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This checklist includes all bird species found in Vestmannaeyjar , based on the best information available at this time. It is based on a wide variety of sources that I collated over many years. I am pleased to offer these checklists as a service to birdwatchers. If you find any error, please do not hesitate to .

The taxonomic order and nomenclature follows Clements, version 2022. If you prefer to view the list based on a different authority, click on one of the list available below. Globally threatened species (status in red) were identified by Birdlife International in Birdlife Data Zone (species).

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Country or region: Vestmannaeyjar [map]

Other names: Vestmannaeyjabær

Number of species: 195
Number of globally threatened species: 6
Date last reviewed: 2021-07-05
Last modified: 2022-10-22
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ANSERIFORMES: Anatidae

Graylag GooseAnser anser
Greater White-fronted GooseAnser albifrons
Pink-footed GooseAnser brachyrhynchus
BrantBranta bernicla
Barnacle GooseBranta leucopsis
Canada GooseBranta canadensisRare/Accidental
Whooper SwanCygnus cygnus
Common ShelduckTadorna tadornaRare/Accidental
Wood DuckAix sponsaRare/Accidental
Mandarin DuckAix galericulataRare/Accidental
GarganeySpatula querquedulaRare/Accidental
Blue-winged TealSpatula discorsRare/Accidental
Northern ShovelerSpatula clypeataRare/Accidental
GadwallMareca strepera
Eurasian WigeonMareca penelope
American WigeonMareca americanaRare/Accidental
MallardAnas platyrhynchos
Green-winged TealAnas crecca
Tufted DuckAythya fuligula
Greater ScaupAythya marila
King EiderSomateria spectabilisRare/Accidental
Common EiderSomateria mollissimaNear-threatened
Harlequin DuckHistrionicus histrionicus
Surf ScoterMelanitta perspicillataRare/Accidental
Velvet ScoterMelanitta fuscaRare/Accidental Vulnerable
White-winged ScoterMelanitta deglandiRare/Accidental
Common ScoterMelanitta nigra
Long-tailed DuckClangula hyemalisVulnerable
Common GoldeneyeBucephala clangulaRare/Accidental
Common MerganserMergus merganser
Red-breasted MerganserMergus serrator

 
GALLIFORMES: Phasianidae

Rock PtarmiganLagopus muta

 
PODICIPEDIFORMES: Podicipedidae

Horned GrebePodiceps auritusVulnerable
Red-necked GrebePodiceps grisegenaRare/Accidental

 
COLUMBIFORMES: Columbidae

Rock PigeonColumba livia
Common Wood-PigeonColumba palumbusRare/Accidental
Mourning DoveZenaida macrouraRare/Accidental

 
CUCULIFORMES: Cuculidae

Yellow-billed CuckooCoccyzus americanusRare/Accidental

 
CAPRIMULGIFORMES: Apodidae

Alpine SwiftApus melbaRare/Accidental
Common SwiftApus apusRare/Accidental

 
GRUIFORMES: Rallidae

Water RailRallus aquaticus
Eurasian CootFulica atraRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Haematopodidae

Eurasian OystercatcherHaematopus ostralegusNear-threatened

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Charadriidae

European Golden-PloverPluvialis apricaria
American Golden-PloverPluvialis dominicaRare/Accidental
Northern LapwingVanellus vanellusRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Common Ringed PloverCharadrius hiaticula
Semipalmated PloverCharadrius semipalmatusRare/Accidental
Eurasian DotterelCharadrius morinellusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Scolopacidae

Upland SandpiperBartramia longicaudaRare/Accidental
WhimbrelNumenius phaeopus
Eurasian CurlewNumenius arquataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-tailed GodwitLimosa limosaNear-threatened
Ruddy TurnstoneArenaria interpres
Red KnotCalidris canutusNear-threatened
RuffCalidris pugnaxRare/Accidental
SanderlingCalidris alba
DunlinCalidris alpina
Purple SandpiperCalidris maritima
White-rumped SandpiperCalidris fuscicollisRare/Accidental
Buff-breasted SandpiperCalidris subruficollisRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Pectoral SandpiperCalidris melanotosRare/Accidental
Semipalmated SandpiperCalidris pusillaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Eurasian WoodcockScolopax rusticolaRare/Accidental
Common SnipeGallinago gallinago
Red-necked PhalaropePhalaropus lobatus
Red PhalaropePhalaropus fulicarius
Greater YellowlegsTringa melanoleucaRare/Accidental
Common RedshankTringa totanus

