The Ringed Plover is a migratory bird

Sandlóa – Ringed Plover – Charadrius hiaticula

The Ringed Plover (Charadrius hiaticula) is one of the migratory birds that arrives in Iceland in April. In the winter time it stays in South West Europe.  sandloa-2

The Ringed Plover lays its eggs in sand and gravel all over the country. The breeding population counts around 50,000 pairs.


The photoes of the chick are taken on the banks of Ölfusá River.