This is a blog about faroese birding. Big news and stories from the field will be told here. The Faroes Islands are a birders paradise – if you can handle the weather and the fact the birding is extremely weather dependent. The islands can be loaded with birds or they can be void and empty… But there is almost always something to see and the majestic scenery is always there!
We have about 50 breeding species on the Faroes. Vast numbers of puffins, manx shearwaters, gannets, guillmots, kittiwakes, great and arctic skuas and maybe up to 90% of the worlds breeding population of european storm-petrels! So summer is quite exciting for visitors!
304 species have been recorded so far on the Faroes – that means that about 250 are vagrants. And vagrancy in autumn is the real thrill! From mid august to mid november anything can happen. Sibes and yanks can turn up everywhere – we only need some birders to come and find them!
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Silas Olofson (SiO)