Home    Birding Iceland    Where can I see...?    Bird Photos    Rare Bird News    Links


The latest Icelandic bird news
Last update... 16 June 2018, 22:30

The following information has not been reviewed by the Icelandic Rarities Committee.
Letters in ( ) indicate where in Iceland the location is (SW=South-West etc).



Check out the ever-growing Icelandic birding data on

Do you eBird?



Click here to to follow us on facebook for up-to-the-minute news and photos!
(no need to be a facebook user to see what's happening on our page)

Sat, 16 June 2018:
A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 15 June 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Álar/Mývatn (NE). An adult male King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Foss/Suðurfirðir (NW) and a female at Hvalsker/Patreksfjörður (NW). An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Hofgarðar/Staðarsveit (W). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus and a Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 14 June 2018:
A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis past Bjargtangar/Látrabjarg (NW). The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Keflavík (SW). An adult drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Hellnar (W). A singing Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Hnappavellir/Öræfi (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 13 June 2018:
Two Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Rif (W) and three at Hnjótur/Örlygshöfn (NW). The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Keflavík (SW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Saurbær/Vatnsdalur (N). A female-type Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus is still at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 12 June 2018:
Three Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Hnjótur/Örlygshöfn (NW). Two drakes Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). A Sabine's Gull Xema sabini was reported from the Breiðafjörður ferry (W). One Sandwich Tern Thalasseus sandvicensis as well from the Breiðafjörður ferry (W), between Stykkishólmur and Flatey. Three Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S). Several Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Tumastaðir/Fljótshlíð (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 11 June 2018:
Seven Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Arnarhóll/Miðnes (SW) and five at Hamar/Hegranes (N). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Álftavogur/Mývatn (NE). An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Hofgarðar/Staðarsveit (W). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE) and one at Askur/Djúpivogur (E). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 10 June 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Hrafnkelsstaðir/Mýrar (W). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Kleifarvatn (SW). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Blönduós (N). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Grjóteyri/Andakíll (SW). Two adult Sabine's Gulls Xema sabini at Jökulsárlón (SE) and single adults at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) and Arnarstapi (W). Two singing Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Hallormsstaðarskógur (E). A singing Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Hallormsstaðarskógur (E). A female-type Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus is still at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 9 June 2018:
Single drakes King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Grindavík (SW), Blönduós (N) and Hestfjörður (NW). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta at Deild/Fljótshlíð (S). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini at Jökulsárlón (SE) and two adults at Arnarstapi (W). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). A singing Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Heimaey (S) and two at Höfn (SE). A singing Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 8 June 2018:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Skeiðflötur/Mýrdalur (S). Single drakes King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Hestfjörður (NW) and Reykjanes (NW). Two singing Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). A singing Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Miðhús/Egilsstaðir (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 7 June 2018:
A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Kleifarvatn (SW). A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Herdísarvík/Selvogur (SW). A drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata off Þvottá/Álftafjörður (E). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini at Járngerðarstaðatjörn/Grindavík (SW). Single Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Egilsstaðir (E) and Reynivellir/Suðursveit (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). A singing Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Egilsstaðir (E). A female-type Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus is still at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 6 June 2018:
Two Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Háls/Kjós (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Álar/Mývatn (NE). Two females King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE) and a drake at Laxárós/Hrútafjörður (NW). A Long-tailed Skua Stercorarius longicaudus at Jörfi/Melrakkaslétta (NE). An adult Sabine's Gull Xema sabini at Járngerðastaðatjörn/Grindavík (SW). A singing Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Hallormsstaðarskógur (E). A female Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Two singing Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Hallormsstaðarskógur (E). A singing Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Hallormsstaðarskógur (E). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Hallormsstaðarskógur (E). A female-type Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus is still at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 5 June 2018:
Seven Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Flankastaðir/Miðnes (SW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Selfoss (S). Two singing Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 4 June 2018:
An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Blönduós (N) while a first-summer (2cy) drake and a female remain at Járngerðastaðatjörn/Grindavík (SW). A drake Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis at Sílalækur/Aðaldalur (NE). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Dilksnes/Nes (SE). A female-type Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus is still at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 3 June 2018:
