About fifty years ago the Icelandic eagle was close to extinction. This year Iceland has more eagles’ nests than ever before in the last century, even though the weather this spring was unusually cold. So far the Icelandic Institute of Natural History has discovered 51 nests with eggs, one more than 2014 when 40 offspring survived. This summer may be more difficult because of the cold weather and chilly winds.
The number of eagles in Iceland is now a little over 70 pairs and has grown, little by little for half a century, but 50 years ago there were only 20 pairs left according to the Icelandic Institute of Natural History’s website.