Waders are long-legged wading birds often with long bills.
They usually live in and around wetlands or coastal environments. Most of the species that live in Iceland are strongly migratory. Some of them are amongst the longest distance migrants. They spend the non-breeding season in the southern hemisphere. Most of them arrive in Iceland in early spring, from March to May and leave in the end of summer or beginning of autumn.
The majority of them eat small invertebrates. Different lengths of bills make it possible for these different species to feed in the same places without competition, especially on the coast.
|Heiðlóa – Golden Plover – Pluvialis apricaria||ORNOSK blogs|
|Hrossagaukur – Snipe – Gallinago gallinago||ORNOSK blogs|
|Jaðrakan – Black-tailed Godwit – Limosa limosa||ORNOSK blogs|
|Lóuþræll – Dunlin – Calidris alpina||ORNOSK blogs|
|Óðinshani – Red-necked Phalarope – Phalaropus lobatus||ORNOSK blogs|
|Rauðbrystingur – Red Knot – Calidris canutus||ORNOSK blogs|
|Sanderla – Sanderling – Calidris alba||ORNOSK blogs|
|Sandlóa – Ringed Plover – Charadrius hiaticula||ORNOSK blogs|
|Sendlingur – Purple Sandpiper – Calidris maritima||ORNOSK blogs|
|Spói – Whimbrel – Numenius phaeopus||ORNOSK blogs|
|Stelkur – Redshank – Tringa totanus||ORNOSK blogs|
|Tildra – Ruddy Turnstone – Arenaria interpres||ORNOSK blogs|
|Tjaldur – Oyestercatcher – Haematopus ostralegus||ORNOSK blogs|
|Þórshani – Red Phalarope – Phalaropus fulicarius||ORNOSK blogs|