Single Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Vík/Lón (SE), Arnarhóll/Miðnes (SW), Botnsvogur/Hvalfjörður (SW) and Bolungarvík (NW). A Dark-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla bernicla at Miðhús/Garður (SW). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). Single females King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Gufudalur (NW), Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW), Blönduós (N) and Grindavík (SW) where a first-summer (2cy) drake is also present. The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was seen again at Keflavík (SW). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Dilksnes/Nes (SE). Three House Martins Delichon urbicum at Grindavík (SW). A singing Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Þorbjörn/Grindavík (SW). A female-type Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus is at Selfoss (S). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Kirkjubæjarklaustur (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 2 June 2018:
A Dark-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla bernicla at Miðhús/Garður (SW). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Skarðatjörn/Suðursveit (SE). Single drakes Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW), Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW), Skarðatjörn/Suðursveit (SE) and Neslandatangi/Mývatn (NE). A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis is at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis is at Bíldudalur (NW). The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was seen again at Keflavík (SW). Three singing Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and one at Heimaey (S). A singing Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Seljaland/Eyjafjöll (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 1 June 2018:
A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). An adult Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus at Gunnlaugsstaðir/Hvítársíða (W). An adult Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla at Tjörnin/Reykjavík (SW). Three Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Garður (SW) and one at Stokkseyri (S). Two singing Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Hallormsstaður (E) and another two singing at Höfn (SE). A singing Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Hallormsstaður (E). Three Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Hallormsstaður (E) and two at Þorlákshöfn (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 31 May 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Skarðatjörn/Suðursveit (SE). A first-summer (2cy) King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Grindavík (SW) and a female at Búðir (W). A drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Þvottárskriður (E). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). A first-summer (2cy) Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Þveit/Nes (SE). An adult Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla at Vatnsmýri/Reykjavík (SW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Skaftafell/Öræfi (SE). One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Gerði/Suðursveit (SE) and Ytri-Tunga/Staðarsveit (W), five at Garður (SW), three by Staður/Grindavík (SW) and one at Rif (W). A male Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava still at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Three Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 30 May 2018:
Two Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Baldursheimur/Mývatnssveit (NE), five at Lýsuvatn/Staðarsveit (W) and one at Grímsey (N). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). Three Pomarine Skuas Stercorarius pomarinus at sea between Landeyjahöfn and Heimaey (S). An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Ferjukot/Borgarfjörður (W). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Sand Martin Riparia riparia at Garður (SW). One House Martin Delichon urbicum in Reykjavík (SW). Four Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Garður (SW), two at Njarðvík (SW) and one at Stóra-Sandvík/Reykjanes (SW). A male Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava still at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). One Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at Horn/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 29 May 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Belgjarbára/Mývatn (NE). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis near Eyrarbakki (S). A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Sigurðarstaðavatn/Melrakkaslétta (NE). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Tjörnin/Reykjavík (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Djúpivogur (E). The Black Tern Chlidonias niger at Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Húsavík (NE). One House Martin Delichon urbicum at Eyrarbakki (S). Three Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Garður (SW). A male Western Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava was found at Miðhús/Garður (SW). A female Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). A male Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Egilsstaðir (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 28 May 2018:
A Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax was seen at Setberg/Hafnarfjörður (SW) - 14th for Iceland. Four Canada Geese Branta canadensis still at Heimaey (S) and one at Leirhöfn/Melrakkaslétta (NE). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Álar/Mývatn (NE). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was seen again at Keflavík (SW). A drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Bekraflói/Mývatn (NE). An adult Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla was seen by Reykjanes lighthouse (SW). One Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis at Stokksnes/Nes (SE). A Black Tern Chlidonias niger has returned to Lón/Kelduhverfi (NE) for the third consecutive summer. Single Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE) and Húsavík (NE). One Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto at Smyrlabjörg/Suðursveit (SE). One Sand Martin Riparia riparia at Sandgerði (SW). Six Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Gerðar/Garður (SW), seven at Sandgerði (SW) and two at Heimaey (S). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and two at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Horn/Nes (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Nesjaskóli/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 27 May 2018:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Fuglavík/Miðnes (SW) and four at Heimaey (S). Single drakes American Wigeon Anas americana at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE) and Álar/Mývatn (NE). A drake Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata at Syðriflói/Mývatn (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Húsavík (NE). One Common Swift Apus apus at Tjörnin/Reykjavík (SW). One Sand Martin Riparia riparia near Bakki/A-Landeyjar (S). Four Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Horn/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 26 May 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Álar/Mývatn (NE). A drake Garganey Anas querquedula at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). One Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Three Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). Three Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE) and two at Heiðmörk (SW), Hafnir (SW) and Garðskagi (SW). Single Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and Skaftafell/Öræfi (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 25 May 2018:
Two drakes Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata at Dalvík (N). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). A pair of Common Pochards Aythya ferina at Álftavogur/Mývatn (NE). Single drakes Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Álftavogur/Mývatn (NE), Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW) and near Hólmavík (NW). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Skálaneslón/Melrakkaslétta (NE). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Dranghólaskógur/Öxarfjörður (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 24 May 2018:
Eight Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Skeiðsöxl/Tjörnes (NE) and one at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). Single drakes Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW) and Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE) and possibly two at Álftavogur/Mývatn (NE). One King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Foss/Fossfjörður (NW). A White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis was seen at Garðskagi (SW), the first spring record for Iceland. A Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea was reported from Mýrar (W). Two Ruffs Philomachus pugnax reported from Keflavík (SW). An adult Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla at Skálaneslón/Melrakkaslétta (NE). Two Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE) and one at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 23 May 2018:
Eight Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Ægissíða/Staðarsveit (W) and one at Útskálahamar/Kjós (SW). Two Dark-bellied Brent Geese Branta bernicla bernicla at Bessastaðir/Álftanes (SW). A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Kríutjörn/Nes (SE). A first-summer (2cy) drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Dýrafjörður (NW). A female Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola at Bjarnanes/Nes (SE). One Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos at Stóra-Sandvík/Reykjanes (SW). A Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis at Fornustekkar/Nes (SE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). Three Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE) and two at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Single Arctic Redpolls Carduelis hornemanni at Mosfellsbær (SW) and Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 22 May 2018:
Single Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW), Gauksmýri (N) and Blönduós (N). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris still at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Vestmannsvatn (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One House Martin Delichon urbicum at Stykkishólmur (W). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW) and three at Höfn (SE). Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 21 May 2018:
Single Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW) and Fitjatjörn/Miðnes (SW) and two at Kaldbakur/Húsavík (NE). A drake Garganey Anas querquedula at Grænavatn/Mývatnssveit (NE). Single drakes Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Skjálftavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE) and Lake Mývatn (NE). Single drakes Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Skarðatjörn/Suðursveit (SE) and Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). Three Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE) and one at Framnes/Nes (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at at Bjarnanesrot/Nes (SE), three at Hafnir (SW) and six at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and one at Höfn (SE). A singing Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Skriða/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 20 May 2018:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW) and five at Staður/Steingrímsfjörður (NW). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Single Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Húsavík (NE) and Gerði/Suðursveit (SE). Six Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW), three at Keflavík (SW), two at Hali/Suðursveit (SE) and singles at Selfoss (S) and Akranes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 19 May 2018:
Two Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Laxamýri/Reykjahverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 18 May 2018:
One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Grindavík (SW). Four Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Vík/Lón (SE) and singles at Höfn (SE) and Reyðará/Lón (SE). Three Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Hafnir (SW), two at Reykjahlíð/Mývatn (NE) and singles at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW) and Geiteyjarströnd/Mývatn (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 17 May 2018:
A drake Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A first-summer (2cy) Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Akureyri (N). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Askur/Djúpivogur (E). A male Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Hallormsstaðaskógur (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 16 May 2018:
Four Canada Geese Branta canadensis at Siglufjörður (N), three at Rauðasandur (NW) and two at Bakki/Vatnsleysuströnd (SW). Two Dark-bellied Brent Geese Branta bernicla bernicla at Vatnsleysuströnd (SW). A drake Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis at Vatnsleysuströnd (SW). Two drakes and a female Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Sandgerði (SW). A second-summer (3cy) drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Ærvíkurbjarg/Skjálfandi (NE). A Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus near Hof/Öræfi (SE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Heiðarhöfn/Langanes (NE). Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 15 May 2018:
The drake American Black Duck Anas rubripes still at Heimaey (S) in the morning and the same or another was found at Markarfljótsós/A-Landeyjar (S) in the afternoon. A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Hlíðarvatn/Selvogur (SW). Four adults and a first-summer (2cy) Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Kálfaströnd/Mývatn (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfði/Vellir (E). A Sand Martin Riparia riparia at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Miðhús/Garður (SW) and one at Eyrarbakki (S). A singing Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Höfði/Vellir (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 14 May 2018:
