Bulandsnes Bird Reserve (Búlandsnes)

Bulandsnes Bird Reserve (Búlandsnes)

Contrasting habitats make the Bulandsnes peninsula rich in bird species and an important breeding ground for many birds. 

The area is recognized as globally important by Birdlife International.  

Among the breeders are common shelduck, northern shoveler and Slavonian grebe, but many others, among them oystercatcher, turnstone, curlew, sanderling, knot, little auk, king eider, and brent goose are seen at different times of the year, some as passage migrants. 

An annual bird count is conducted there on behalf of the Icelandic Institute of Natural History. 

Many easy trails lead you around the marshland, ponds, beaches, and dunes and a map is available at the village Tourist Information Centre. Access is free but visitors are asked not to disturb the birds, especially during the breeding season.

Entry to the reserve is from the approach road to the village - you will see a dirt track to the right.  There are two hides in the marshland surrounding the ponds and visitors are encouraged to use them.