skuas Stercorarius pomarinus off Ölfusárós (SW). One 2cy Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Þveit/Nes (SE). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Grænahlíð/Lón (SE) and Selfoss (S). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E). Three Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Grænahlíð/Lón (SE) and singles at Stöðvarfjörður (E), Fossgerði/Berufjörður (E) and Heimaey (S). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Ólafsfjörður (N) and Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 11 May 2019:
A Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii remains at Gerðar/Garður (SW) - 9th for Iceland. Two drakes and a female Garganey Anas querquedula at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). The long-staying drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). Single Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and Heimaey (S). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Ólafsfjörður (N) and Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 10 May 2019:
A Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii was found at Gerðar/Garður (SW) - 9th for Iceland. One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). One Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus at Eyrarbakki (S). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Selfoss (S) and Syðri-Hóll/Fnjóskadalur (NE). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Stöðvarfjörður (E), the same as at Höfn earlier this spring. One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 9 May 2019:
A drake Garganey Anas querquedula at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). Single Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 8 May 2019:
Single Cackling Geese Branta hutchinsii near Keta/Hegranes (N) and at Stóru-Akrar/Blönduhlíð (N). One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Stóru-Akrar/Blönduhlíð (N). A pair of Garganeys Anas querquedula at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Fjallahöfn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Selfoss (S). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Ytra-Lón/Langanes (NE). Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and one at Höfn (SE). Single males Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S) and Syðri-Hóll/Fnjóskadalur (NE). One Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 7 May 2019:
One Siberian White-fronted Goose Anser albifrons albifrons at Torfavatn/Skagi (N). One Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii at Stóru-Akrar/Blönduhlíð (N). One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Stóru-Akrar/Blönduhlíð (N). One Dark-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla bernicla at Álftanes (SW). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Fjallahöfn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica at Melaberg/Miðnes (SW). Single 2cy Little Gulls Hydrocoloeus minutus at Akureyri (N) and Þveit/Nes (SE). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Selfoss (S). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Keflavík (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and a male at Akranes (SW). Single males Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Húsavík (NE) and Syðri-Hóll/Fnjóskadalur (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 6 May 2019:
A drake Garganey Anas querquedula at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). One 2cy Little Gulls Hydrocoloeus minutus at Höfn (SE). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Selfoss (S). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Þykkvibær/Landbrot (S). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Syðri-Hóll/Fnjóskadalur (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 5 May 2019:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Lambhúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Hagi/Aðaldalur (NE). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Höfn (SE). Single Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE) and Selfoss (S). One European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur reported from Herjólfsdalur/Heimaey (S). A Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus was found dead at Hella (S). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). Single males Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S) and Syðri-Hóll/Fnjóskadalur (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 4 May 2019:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Steinasandur/Suðursveit (SE). One Dark-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla bernicla at Holtahólar/Mýrar (SE), three at Steinasandur/Suðursveit (SE) and two at Hliðsnes/Álftanes (SW). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Grjótnes/Melrakkaslétta (NE). A drake Garganey Anas querquedula at Fornustekkarot/Nes (SE). A pair of Common Pochards Aythya ferina is at Hraunkot/Lón (SE) and a drake at Kópasker (NE). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Álftavogur/Mývatn (NE) and a pair at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). The long-staying drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Fjallahöfn/Kelduhverfi (NE) and Dyrhólaey/Mýrdalur (S). A Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola was reported from Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax at Höfn (SE). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Ásmundarstaðir/Melrakkaslétta (NE). A Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes is still at Sandgerði (SW). A Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus at Mývatn (NE). One 2cy Little Gulls Hydrocoloeus minutus at the Flói Bird Reserve (S). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Grjótnes/Melrakkaslétta (NE) and two at Selfoss (S). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Grænahlíð/Lón (SE), Höfn (SE) and Kirkjulækjarkot/Fljótshlíð (S). Three Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and singles at Grænahlíð/Lón (SE) and Skaftafell (SE). A singing Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Askur/Djúpivogur (E). A female Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE) and a male at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 3 May 2019:
A European Greenfinch Chloris chloris is still at Þykkvibær/Landbrot (S) - 16th for Iceland. Three Dark-bellied Brent Geese Branta bernicla bernicla at Steinasandur/Suðursveit (SE). Two drakes Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Bessastaðir/Álftanes (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hoffellsá/Nes (SE). Two Little Egrets Egretta garzetta at Hlíðarvatn/Selvogur (SW). A Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes is still at Sandgerði (SW). One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto remains at Keflavík (SW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rusticaBlackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Þykkvibær/Landbrot (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 2 May 2019:
A European Greenfinch Chloris chloris was found at Þykkvibær/Landbrot (S) - 16th for Iceland. The long-staying drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is at Keflavík (SW). A Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes and Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia still at Sandgerði (SW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Selfoss (S). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). Two House Martins Delichon urbicum at Mosfellsbær (SW). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). Single Blackcaps Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) and Þykkvibær/Landbrot (S). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE). One Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Húsavík (NE). Three Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 1 May 2019:
A Black Kite Milvus migrans was found at Reykjavellir/Biskupstungur (S) - 4th for Iceland. A Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Grindavík (SW). A drake American Wigeon Mareca americana at Vagnbrekka/Mývatn (NE). A female Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Elliðaár/Reykjavík (SW). A Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes and Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia still at Sandgerði (SW). A first-winter Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at the Flói Bird Reserve (S). One Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at Höfn (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and one at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Heimaey (S). One Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson





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