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This checklist includes all bird species found in Surtsey , 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).
Bird Checklists of the World is part of Avibase and Bird links to the World, which are designed and maintained by Denis Lepage, and hosted by Birds Canada, which is a co-partner of Birdlife International.
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Country or region: Surtsey [map]
Description: Part of Vestmannaeyjar Archipelago
|Common Ringed Plover||Charadrius hiaticula|
|Common Redshank||Tringa totanus|
|Great Skua||Stercorarius skua|
|Parasitic Jaeger||Stercorarius parasiticus|
|Common Murre||Uria aalge|
|Black Guillemot||Cepphus grylle|
|Atlantic Puffin||Fratercula arctica|
|Black-legged Kittiwake||Rissa tridactyla|
|Herring Gull||Larus argentatus|
|Lesser Black-backed Gull||Larus fuscus|
|Great Black-backed Gull||Larus marinus|
|Northern Fulmar||Fulmarus glacialis|
|Sooty Shearwater||Ardenna grisea||Rare/Accidental|
|Manx Shearwater||Puffinus puffinus|
|Northern Gannet||Morus bassanus|
|Great Cormorant||Phalacrocorax carbo|
|Squacco Heron||Ardeola ralloides||Rare/Accidental|
|Barn Swallow||Hirundo rustica||Rare/Accidental|
|Snow Bunting||Plectrophenax nivalis|
|Baltimore Oriole||Icterus galbula||Rare/Accidental|