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Stercorariidae

Great SkuaStercorarius skua
Pomarine JaegerStercorarius pomarinusRare/Accidental
Parasitic JaegerStercorarius parasiticus
Long-tailed JaegerStercorarius longicaudusRare/Accidental

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Alcidae

DovekieAlle alle
Common MurreUria aalge
Thick-billed MurreUria lomvia
RazorbillAlca torda
Black GuillemotCepphus grylle
Atlantic PuffinFratercula arcticaVulnerable

 
CHARADRIIFORMES: Laridae

Black-legged KittiwakeRissa tridactylaVulnerable
Ivory GullPagophila eburneaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Sabine's GullXema sabiniRare/Accidental
Black-headed GullChroicocephalus ridibundus
Laughing GullLeucophaeus atricillaRare/Accidental
Franklin's GullLeucophaeus pipixcanRare/Accidental
Common GullLarus canus
Ring-billed GullLarus delawarensisRare/Accidental
Herring GullLarus argentatus
Yellow-legged GullLarus michahellisRare/Accidental
Iceland GullLarus glaucoides
Lesser Black-backed GullLarus fuscus
Glaucous GullLarus hyperboreus
Great Black-backed GullLarus marinus
White-winged TernChlidonias leucopterusRare/Accidental
Arctic TernSterna paradisaea
Forster's TernSterna forsteriRare/Accidental

 
GAVIIFORMES: Gaviidae

Red-throated LoonGavia stellata
Common LoonGavia immer
Yellow-billed LoonGavia adamsiiRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Diomedeidae

Black-browed AlbatrossThalassarche melanophrisRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Oceanitidae

Wilson's Storm-PetrelOceanites oceanicusRare/Accidental

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Hydrobatidae

European Storm-PetrelHydrobates pelagicus
Leach's Storm-PetrelHydrobates leucorhousVulnerable

 
PROCELLARIIFORMES: Procellariidae

Northern FulmarFulmarus glacialis
Great ShearwaterArdenna gravisRare/Accidental
Sooty ShearwaterArdenna griseaRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Manx ShearwaterPuffinus puffinus

 
SULIFORMES: Sulidae

Northern GannetMorus bassanus

 
SULIFORMES: Phalacrocoracidae

Great CormorantPhalacrocorax carbo
European ShagGulosus aristotelis

 
PELECANIFORMES: Ardeidae

American BitternBotaurus lentiginosusRare/Accidental
Least BitternIxobrychus exilisRare/Accidental
Gray HeronArdea cinereaRare/Accidental
Little EgretEgretta garzettaRare/Accidental
Snowy EgretEgretta thulaRare/Accidental

 
ACCIPITRIFORMES: Accipitridae

Booted EagleHieraaetus pennatusRare/Accidental
Hen HarrierCircus cyaneusRare/Accidental
Northern HarrierCircus hudsoniusRare/Accidental

 
STRIGIFORMES: Strigidae

Eurasian Scops-OwlOtus scopsRare/Accidental
Long-eared OwlAsio otusRare/Accidental
Short-eared OwlAsio flammeus

 
FALCONIFORMES: Falconidae

Eurasian KestrelFalco tinnunculusRare/Accidental
MerlinFalco columbarius
GyrfalconFalco rusticolus

 
PASSERIFORMES: Vireonidae

Red-eyed VireoVireo olivaceusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Laniidae

Red-backed ShrikeLanius collurioRare/Accidental
Woodchat ShrikeLanius senatorRare/Accidental Near-threatened

 
PASSERIFORMES: Corvidae

Common RavenCorvus corax

 
PASSERIFORMES: Alaudidae

Greater Short-toed LarkCalandrella brachydactylaRare/Accidental
Eurasian SkylarkAlauda arvensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Acrocephalidae

