As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Iceland's puffin in danger of extinction


Puffin numbers have gone dangerously low in recent years. mbl.is/Árni Sæberg

A new report called the 2018 State of the World's Birds Report and published by Birdlife lists 25 Icelandic birds species as endangered. 

The report, which provides a comprehensive look at the health of bird populations globally, has found that the extinction crisis has spread so far that even some well-known species are now in danger. This is reported by today's Morgunblaðið. 

Of those 25 bird species , Iceland's beloved puffin is in particular danger due to shortage of his natural food in South Iceland. Other endangered birds are the falcon, the sea eagle and the fulmar, to name a few. 


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