your cursor on the photo to see the species name)
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Photo copyright Frode
Birdwatcher's Paradise - by the Faroe Islands Tourist Board.
the long days of summer, the many cliffs on the northern and western coasts
of the islands teem with huge flocks of birds. Cold arctic currents merge
with the warm Gulf Stream in the waters off the Faroes, resulting in a
particularly rich food environment for the nesting birds. Ornithologists
have identified approximately 300 species of birds in the Faroes. Of these,
40 species are common breeding birds and about 40 are rare or irregular
Vestmannabjørgini - download a leaflet on the
of the Faeroe Islands.
Islands: Isles of birds - by Richard Manin. The
of this steep end of ground of abrupt cliffs (500m), it is the extraordinary
quantity and variety of birds which always nest there. 225 species are
observed on the only island of Mykines which becomes, from spring, a sanctuary
of birds without equivalent in Europe.
Islands Information Page - for the lighter side of the Faeroe
with a strong focus on puffins, follow this link!
the ornithologist the Faroe Islands are a veritable paradise. The most
species are puffins, guillemots, kittiwakes, fulmars, petrels, black
and razor bills. The oyster catcher (Tjaldur) is the national bird of the