Blyth's Reed WarblerAcrocephalus dumetorumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Hirundinidae

Bank SwallowRiparia ripariaRare/Accidental
Barn SwallowHirundo rusticaRare/Accidental
Common House-MartinDelichon urbicumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Phylloscopidae

Yellow-browed WarblerPhylloscopus inornatusRare/Accidental
Willow WarblerPhylloscopus trochilusRare/Accidental
Common ChiffchaffPhylloscopus collybitaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sylviidae

Eurasian BlackcapSylvia atricapillaRare/Accidental
Garden WarblerSylvia borinRare/Accidental
Barred WarblerCurruca nisoriaRare/Accidental
Lesser WhitethroatCurruca currucaRare/Accidental
Greater WhitethroatCurruca communisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Regulidae

Ruby-crowned KingletCorthylio calendulaRare/Accidental
GoldcrestRegulus regulusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sittidae

Red-breasted NuthatchSitta canadensisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Troglodytidae

Eurasian WrenTroglodytes troglodytes

 
PASSERIFORMES: Sturnidae

European StarlingSturnus vulgaris
Rosy StarlingPastor roseusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Turdidae

Swainson's ThrushCatharus ustulatusRare/Accidental
Hermit ThrushCatharus guttatusRare/Accidental
Song ThrushTurdus philomelosRare/Accidental
RedwingTurdus iliacusNear-threatened
Eurasian BlackbirdTurdus merula
American RobinTurdus migratoriusRare/Accidental
FieldfareTurdus pilaris
Ring OuzelTurdus torquatusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Muscicapidae

Spotted FlycatcherMuscicapa striataRare/Accidental
European RobinErithacus rubeculaRare/Accidental
BluethroatLuscinia svecicaRare/Accidental
European Pied FlycatcherFicedula hypoleucaRare/Accidental
Common RedstartPhoenicurus phoenicurusRare/Accidental
Black RedstartPhoenicurus ochrurosRare/Accidental
WhinchatSaxicola rubetraRare/Accidental
European StonechatSaxicola rubicolaRare/Accidental
Siberian StonechatSaxicola maurusRare/Accidental
Northern WheatearOenanthe oenanthe

 
PASSERIFORMES: Bombycillidae

Bohemian WaxwingBombycilla garrulusRare/Accidental
Cedar WaxwingBombycilla cedrorumRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Prunellidae

DunnockPrunella modularisRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Motacillidae

Gray WagtailMotacilla cinereaRare/Accidental
Citrine WagtailMotacilla citreolaRare/Accidental
White WagtailMotacilla alba
Meadow PipitAnthus pratensis
Rock PipitAnthus petrosusRare/Accidental
American PipitAnthus rubescensRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Fringillidae

Common ChaffinchFringilla coelebsRare/Accidental
BramblingFringilla montifringillaRare/Accidental
HawfinchCoccothraustes coccothraustesRare/Accidental
Common RosefinchCarpodacus erythrinusRare/Accidental
Common RedpollAcanthis flammea
Hoary RedpollAcanthis hornemanniRare/Accidental
European GoldfinchCarduelis carduelisRare/Accidental
Eurasian SiskinSpinus spinusRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Calcariidae

Lapland LongspurCalcarius lapponicusRare/Accidental
Snow BuntingPlectrophenax nivalis

 
PASSERIFORMES: Emberizidae

Black-headed BuntingEmberiza melanocephalaRare/Accidental
Little BuntingEmberiza pusillaRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Passerellidae

White-crowned SparrowZonotrichia leucophrysRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Parulidae

Black-and-white WarblerMniotilta variaRare/Accidental
Common YellowthroatGeothlypis trichasRare/Accidental
Northern ParulaSetophaga americanaRare/Accidental
Blackpoll WarblerSetophaga striataRare/Accidental Near-threatened
Black-throated Blue WarblerSetophaga caerulescensRare/Accidental
Yellow-rumped WarblerSetophaga coronataRare/Accidental

 
PASSERIFORMES: Cardinalidae

Scarlet TanagerPiranga olivaceaRare/Accidental

 

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