A Green Sandpiper Tringa ochropus was seen briefly at Höfn (SE) - 8th for Iceland. A drake American Black Duck Anas rubripes was found at Heimaey (S). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Akureyri (N). One Common Coot Fulica atra at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). A Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Miðsker/Nes (SE). Single Common Wood Pigeons Columba palumbus at Tunga/Fljótshlíð (S) and Húsavík (NE). A Sand Martin Riparia riparia at Miðhús/Garður (SW). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Miðhús/Garður (SW) and two at Sandgerði (SW). Three Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). Singing Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Akureyri (N) and Höfði/Vellir (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 13 May 2018:
A female Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera remains at Selfoss (S) - 3rd for Iceland. It is thought to be of the Nearctic subspecies leucoptera of which there is one previous record in Iceland (and the Western Palearctic). A Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus was found at Nökkvavogur/Reykjavík (SW) - 13th for Iceland. Two drakes Mandarin Duck Aix galericulata near Kross/Ljósavatnsskarð (NE). A drake Garganey Anas querquedula at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Two drakes and a female Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Sandgerði (SW). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Akureyri (N). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfn (SE). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Garðskagi (SW), two at Hof/Öræfi (SE) and singles at Brunnhóll/Mýrar (SE) and Fjallsárlón/Öræfi (SE). Three Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). A singing Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Höfði/Vellir (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 12 May 2018:
A female Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera remains at Selfoss (S) - 3rd for Iceland. It is thought to be of the Nearctic subspecies leucoptera of which there is one previous record in Iceland (and the Western Palearctic). One Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii at Heinabergsaurar/Suðursveit (SE). One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Flatey/Mýrar (SE). A drake Garganey Anas querquedula at Baulutjörn/Mýrar (SE). Two drakes and a female Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Sandgerði (SW). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Skarðatjörn/Suðursveit (SE). A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE). Single drakes Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N) and Laxárós/Skjálfandi (NE). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Akureyri (N). Single Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE) and Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE), two at Eyrarbakki (S), three at Syðri-Steinsmýri/Meðalland (S) and five at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). Three Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). One Eurasian Siskin at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 11 May 2018:
A female Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera was found at Selfoss (S) - 3rd for Iceland. It is thought to be of the Nearctic subspecies leucoptera of which there is one previous record in Iceland (and the Western Palearctic). One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Jökulsárlón (SE). Two drakes and a female Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Sandgerði (SW). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE). An Osprey Pandion haliaetus was seen at Grímsey (N) - 32nd for Iceland. One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Húsavík (NE). Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). One Eurasian Siskin at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 10 May 2018:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Línakradalur (N). A drake Garganey Anas querquedula at Baulutjörn/Mýrar (SE). Two drakes and a female Common Pochard Aythya ferina at Sandgerði (SW). An adult drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Akureyri (N) and another drake at Höfn (SE). One Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus at sea between Eyjafjörður and Grímsey (N). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Vatnsmýri/Reykjavík (SW). A Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE). Three Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 9 May 2018:
A Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria remains at Sandgerði (SW) - 5th for Iceland. One Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii at Steinasandur/Suðursveit (SE). One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Steinasandur/Suðursveit (SE). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Skarðatjörn/Suðursveit (SE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Húsavík (NE). One Common Swift Apus apus at Seyðisfjörður (E). Two Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Höfn (SE) and one at Garðskagi (SW). Three Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). A male Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus at Heimaey (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 8 May 2018:
A Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria was found at Sandgerði (SW) - 5th for Iceland. One Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii at Steinasandur/Suðursveit (SE). One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Steinasandur/Suðursveit (SE). Two drakes American Wigeon Anas americana at Lake Mývatn (NE). A female Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Breiðavík (NW). One King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE). A Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea was found at Gerðar/Garður (SW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Húsavík (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). Two Eurasian Siskins Carduelis spinus at Hveragerði (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 7 May 2018:
One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Akureyri (N). Three Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 6 May 2018:
A Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus was found at Lake Mývatn (NE) - 13th for Iceland. Single drakes American Wigeon Anas americana at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE) and Stekkjarnes/Mývatn (NE). A drake Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). An adult Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus at Stekkjarnes/Mývatn (NE). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Egilsstaðir (E). Two Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). One Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 5 May 2018:
