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Norways most sought after birds

The following is a selection of norwegian bird species sought after by many birdwatchers visitng Norway from abroad, with suggestions on where, when and how they may be found.

This is only a few of the more than 260 breeding bird species of Norway. If you miss information about your target bird, feel free to contact us and ask where and how to find it. We are here to help you succeed.

The difficulty level is based on how easy the species is to find if you visit the best location on the best time of the year. Ask us for further advice on when and where to go.

We are also glad to offer you fixed photo hides for many of the birds of Norway. A total over view of our photo hides can be found here

 

Storlom (Gavia arctica)

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Områder: Varanger, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Jæren og Lista

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Mai til oktober

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

Breeds on inland lakes in most parts of the country, commoner in the east. Migrates inland and is the commonest diver in the Osloarea, mainly in April and May. Very few pass coastal headlands compared to Red-throated. Gather in the hundreds in sheltered fjords of Finnmark in spring. A few winter along the Skagerrak coast, Lista and southern Jæren.

 

Smålom (Gavia Stellata)

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Områder: Varanger, Pasvik, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Dovrefjell og Rondane, Jæren og Lista

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Hele året

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

Uncommon breeder in Southern Norway,more common in the north. Breeds on small tarns and marsh pools. Rather common along the coast in winter. Migrates inthe hundreds past headlands, mainly in May.

 

Gulnebblom (Gavia adamsii)

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Områder: Varanger og Trondheimsfjord

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: November til mai

Vanskelighetsgrad: Middels vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

Winters uncommonly along the Norwegiancoast, commoner in the north. Balsfjorden near Tromsø is one of the most reliablesites in winter. It migrates along the coast inspring and autumn, particularly in mid-May.The prime spot is Slettnes in Finnmark, but headlands in the south can be productive as well.

 

Horndykker (Podiceps auritus)

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Områder: Lavangen, Trondheimsfjord, Dovrefjell og Rondane, Jæren og Lista

Fotoskjul: Trondheimsfjord

Tidsrom: Hele året

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

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The core breeding area of Norway is in Tromsand northern part of Nordland. Has spread to Finnmark and Southeastern Norway in recent years. Prefers densely vegetated and nutrient rich lakes in the lowlands. Stays often well hidden but the breeding pair often meet openly out on the lake in the evening. Regular along coast in winter, such as at Lista, Jæren and Møre.

 

Toppskarv (Phalacrocorax aristotelis)

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Områder: Varanger og Trondheimsfjord

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Hele året

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A common resident along most of the Norwegian coast, except in the Oslofjord. It has recently colonized the Skagerrak coast. It is more tied to the coast compared to Cormorant.

 

Sangsvane (Cygnus cygnus)

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Områder: Varanger, Pasvik, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Dovrefjell og Rondane, Jæren og Lista

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Hele året

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

Uncommon but regular breeder in smalllakes in woodland or montane areas of southeastern and northern Norway. Numbers have increased in recent years. Winters in sometimes large flocks on freshwater lakesand rivers as long as the ice conditions allow.Migrates to Denmark or Great Britain during cold spells.

 

Kortnebbgås (Anser brachyrhynchus)

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Områder: Trondheimsfjord

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: April, mai, august, september og oktober

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Breeds on Svalbard. Common during migration in mainland Norway, passing over the Oslo area in flocks of many hundreds during April and early May. Large resting areas around the Trondheimsfjord and in Lofoten-Vesterålen.

 

Sædgås (Anser fabalis)

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Områder: Varanger, Pasvik og Trondheimsfjord

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: April, mai, september, oktober og november

Vanskelighetsgrad: Middels vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

Uncommon but regular breeder in Finnmark, where two subspecies occur: fabalis in the taiga zone (such as Pasvik) and rossicus in tundra areas (such as Finnmarksvidda and Varanger). Fabalis is also a very rare breeder in the mountains further south in Norway. The two occur together during migration and in winter at Jæren in southern Norway.

 

Dverggås (Anser erythropus)

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Områder: Varanger

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Tidsrom: Mai - august

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Formerly common in the Scandinavian mountains but now nearly extinct. Very rare in Norway away from the regular resting site of Valdakmyra (and to a lesser extent around the Varangerfjord), from May to early June and from mid-August to mid-September.

