Breeding distribution of Icelandic birds
The goal of this project is to map the distribution of Icelandic breeding birds using a 10x10 km grid system, collect data on breeding sites of scattered birds and seabird colonies and evaluate the density of certain species. The project began in 1987 in cooperation with volunteer birdwatchers and involved area-based surveys of SW-Iceland and Strandasýsla District. Data was systematically collected for breeding birds throughout the country from 1994 until 1997. Since then, data collection has taken place almost entirely in connection with other projects. The distribution of most breeding birds in Iceland is reasonably well known, but a number of large areas have yet to be surveyed. Most areas for which data is still lacking are in the central highland region.
IINH Contact: Kristinn Haukur Skarphéðinsson