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Black-Tailed Godwit

Black-Tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) – early spring

Black-Tailed Godwit  (Limosa limosa) is a common breeding bird in the low lands around most of Iceland. It lays its eggs in grown wetlands. In winter it is mostly in Ireland or by the coasts of West Europe all the way south to Portugal.

The population is around 10.000 pairs in Iceland. A lot of Black-Tailed Godwits have been marked in the last few years.  Many in the Nature Reserve in Flói, not far from Selfoss. These marked birds have been around. Below are pictures of two marked ones and their recovery stories.


 YN-YLflag07.07.06Friðland, Flói, Árnessýsla, S Iceland

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