Faroe Islands (Jun/Jul 2013)

Please refer to the sub-menu entries to the right. Lots of bird pictures this time. Enjoy :)


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The bird list

Birds seen on the Faroe Islands during this trip. All were breeding. [In brackets those twelve Faroese breeding bird species still to be seen].

Red-throated Diver – Gavia stellata

Northern Fulmar – Fulmarius glacialis

Manx Shearwater – Puffinus puffinus

[European Storm Petrel – Hydrobates pelagicus]

[Leach's Petrel – Oceanodroma leucorhoa]

Northern Gannet – Morus bassanus

European Shag – Phalacrocorax aristotelis

Whooper Swan – Cygnus cygnus

Greylag Goose – Anser anser

Canada Goose – Branta canadensis

Barnacle Goose – Branta leucopsis

[Eurasian Teal – Anas crecca]

Mallard – Anas platyrhynchos

Common Eider – Somateria mollissima

Goosander – Mergus merganser

Red-breasted Merganser – Mergus serrator

Merlin – Falco columbarius

Eurasian Oystercatcher – Haematopus ostralegus

[Ringed Plover – Charadrius hiaticula]

Golden Plover – Pluvialis apricaria

[Northern Lapwing – Vanellus vanellus]

[Purple Sandpiper – Calidris maritima]

Ruddy Turnstone – Arenaria interpres

Dunlin – Calidris alpina

Common Snipe – Gallinago gallinago

[Black-tailed Godwit – Limosa limosa islandica]

Whimbrel – Numenius phaeopus

Eurasian Curlew – Numenius arquata

Common Redshank – Tringa totanus

Red-necked Phalarope – Phalaropus lobatus

Parasitic Jaeger – Stercorarius parasiticus

Great Skua – Stercorarius skua

Black-headed Gull – Chroicocephalus ridibundus

[Common Gull – Larus canus]

Lesser Black-backed Gull – Larus fuscus

Herring Gull – Larus argentatus

Great Black-backed Gull – Larus marinus

Black-legged Kittiwake – Rissa tridactyla

Arctic Tern – Sterna paradisaea

Common Guillemot – Uria aalge

Razorbill – Alca torda

Black Guillemot – Cepphus grylle

Atlantic Puffin – Fratercula arctica

Rock Dove – Columba livia (wild!)

[Collared Dove – Streptopelia decaocto]

[Eurasian Skylark – Alauda arvensis]

Barn Swallow – Hirundo rustica

Meadow Pipit – Anthus pratensis

Eurasian Rock Pipit – Anthus petrosus

White Wagtail – Motacilla alba

Fair Isle Wren – Troglodytes troglodytes fridariensis

[European Robin – Erithacus rubecula]

Northern Wheatear – Oenanthe oenanthe

Common Blackbird – Turdus merula

[Redwing – Turdus iliacus]

Hooded Crow – Corvus cornix

Common Raven – Corvus corax

Common Starling – Sturnus vulgaris

House Sparrow – Passer domesticus

Snow Bunting – Plectrophenax nivalis