Iceland Wading Birds Photo Gallery

Redshanks (Tringa totanus) are medium-sized noisy wading birds.

redshank in flight redshank redshank


Oystercatchers (Haemotopus ostralegus) are one of the largest wading birds in Iceland.

oystercatcher oystercatcher in flight oystercatcher nest

Snipes (Gallinago gallinago) are a common medium sized wading bird, but they are shy.


Whimbrels (Numenius phaeopus) are a large wading bird with long legs. They winter in West Africa south of the Sahara.


Black-tailed godwits (Limosa limosa) live in marshy lowlands.

black-tailed godwit

Red-necked phalaropes (Phalaropus lobatus) are active swimmers, catching insects on the water.

mating red-necked phalaropes red-necked phalarope red-necked phalarope

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Last modified 7 September 2008