Single Cackling Geese Branta hutchinsii at Stóra-Giljá/Ásar (N) and Steinasandur/Suðursveit (SE). One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Steinasandur/Suðursveit (SE). One Dark-bellied Brent Goose Branta bernicla bernicla at Hvammur/Lón (SE). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta still at Núpar/Ölfus (SW), along with a Grey Heron Ardea cinerea. A Little Stint Calidris minuta is still at Eyrarbakki (S). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). A male Eurasian Siskin at Skriðustekkur/Reykjavík (SW). An Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 4 May 2018:
A Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla remains by Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) - ca 17th for Iceland. Single Cackling Geese Branta hutchinsii at Bergsstaðir/Vatnsnes (N) and Þórukot/Víðidalur (N). One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Núpshlíð/Línakradalur (N). A drake Garganey Anas querquedula at Kasthúsatjörn/Álftanes (SW). A Little Stint Calidris minuta is still at Eyrarbakki (S). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 3 May 2018:
A Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla remains by Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) - ca 17th for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta still at Núpar/Ölfus (SW), along with a Grey Heron Ardea cinerea. One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S). One Eurasian Siskin at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 2 May 2018:
A Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla remains by Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) - ca 17th for Iceland. Single Dark-bellied Brent Geese Branta bernicla bernicla at Seltjarnarnes (SW) and Stöðvarfjörður (E). The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Keflavík (SW). A Little Stint Calidris minuta is still at Eyrarbakki (S). One Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata at Hliðsnes/Álftanes (SW). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus stayed briefly at Húsavík (NE), presumably the same as the previous day at Víkingavatn. One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Garður/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 1 May 2018:
A Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla was found by Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) - ca 17th for Iceland. A Little Stint Calidris minuta was found at Eyrarbakki (S). A first-summer (2cy) drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Hraunhafnarvatn/Melrakkaslétta (NE). The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Keflavík (SW). One Little Egret Egretta garzetta still at Núpar/Ölfus (SW). A male House Sparrow Passer domesticus stayed briefly at Víkingavatn/Kelduhverfi (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 30 April 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Neslandavík/Mývatn (NE). A Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus was seen near Rif/Melrakkaslétta (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 29 April 2018:
A male Ruff Philomachus pugnax was seen at Langavatn/Reykjahverfi (NE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Höfði/Vellir (E). The long-staying Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto remains at Keflavík (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). The Dunnock Prunella modularis was reported from Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), as well as a Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 28 April 2018:
The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Keflavík (SW). Three drakes Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Syðrivogar/Mývatn (NE). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Siglufjörður (N). The Dunnock Prunella modularis was reported from Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW), as well as a Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus. A singing Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). A male Eurasian Siskin at Skriðustekkur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 27 April 2018:
One Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii at Tjörn/Vatnsnes (N). One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Vatnshóll/Línakradalur (N). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). A singing Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 26 April 2018:
Two Dark-bellied Brent Geese Branta bernicla bernicla at Bessastaðir/Álftanes (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Skorradalsvatn (SW). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). The Dunnock Prunella modularis remains at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A singing Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). A singing male Chaffinch at Selfoss (S). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S). A male Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Skriðustekkur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 25 April 2018:
Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). The Dunnock Prunella modularis remains at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A singing Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). Two Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S). A male Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Skriðustekkur/Reykjavík (SW) and a pair at Höfði/Vellir (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 24 April 2018:
One House Martin Delichon urbicum at Grindavík (SW). A Chaffinch at Grindavík (SW). Two Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 23 April 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Stokkseyri (S). A singing male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Húsavík (NE) and two at Selfoss (S). A male Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Skriðustekkur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 22 April 2018:
The Dunnock Prunella modularis remains at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A male Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Skriðustekkur/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 21 April 2018:
One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Sandgerði (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). The Dunnock Prunella modularis remains at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Five Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E). One Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Þverárdalur/Öxarfjörður (NE) and two at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 20 April 2018:
A Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus was reported from Stóra-Sandvík/Reykjanes (SW). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus still at Akranes (SW). The long-staying Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto remains at Keflavík (SW). One Sand Martin Riparia riparia at Höfn (SE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE). A singing Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Fossvogur's cemetary/Reykjavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 19 April 2018:
The male Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella is still at Stöðvarfjörður (E) - 17th for Iceland. A hybrid drake King x Common Eider Somateria spectabilis x mollissima at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Sandgerði (SW). The Dunnock Prunella modularis remains at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Nine Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S), three at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and one at Fellabær (E). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Two Hawfinches Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and one at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 18 April 2018:
The male Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella is still at Stöðvarfjörður (E) - 17th for Iceland. A Tundra Bean Goose Anser serrirostris and two Canada Geese Branta canadensis are at Holtahólar/Mýrar (SE). One Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Fornustekkar/Nes (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). The Dunnock Prunella modularis remains at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Ten Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S) and singles at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and Vík/Lón (SE). One Eurasian Siskin Carduelis spinus at Reyðará/Lón (SE). One Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 17 April 2018:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Hlíð/Hvalfjarðarströnd (SW). One Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica at Sandgerði (SW). Birds at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) include two European Robins Erithacus rubecula, a Dunnock Prunella modularis, a Song Thrush Turdus philomelos and a Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus. Ten Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S) and one at Breiðdalsvík (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 16 April 2018:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Brautarholt/Hrútafjörður (N). One Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos at Eyrarbakki (S). Single Barn Swallows Hirundo rustica at Hafnir (SW) and Hafnarfjörður (SW). Two Willow Warblers Phylloscopus trochilus at Höfn (SE). A male Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 15 April 2018:
The male Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella is still at Stöðvarfjörður (E) - 17th for Iceland. Single Cackling Geese Branta hutchinsii at Torfalækur/Ásar (N) and Hali/Suðursveit (SE). One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Hali/Suðursveit (SE). Single Common Chiffchaffs Phylloscopus collybita at Vík/Lón (SE) and Stöðvarfjörður (E). Seven Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes still at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 14 April 2018:
The male Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella is still at Stöðvarfjörður (E) - 17th for Iceland. A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus remains at Akranes (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula remain at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE). Several Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes still at Selfoss (S). Three Bramblings at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 13 April 2018:
A male Yellowhammer Emberiza citrinella was found at Stöðvarfjörður (E) - 17th for Iceland. One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Eskifjörður (E). An adult drake Smew Mergellus albellus is still at Eskifjörður (E). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta is still at Núpar/Ölfus (SW), presumably the wintering bird. A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE). Five Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 12 April 2018:
A hybrid drake Ring-necked x Tufted Duck Aythya collaris x fuligula at Árbæjarstífla/Reykjavík (SW). An adult drake Smew Mergellus albellus is still at Eskifjörður (E). A Little Egret Egretta garzetta is at Núpar/Ölfus (SW), presumably the wintering bird. Ten Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla and a Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 11 April 2018:
The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Keflavík (SW). An adult drake Smew Mergellus albellus was found at Eskifjörður (E). Seven Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). Three Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 10 April 2018:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hraunkot/Lón (SE). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) and five at Höfn (SE). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at Höfn (SE). Three Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 9 April 2018:
A 'Queen' Eider Somateria spectabilis at Fjallahöfn/Kelduhverfi (NE). Two Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Þingvallavatn (SW). Twelve Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus remains at Akranes (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula remain at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 8 April 2018:
A King Eider Somateria spectabilis and Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Straumeyri/Borgarfjörður (SW). A drake Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula at Akureyri (N). Six Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE), five at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW) and one at Borgarnes (W). One Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus at Seyðisfjörður (E) where it has been present since January. Eight Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 7 April 2018:
A first-winter Mute Swan Cygnus olor is still at Hemra/Skaftártunga (S) - 11th for Iceland. One Water Rail Rallus aquaticus at Stafnsnes/Heimaey (S). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Öskjuhlíð/Reykjavík (SW) and Stöðvarfjörður (E). One Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus still at Höfn (SE). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Stöðvarfjörður (E). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Akureyri (N). Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Two Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and one at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 6 April 2018:
A first-winter Mute Swan Cygnus olor is still at Hemra/Skaftártunga (S) - 11th for Iceland. A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). Single Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus at Eyrarbakki (S) and Stokkseyri (S). Fourteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Höfn (SE) and five at Ósabotnar/Hafnir (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and singles at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E) and Seyðisfjörður (E). A female Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Seyðisfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 5 April 2018:
