Good Summer for Sea Eagles in Iceland


Good Summer for Sea Eagles in Iceland

Arnarfjörður in the West Fjords.

Arnarfjörður ('Eagle Fjord') in the West Fjords. Sea eagles mainly breed in West Iceland and the West Fjords.Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

Never before have more sea eagle couples been counted on nests in Iceland than this summer, more than 70, and 39 hatchlings survived.

Róbert Arnar Stefánsson, director of the West Iceland Nature Institute, which organized the count, told that the eagle nesting was considered a great success.

“There have never been more nesting couples in the sea eagle stock, 73-74. This summer, 39 eagle chicks were brought up, which is equal to the record. So this has been an excellent year,” Róbert stated.

The sea eagle, which is at a risk of extinction, is a protected bird species in Iceland.

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