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Vagrants & uncommon birds in Iceland: 2000
American Black Duck Anas rubripes (drake with Mallard) at Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW) - 20 May 2000   © Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson
King Eider Somateria spectabilis (adult drake) at ReykjavÝk harbour (SW) - March 2000   © Gunnar ١r HallgrÝmsson
King Eider Somateria spectabilis (female) at Gar­skagi (SW) - 27 August 2000   © Yann Kolbeinsson
White-winged Scoter (4th for Iceland) Melanitta fusca deglandi (drake) at Reykjafj÷r­ur, Arnarfj÷r­ur (NW) - 25 June 2000   © Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson
Rough-legged Buzzard (13th for Iceland) Buteo lagopus at ReykjavÝk Airport (SW), 7 October 2000   © Gunnar ١r HallgrÝmsson
Rough-legged Buzzard (13th for Iceland) Buteo lagopus at ReykjavÝk Airport (SW), 10 October 2000   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis (first-summer) at H˙savÝk (NE) - 21 May 2000   © Gaukur Hjartarson
Yellow-legged Gull (2nd for Iceland) - photo 2 - Larus michahellis (adult) at Hafnarfj÷r­ur (SW) - 25 August 2000   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Ivory Gull - photo 2 - Pagophila eburnea (adult) at Sandger­i (SW) - 19 February 2000   © Yann Kolbeinsson
White-winged Black Tern (7th for Iceland) Chlidonias leucopterus (adult) at Grjˇtnes, MelrakkaslÚtta (NE) - 31 May 2000   © Gaukur Hjartarson
Buff-bellied Pipit (6th for Iceland) Anthus rubescens at Hvalsnes, Mi­nes (SW) - 16 September 2000   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava flava (male) at KvÝsker, ÍrŠfi (SE) - 3 May 2000   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Hermit Thrush (9th for Iceland) Catharus guttatus at KvÝsker, ÍrŠfi (SE) - 20 October 2000   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Song Thrush Turdus philomelos at Skar­shlÝ­, Eyjafj÷ll - 26 March 2000   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Marsh Warbler (9th for Iceland) - photo 2 - photo 3 - photo 4 - Acrocephalus palustris at Kverkin, Eyjafj÷ll (S) - 22 September 2000   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at Skar­shlÝ­, Eyjafj÷ll (S) - 22 September 2000   © Gunnar ١r HallgrÝmsson
Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata at H÷fn (SE), 5 October 2000   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson


Vagrants & uncommon birds in Iceland: 1999
Eastern White-fronted Goose (9th for Iceland) Anser albifrons albifrons (adult) at Eyvindarsta­ir, ┴lftanes (SW) - 27 April 1999   © Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson
Eastern Greylag Goose (1st for Iceland) - photo 2 - photo 3 - Anser anser rubrirostris (adult) at HrŠrekslŠkur, Hrˇarstunga (E) - 21 July 1999   © Gunnar ١r HallgrÝmsson
Canada Goose Branta canadensis (adult) at Bessasta­ir, ┴lftanes (SW) - 24 April 1999   © Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson
Dark-bellied Brent Goose - photo 2 - Branta bernicla bernicla (adult, with Pale-bellied Brent) at Hli­snes, ┴lftanes (SW) - 24 April 1999   © Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson
Common Goldeneyes Bucephala clangula displaying at Lake Helluvatn, ReykjavÝk (SW) - 15 March 1999   © Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus at Lundur, Kˇpavogur (SW) - 5 March 1999   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica (with Eurasian Oystercatchers) at Skildinganes, ReykjavÝk (SW) - 8 February 1999   © Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson
Common Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus at Hof, ÍrŠfi (SE) - 22 June 1999   © Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson
European Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur caught at Hverager­i (SW) - November 1999   © Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson
Snowy Owl Nyctea scandiaca (female/immature) at Kritartj÷rn, Lake Mřvatn (NE) - 12 June 1999   © Gunnar ١r HallgrÝmsson
Blackcap Sylvia atricapilla (female) at Stekkjarfl÷t, Gar­abŠr (SW) - 7 February 1999   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus at N˙pur, Eyjafj÷ll (S) - 18 September 1999   © Gunnar ١r HallgrÝmsson
Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca at Fit, Eyjafj÷ll (S) - 18 September 1999   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Lapland Bunting Calcarius lapponicus (female) at Litlalˇn, SnŠfellsnes (W) - 5 July 1999   © Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson


Vagrants & uncommon birds in Iceland: 1998
Glossy Ibis (6th for Iceland & first since 1824!) Plegadis falcinellus at Sandger­i (SW) - 24 June 1998   © Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson
Redhead (1st for Iceland) Aythya americana (male, with Common Eider) at Rif, SnŠfellsnes (W) - 10 July 1998   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Greenland Gyr Falcon Falco rusticolus "candicans" (first-winter) at Njar­vÝk (SW) - 15 December 1998   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Peregrine Falcon (12th for Iceland) Falco peregrinus at ReykjavÝk (SW) - 20 February 1998   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Common Coot Fulica atra at Lake Tj÷rnin, ReykjavÝk (SW) - 8 March 1998   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Western Sandpiper (1st for Iceland) - photo 2 - Calidris mauri (juvenile) at Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW) - August 1998   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Western Sandpiper (1st for Iceland) Calidris mauri (juvenile) collected at Bakkatj÷rn, Seltjarnarnes (SW) - August 1998   © Gunnar ١r HallgrÝmsson
Belted Kingfisher (3rd for Iceland) Ceryle alcyon (female) at ┴rbŠr, Mřrar (SE) - 24 June 1998   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis (2nd-summer) near Hvolsv÷llur (S) - 15 May 1998   © Gunnar ١r HallgrÝmsson
Bluethroat (10th for Iceland) Luscinia svecica at Skßlafell, Su­ursveit (SE) - 30 October 1998   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita at KirkjubŠjarklaustur (S) - 28 February 1998   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Ruby-crowned Kinglet (2nd for Iceland & the WP) Regulus calendula at Heimaey, Westman Islands (S) - 10 October 1998   © Írn Ëskarsson
European Greenfinch (3rd for Iceland) Carduelis chloris (male, left, with Brambling) at H÷fn (SE) - 5 May 1998   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Reed Bunting Emberiza schoeniclus (male) at Reynivellir, Su­ursveit (SE) - 29 April 1998   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson


Vagrants & uncommon birds in Iceland: 1997
Common Goldeneye Bucephala clangula (drake) at NeslandavÝk, Lake Mřvatn (NE) - 9 May 1997   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Snowy Owl Nyctea scandiaca (female) at Eyvindarsta­ahei­i (N) - 30 July 1997   © Arnˇr Ů. Sigf˙sson
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus at Gufunes, ReykjavÝk (SW) - 10 June 1997   © Gunnar ١r HallgrÝmsson
Long-eared Owl Asio otus at Holt, Nesjum (SE) - 26 March 1997   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Blyth's Reed Warbler (1st for Iceland) Acrocephalus dumetorum at Hali, Su­ursveit (SE) - 23 November 1997   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix at Horn, Nesjum (SE) - 28 August 1997   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Red-breasted Flycatcher (15th for Iceland) Ficedula parva at Kßlfafellssta­ur, Su­ursveit (SE) - 23 November 1997   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Cerulean Warbler (1st for the Western Palearctic) - photo 2 - Dendroica cerulea (juv female) at Eyrarbakki (S) - 7 October 1997   © Jˇhann Ëli Hilmarsson
Palm Warbler (1st for the Western Palearctic) Dendroica palmarum at Stokkseyri (S) - 5 October 1997   © RÝkar­ur RÝkar­sson
Common Yellowthroat (1st for Iceland) Geothlypis trichas (juv male) at Gar­skagi (SW) - 26 September 1997   © Yann Kolbeinsson


Vagrants & uncommon birds in Iceland: 1975-1996
Black-crowned Night Heron (5th for Iceland) Nycticorax nycticorax (adult) at Fossvogur, ReykjavÝk (SW) - 18 April 1993   © Gunnlaugur PÚtursson
Eastern White-fronted Goose (5th for Iceland) Anser albifrons albifrons at Brei­abˇlssta­ur, Su­ursveit (SE) - 18 February 1996   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Blue-winged Teal (9th for Iceland) Anas discors (juvenile drake) at Laugardalur, ReykjavÝk (SW) - 10 October 1995   © Gunnlaugur PÚtursson
Common x King Eider Somateria mollissima x spectabilis (hybrid drake) at H÷fn (SE) - 14 April 1996   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Solitary Sandpiper (3rd for Iceland) Tringa solitaria (adult) at Laugardalur, ReykjavÝk (SW) - 24 August 1995   © Gunnlaugur PÚtursson
Wilson's Phalarope (3rd for Iceland) Steganopus tricolor at Ger­ar, Gar­ur (SW) - 23 September 1995   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Laughing Gull (4th for Iceland) Larus atricilla (adult summer) at H÷fn (SE) - 7 July 1975   © Pßll H. Benediktsson
Bonaparte's Gull (3rd for Iceland) Larus philadelphia (adult summer) at Botnsdalur, Hvalfj÷r­ur (SW) - 12 June 1980   © Gunnlaugur PÚtursson
Ross's Gull (24th for Iceland) Rhodostethia rosea (adult summer) at Skipar, Stokkseyri (S) - 31 May 1992   © Gunnlaugur PÚtursson
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea at M˙lakot, FljˇtshlÝ­ (S) - 24 September 1995   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus at ReykjavÝk (SW) - 29 January 1996   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Lesser Whitethroat Sylvia curruca at Kjarr, Ílfus (SW) - 22 September 1996   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Red-backed Shrike (6th for Iceland) Lanius collurio at Horn, Nesjar (SE) - 27 July 1994   © Brynj˙lfur Brynjˇlfsson
Rook Corvus frugilegus (juvenile) at B˙sta­avegur, ReykjavÝk (SW) - 17 February 1991   © Gunnlaugur PÚtursson
Red-eyed Vireo (6th for Iceland) Vireo olivaceus found at Seltjarnarnes (SW) - 19 October 1995   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Magnolia Warbler (2nd for Iceland) Dendroica magnolia (juvenile) at Seltj÷rn, Njar­vÝk (SW) - 21 October 1995   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Magnolia Warbler (1st for Iceland) Dendroica magnolia (juvenile) at Bakki, A-Landeyjar (S) - Oct/Nov 1995   © Yann Kolbeinsson
Magnolia Warbler (1st for Iceland) - photo 2 - Dendroica magnolia (juvenile) at Bakki, A-Landeyjar (S) - 8 November 1995   © Gunnlaugur PÚtursson
Blackpoll Warbler (7th for Iceland) Dendroica striata at Seltj÷rn, Njar­vÝk (SW) - 7 October 1995   © Gunnar ١r HallgrÝmsson




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