 

Sjøorre (Melanitta fusca)

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Områder: Varanger, Pasvik, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Dovrefjell og Rondane, Jæren og Lista

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Hele året

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

Sparsely distributed breeder of inland freshwater lakes, mainly on higher ground and in the mountains. Common along the coast outside breeding season, mainly along coast of Central and Southern Norway. Immature and moulting birds can be found along the coast in summer, for instance at Mølen.

 

Havelle (Clangula hyemalis)

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Områder: Varanger, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Dovrefjell og Rondane, Jæren og Lista

Fotoskjul: Båtsfjord

Tidsrom: Hele året

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

Common breeder in small freshwater lakes with small islands in Finnmark and other places in Northern Norway, inland and near the coast. In Svalbard, breeds along seashore as well. Uncommon breeder in similar habitat in the mountains of Southern Norway. Common along the coast outside breeding season, particularly in Northern Norway. The species' presence is often first noted by its peculiar and melodic call.

 

Ærfugl (Somateria mollissima)

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Områder: Varanger, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Jæren og Lista

Fotoskjul: Båtsfjord

Tidsrom: Hele året

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

Common along the coast, often in large flocks. Subspecies borealis breeds in Svalbard and can be found among birds belonging to the nominate form along the coast of Northern Norway mainly in winter.

 

Praktærfugl (Somateria spectabilis)

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Områder: Varanger, Vega, Trondheimsfjord,

Fotoskjul: Båtsfjord

Tidsrom: November - mai (noen få oversomrer i Varanger)

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

King Eider breeds on Svalbard, for instancein the Advent delta by Longyearbyen. The species' most important European wintering area is along the coast of Northern Norway south to Vega, particularly in Finnmark and the outer section of the Varangerfjord. The species seems to prefer deeper water than Common and Steller's Eiders. King Eider is worth looking for in gatherings of Common Eiders further south in Norway as well.

 

Stellerand (Polysticta stelleri)

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Områder: Varanger

Fotoskjul: Båtsfjord

Tidsrom: November - mai

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

Has its most important wintering area in Europe in Eastern Finnmark. In the Varangerfjord it is found all year, but with up to several thousand in late winter. Breeding has been suspected. Regular in winter south to Andøya. Increasingly uncommon further south along the coast.








 

Havørn (Haliaeetus albicilla)

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Områder: Varanger, Pasvik, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Jæren og Lista

Fotoskjul: Trondheimsfjord, Leka og Molde

Tidsrom: Hele året

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

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Common, even numerous in places along the coast from Møre to Finnmark. It is quite common south to Lista as well, particularly in winter. In recent years it has re-established itself as a breeding bird in the outer Oslofjord. It is regularly encountered inland.

 

Kongeørn (Aquila chryseatos)

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Områder: Varanger, Pasvik, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Dovrefjell og Rondane

Fotoskjul: Stjørdal og Molde

Tidsrom: Hele året

Vanskelighetsgrad: Middels vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

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Sparsely distributed across Norway year round, mainly in montane areas but also in forests. It is particularly common on the larger islands along the coast of Troms and Western Finnmark. In South Norway it is fairly reliable in southern Østfold in winter and at southern Jæren all year.

 

Hønsehauk (Accipiter gentilis)

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Områder: Varanger, Pasvik, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Dovrefjell og Rondane, Jæren og Lista

Fotoskjul: Molde

Tidsrom: Hele året

Vanskelighetsgrad: Vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

Breeds in woodland all over Norway, including the outskirts of Oslo. Significantly less common than Sparrowhawk. Although shy, it often enters suburban and even urban areas to hunt in winter.

 

Jaktfalk (Falco rusticolus)

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Områder: Varanger og Dovrefjell og Rondane

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Hele året

Vanskelighetsgrad: Vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

Sparsely distributed across Norway, primarily in montane areas, preying on ptarmigans inland and seabirds along the coast. Core areas include Dovre and Finnmark. The speciesis threatened by international collectors of eggs and young, and thus the exact breeding locations are kept secret and known breedingsites under surveillance. Collisions with man made obstructions such as reindeer fences are also a major threat. The population of Gyr Falcons in Finnmark today is less than 20 %of what it used to be 150 years ago. In winter it is regularly seen at Lista, Jæren, Ørlandet and other places where large numbers of gulls and sea ducks gather.