A hybrid drake Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis is at Grundarfjörður (W). The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Keflavík (SW). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus is at Seyðisfjörður (E). Three European Robins Erithacus rubecula remain at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and singles at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and Grindavík (SW). One Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus still at Höfn (SE). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs and a Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 4 April 2018:
A King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Akranes (SW). The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Keflavík (SW). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Eyrarbakki (S). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Eyrarbakki (S), five at Sandgerði (SW) and two at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). One Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus at Njarðvíkurfitjar (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Selfoss (S) and Neskaupstaður (E). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S) and ten at Höfn (SE). One Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes at Neskaupstaður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 3 April 2018:
A first-winter Mute Swan Cygnus olor is still at Hemra/Skaftártunga (S) - 11th for Iceland. A white morph Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus 'candicans' at Heimaey (S). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Markarfljót (S). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Hafurbjarnarstaðir/Miðnes (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula remains at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Six Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 2 April 2018:
A first-winter Mute Swan Cygnus olor was found at Hemra/Skaftártunga (S) - 11th for Iceland. Two King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Hesteyri/Hestfjörður (NW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 1 April 2018:
An immature drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). Six Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata by Hvalsnes/Miðnes (SW). Three European Robins Erithacus rubecula remain at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and one at Holt/Nes (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Akureyri (N). Single Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Stöðvarfjörður (E) and Holt/Nes (SE). Ten Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE) and Selfoss (S) and one at Stöðvarfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 31 March 2018:
Five Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW). Five Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). A Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto remains at Keflavík (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula remains at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus still at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 30 March 2018:
Seven Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Elliðavatn (SW) and one at Þveit/Nes (SE). Three Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus at Garður (SW) and one by Fuglavík/Miðnes (SW). One Dunnock Prunella modularis at Höfn (SE). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni at Húsavík (NE). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula remain at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and one as well at Seyðisfjörður (E). Two Mistle Thrushes Turdus viscivorus at Höfn (SE). One Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla at Höfn (SE) while a wintering female remains at Seyðisfjörður (E). Eleven Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 29 March 2018:
Five King Eiders Somateria spectabilis (four drakes and a female) at Akranes (SW) and single drakes at Höfn (SE) and Ósabotnar/Hafnir (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Bjarnanesrot/Nes (SE). Three Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus at Garður (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and fourteen Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). Three Eurasian Curlews at Eyrarbakki (S). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Núpur/Eyjafjöll (S). Wintering males Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remain at Húsavík (NE) and Akureyri (N). One Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita also at Núpur/Eyjafjöll (S). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs at Hákonarstaðir/Jökuldalur (E). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 28 March 2018:
A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus remains at Akranes (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW) and Selfoss (S). Five Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Akranes (SW). A Hornemann's Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni hornemanni at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 27 March 2018:
Nine King Eiders Somateria spectabilis (eight drakes and a female) at Akranes (SW). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus remains at Akranes (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula, one Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs and five Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Stöðvarfjörður (E). Eight Bramblings still at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 26 March 2018:
The adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is still at Akranes (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 25 March 2018:
An adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was found at Akranes (SW). At least six King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Akranes (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Selfoss (S). A wintering male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Akureyri (N).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 24 March 2018:
One Canada Goose Branta canadensis at Þykkvibær (S). The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi remains at Keflavík (SW). Eight Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Þinganes/Nes (SE). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Mosfellsdalur (SW) and Holt/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 23 March 2018:
Five King Eiders Somateria spectabilis (four drakes and a female) at Akranes (SW). Three European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 22 March 2018:
