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Snaefellsnes Peninsula
Snaefellsnes Peninsula
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Iceland
Birding Iceland
With spectacular volcanic scenery, hot springs, geysers,waterfalls, meadows and large lava fields; Iceland is a superb birding location.and iis a haven for thousands of breeding wildfowl, waders and seabirds.Special birds include Harlequin Duck, (above) Barrow's Goldeneye (below), White-tailed Eagle, Gyr Falcon, Brünnich's Guillemot ,Red-necked and grey Phalarope.
Grimsey Island
The Grimsey Ferry Saefari offers an unforgettable opportunity to enjoy a trip through the Eyjafjordur Bay, the view along the north coast and the possibility of spotting a variety of birds, seals and whales. Fulmar (oldest colony in the World) Kittiwake, Razorbill, Brünnich's Guillemot, Guillemot, Little Auk, Red-necked Phalarope, Snow Bunting, Raven
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A party of Black tailed godwit arrive.Picture by Svenni
Lake Myvatn
Bubbling mud flats, lunaresque volcanic craters, newborn lava fields, and grassy shoals teeming with waterfowl; these are among the sights of the striking Lake Myvatn region, one of the most geologically active and stunningly beautiful areas in Iceland. In 1974, the lake was declared a national conservation area, and since then it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Its name means “Midge Lake,” after the hordes of gnats that breed in the shallow waters (so bring bug spray), but the pesky insects – perfect food for fish – support the best trout and salmon fishing in Iceland. There are also more species of duck here than anywhere in Europe, 15 in all. Great Northern and Red-throated Divers, Slavonian Grebe, Whooper Swan, Greylag and Pink-footed Geese, Teal, Gadwall, Wigeon, American Wigeon, Pintail, Shoveler, Scaup, Scoter, Harlequin Duck, Long-tailed Duck, Barrow's Goldeneye (pictured below), Goldeneye, Goosander, Red-breasted Merganser, Gyrfalcon, Merlin, Whimbrel, Red-necked Phalarope, Arctic Skua, Redwing, Wheatear, Snow Bunting.

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