Stokkseyri Coast Birdlife

Stokkseyri Coast Birdlife

Stokkseyri and neighbouring Eyrarbakki are prime spots for migrant birds in late April and early May. 

Great flocks of waders arrive exhausted after their flight over the Atlantic.

For species like turnstone, Iceland is a staging post before their onward journey to north-east Greenland. 

Others will pause here before heading for their breeding sites inland. 

The coastline is backed by ponds and marshes, hosting nesting birds, among them black-tailed godwit, red-necked phalarope, and redshank.