Birder's Guide

MAR 2018

Birder's Guide is the American Birding Association's newest publication. Each issue focuses on a key subject, providing tips from experienced birders on a wide variety of topics like Travel, Listing & Taxonomy, Gear, and Conservation & Community.

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anywhere within 10 miles of the coast without being harassed by a nesting Common Redshank or dive-bombed by Arctic Terns. Add in Great Skuas and Black-tailed Godwits, ponds dotted with Red-throated Loons, waterfalls, icebergs, glaciers, gey- sers, geothermal lagoons, highland roads 75 miles from the nearest town, 24 hours of daylight, great seafood, friendly people, unique culture, and some truly tongue- twisting road names, and you have a very memorable summer adventure. When to Go Like many birding destinations in the far north, Iceland is best to visit in the sum- mer months when breeding birds are most active, especially, in Iceland's case, seabirds and shorebirds. All of the descriptions of birding sites that follow are focused on a summer visit. Winter birding (near the coast) can be rewarding as well, when many thousands of gulls and waterfowl may be present, as well as all manner of rarities from ei- Birding in Iceland 62 Birder's Guide to Travel | April 2018 H ú s a v i k V í k R e y k j a v i k K e f l a v í k M ý v a t n H ö f n J ö k u l s á r l ó n F r i ð l a n d i ð i F l ó a S n æ f e l l s n e s S t y k k i s h ó l m u r H v e r a v e l l i r ( K j ö l u r R o a d ) L á t r a b j á r g 0 60 miles R i n g R o a d R i n g R o a d R i n g R o a d n Husavik Harbor. Photo © Geoff Malosh

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