 

Jerpe (Bonasa bonasia)

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Områder: Pasvik, Lavangen, Trondheimsfjord

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Hele året

Vanskelighetsgrad: Vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

Quite common in boreal forest in many parts of Norway, including in the woodland surrounding Oslo, but the species leads a secretive life and can be very hard to find. Search for it in shaded valleys dominated by mature spruce mixed with deciduous trees like alder and birch. Imitating its call with a recording or a specially designed flute may increase your chances of finding it, although is not always effective.

 

Lirype (Lagopus lagopus)

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Områder: Varanger, Pasvik, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord og Dovrefjell og Rondane

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Hele året

Vanskelighetsgrad: Middels vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

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Common in birch woods and willow region at high elevations in Southern Norway and down to the coast further north. Numbers vary from year to year. In Tromsø the species is common in recreational areas in and around the city.

 

Fjellrypa (Lagopus muta)

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Områder: Varanger og Dovrefjell og Rondane

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Tidsrom: Hele året

Vanskelighetsgrad: Vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

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Usually found in mountains high above treeline in areas with large boulders and exposed rock. Some places, particularly in Northern Norway, suitable habitat like this is found along the coast as well. In areas where the two species of ptarmigan occur together, Willow Ptarmigan usually stick to the willow region while Rock Ptarmigan is found in dried-out river beds and other areas of exposed rock and gravel. Willow Ptarmigan is usually easy to find, where as finding Rock Ptarmigan often takes a lot of walking in difficult terrain. Identification must always be based on call or visual appearance - habitat never gives you more than an indication of the species.

 

Orrfugl (Terao tetrix)

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Områder: Varanger, Pasvik, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Dovrefjell og Rondane, Jæren og Lista

Fotoskjul: Levanger

Tidsrom: Hele året

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

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Common in woodland up to the willow region in most parts of the country and also on heathland along the coast. Males gather on marshes and clearings in forest in spring, performing a lekking display accompanied by vocalizations audible several kilometres.

 

Storfugl (Tetrao urogallus)

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Områder: Varanger, Pasvik, Lavangen, Trondheimsfjord, Dovrefjell og Rondane og Jæren

Fotoskjul: Lierne

Tidsrom: Hele året

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

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Uncommon but regular breeder in Finnmark, where two subspecies occur: fabalis in the taiga zone (such as Pasvik) and rossicus in tundra areas (such as Finnmarksvidda and Varanger). Fabalis is also a very rare breeder in the mountains further south in Norway. The two occur together during migration and in winter at Jæren in southern Norway.

 

Trane (Grus grus)

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Områder: Pasvik, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Dovrefjell og Rondane og Lista

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: April - september

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

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Breeds on marshes in taiga forest and mountains mainly in Southeast and Central Norway. Also some places in Western and Northern Norway. Migrant, arriving in April and leaving in September. Gather in groups or even large flocks during migration, often resting on remote cultivated fields. Some traditional resting areas include Løten east of Åkersvika, Meldal west of Orkelsjøen and in Namdalen in Central Norway.

 

Boltit (Charadrius morinellus)

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Områder: Varanger og Dovrefjell og Rondane

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Mai - august

Vanskelighetsgrad: Vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

A sparse breeder on dry moraine hills above tree line. They are often very approachable, and as such, can also be difficult to spot. In May, when the birds arrive and wait for the snow and ice to melt in the breeding areas. Dotterels are sometimes found on recently ploughed and fallow fields in the lowlands, such as near Kurefjorden, on Lista and Jæren.

 

Heilo (Pluvialis apricaria)

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Områder: Varanger, Pasvik, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Dovrefjell og Rondane, Jæren og Lista

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: April - september

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

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Common and conspicuous breeder on mountain plateaus and tundra in summer. Its vocalizations are a dominating ambient element of the soundscape in the mountains of Southern Norway. Nesting birds can be seen performing distraction displays, hoping to draw your (and other suspected predators) attention away from its eggs or young by pretending to be injured. Common at migration sites, often resting in cultivated fields.

 

Polarsnipe (Calidris canutus)

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Områder: Varanger

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Mai

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

Common migrant at typical shorebird sites along the coast, also in more rocky habitats together with Purple Sandpiper and Turnstone.The Balsfjord and the Porsangerfjord are reckoned to be the most important restingareas for the Greenland and North American populations. In May, tens of thousand Knots in brick-red summer plumage gather at these sites.