Three European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Holt/Nes (SE). One Dunnock Prunella modularis still at Holt/Nes (SE). A singing male Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs is also at Holt/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 21 March 2018:
Two King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Akranes (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 20 March 2018:
One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 19 March 2018:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Arnarstapi (W). Three Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Eyrarbakki (S). The male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 18 March 2018:
A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis and a female Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris are at Lake Elliðavatn (SW). Two King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Akranes (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Urriðaá/Hvalfjarðarsveit (SW). One Northern Lapwing Vanellus vanellus at Akranes (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Fagraeyri/Fáskrúðsfjörður (E).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 17 March 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Bessastaðatjörn/Álftanes (SW). A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis at Elliðaár/Reykjavík (SW). A female Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris is at Lake Elliðavatn (SW). A Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus was seen at Brekka/Öxarfjörður (NE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula and ten Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 16 March 2018:
A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis at Lake Elliðavatn (SW). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). One Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 15 March 2018:
A drake Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis was found at Lake Elliðvatn (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 14 March 2018:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Keflavík (SW). The long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi is back at Keflavík (SW). Single Grey Herons Ardea cinerea at Krossbær/Nes (SE) and Hoffellsá/Nes (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 13 March 2018:
Two King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Grindavík (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 12 March 2018:
A female King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Njarðvík (SW) where the long-staying adult drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was now seen.
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 11 March 2018:
An immature drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Njarðvík (SW) and an adult drake at Kolgrafafjörður (W). A hybrid drake Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis at Grundafjörður (W). The long-staying drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was seen at Njarðvík (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Rauðagerði/Reykjavík (SW) and Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW) and three at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). The male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE). Two Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and eleven Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 10 March 2018:
Single drakes King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Helguvík (SW) and Höfn (SE). Eighteen Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula at Lón (SE) and seven at Dynjandi/Nes (SE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Lón (SE). 23 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE). One European Robin Erithacus rubecula at Holt/Nes (SE). A male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Akureyri (N). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs and thirteen Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 9 March 2018:
One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs and thirteen Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE). Eight Bramblings at Selfoss (S).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 8 March 2018:
Two hybrid drakes Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). The long-staying drake American White-winged Scoter Melanitta deglandi deglandi was seen at Njarðvík (SW). Nine Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Sandgerði (SW). Single European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Laugardalur/Reykjavík (SW) and Blesugróf/Reykjavík (SW). One Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs and ten Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Wed, 7 March 2018:
One drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE). One hybrid drake Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis at Fáskrúðsfjörður (E). Two Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs and one Brambling Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Tues, 6 March 2018:
One drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Hafnarfjörður (SW). A European Robin Erithacus rubecula is still at Heimaey (S). The male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE). Two Chaffinches Fringilla coelebs at Höfn (SE). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Höfn (SE) and Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Mon, 5 March 2018:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea still at Grindavík (SW). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is still at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sun, 4 March 2018:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Kolgrafafjörður (W). A hybrid drake King x Common Eider Somateria spectabilis x mollissima at Grundarfjörður (W). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Urriðaá/Leirársveit (SW). The male Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla remains at Húsavík (NE). One Brambling Fringilla montifringilla is also still at Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Sat, 3 March 2018:
A drake American Wigeon Anas americana at Stokkseyri (S). Single drakes King Eiders Somateria spectabilis at Höfn (SE), Merkines/Hafnir (SW) and Hvítanes/Hvalfjörður (SW). Two Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Akranes (SW) and five at Sandgerði (SW). A Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Akranes (SW). Two European Robins Erithacus rubecula at Seltjörn/Njarðvík (SW). Single Bramblings Fringilla montifringilla at Akranes (SW) and Húsavík (NE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Fri, 2 March 2018:
One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea still at Grindavík (SW).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson

Thu, 1 March 2018:
A drake King Eider Somateria spectabilis at Hvítanes/Hvalfjörður (SW). One Grey Heron Ardea cinerea at Grindavík (SW). One Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica and 23 Eurasian Curlews Numenius arquata at Skarðsfjörður (SE).
Updated by Yann Kolbeinsson





eXTReMe Tracker