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and other NATURE

during the 
Focus On Nature Tour
in Iceland
in June 2012.

All of the photographs that follow were taken during that tour 
by tour participant, Gabriel Hauser -
- all rights reserved.


Probably the avian star of the show


A Narrative relating to our June 2012 tour in Iceland 

A Complete List of Icelandic Birds

Upcoming FONT Birding & Nature Tours

FONT Past Tour Highlights 

A Directory of Photos in this Website

More Puffins


 And yet another.


Never enough Puffins.

Another alcid, a Black Guillemot
in breeding plumage


This alcid is a Common Murre,
the bridled form.
In Europe, and Iceland is in Europe,
the English name of this bird is simply Guillemot.   

And yet another alcid is the Razorbill.
In English, it's "Razorbill" anywhere.

 Male and female Harlequins in a rushing river.


A Great Skua in the water
by the side of a road.


A female Rock Ptarmigan

And a male Rock Ptarmigan


A White Wagtail


A Redwing


 From Redwing to Redshank,
this is  an adult Common Redshank.

A baby Redshank

The adult Eurasian Oystercatcher

And its baby.

An adult Whooper Swan with cygnets 


Just the cygnets.

A Pink-footed Goose

And a Pink-footed Gosling

An adult male Common Eider

And the little Common Eider ducklings

A female Barrow's Goldeneye
In Europe, this mostly American species is only in Iceland.

An Arctic Tern.
Of all the birds that leave Iceland in the winter,
this one travels the furthest.

A dark-morph Parasitic Jaeger


A Black-tailed Godwit
On Iceland, this subspecies, Limosa limosa islandica,
is an endemic breeder.

A Common Ringed Plover

A Red-necked Phalarope in breeding plumage

In its breeding plumage, a Red-throated Loon.
In Europe, it goes by the English name of Red-throated Dover.



A Common Loon in its breeding attire.
Its English name in Europe is the Great Northern Diver.
In Europe, it only nests in Iceland. 

In its brightly-colored breeding garb,
a Horned Grebe,
known in Europe as the Slavonian Grebe.

 And yet another bird in breeding plumage
is this male Snow Bunting.

Not a bird, but an animal we saw in Iceland,
the Reindeer, Rangifer tarandus.
Reindeer have been in the wild in Iceland since 1771,
when about a dozen were introduced from Norway.
Now there are about 3,000 in Iceland.

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