There is a large
bird cliff on the peninsula Langanes in the northeastern corner of the
country. Further south are the deltas of two great
rivers, Jokulsa a Dal and Lagarfljot, where there is a small, isolated
colony of great skuas and, farther inland a large colony of arctic
skuas; the latter are very common throughout Iceland.
Up from the Herad Bay, along River Lagarfljot, is a good area
for graylag geese. Hallormsstadur,
the largest wooded area of the country, has the same species of birds
as other woods in Iceland.
Two of the islands off the
east coast, Skrudur and Papey, have enormous numbers of sea birds.
Puffins are found there in tens of thousands, and there is a
fairly large colony of gannets on Island Skrudur.
The Hamars- and Alftafjordur Bays, and the Lon Area are very good
for the common waders.