 

Temmincksnipe (Calidris temminckii)

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Områder: Varanger, Trondheimsfjord og Dovrefjell og Rondane

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Mai - august

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

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Breeds along the shores of mountain lakes inSouthern Norway, and also at river mouths withdry gravel banks along the Trondheimsfjord.During migration, tends to prefer resting onmud in freshwater or brackish environments.

 

Fjæreplytt (Calidris maritima)

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Områder: Varanger, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Jæren og Lista

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Hele året

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

Regular but rather uncommon breeder inthe mountains of Southern Norway, such as Hardangervidda and Valdresflya, also down to the coast in Northern Norway. Winters along rocky shores with seaweed, even far north.

 

Fjellmyrløper (Limicola falcinellus)

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Områder: Pasvik

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Mai - august

Vanskelighetsgrad: Vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

Prefers to nest in inaccessible areas of wet and dangerous black bogs. The strong hold in Norway for this species is Finnmark, but a few pairs still remain in a few places in South Norway, such as at Nekmyrene. Most are seen on migration sites in May-June and in August

 

Brusfugl (Philomachus pugnax)

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Områder: Varanger, Pasvik, Trondheimsfjord og Dovrefjell og Rondane

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Mai - august

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

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Formerly a rather common breeder on marshes in much of the country. In recent years, populations have decreased significantly.In Southern Norway it is easiest to find at Nekmyrene and Fokstumyra (although in danger of disappearing from the latter at least). The population in Finnmark is much healthier. The birds gather at traditional display leks in spring. Can be common in freshwaterwetlands and along the coast during migration.

 

 

Kvartbekkasin (Lymnocryptes minimus)

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Områder: Varanger og Pasvik,

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Mai - september

Vanskelighetsgrad: Vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

Uncommon breeder in Southern Norway,more common in the north. Breeds on small tarns and marsh pools. Rather common along the coast in winter. Migrates inthe hundreds past headlands, mainly in May.

 

Dobbeltbekkasin (Gallinago media)

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Områder: Trondheimsfjord og Dovrefjell og Rondane

Fotoskjul: Levanger

Tidsrom: Mai - juli

Vanskelighetsgrad: Vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

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A declining species in Norway due to the intensification of agriculture. However, in the montane areas of Southern and Central Norway it is rather common and with stable populations in marshy areas with willow thickets. Like Capercaillie, Black Grouse and Ruff, Great Snipe gather in spectacular lekking displays in spring, for instance in Levanger.

 

Småspove (Numenius phaeopus)

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Områder: Varanger, Pasvik, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Dovrefjell og Rondane, Jæren og Lista

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Mai - august

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

Breeds on marshes in open terrain mainly in Central and Northern Norway, with a few pairs also in Western Norway. Rather commonon migration. Most are seen May-September.

 

Sotsnipe (Tringa erythropeus)

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Områder: Varanger og Pasvik

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Mai - august

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

Breeds almost exclusively in woodland marshes in Finnmark, such as in Pasvik. It is rather common on migration further south, with a few in May and most in July-August.

 

Svømmesnipe (Phalaropus lobatus)

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Områder: Varanger og Dovrefjell og Rondane,

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Mai - august

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

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Breeds in shallow ponds in montane marshlands of Southern Norway, such as on Hardangervidda and at Nekmyrene, and along the coast as well in Northern Norway, such as Seinesodden by Bodø. Most common, however, in Finnmark, for instance along the northern coast of the Varangerfjord. Most are seen from May-August.

 

Polarjo (Stercorarius pomarinius)

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Områder: Varanger

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Mai - juni

Vanskelighetsgrad: Middels vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

Migrates past the coast of Northern Norway in vast numbers, mainly in May. Slettnes is the prime location, but any headland along the outer coast will do. Less common in the south.

 

Tyvjo (Stercorarius parasiticus)

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Områder: Varanger, Lavangen og Jæren.

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Mai - september

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

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Breeds along the outer coast, more common towards north. Mainly seen May-September. The largest colony is at Slettnes, Finnmark.

 

Fjelljo (Sterorarius longicaudus)

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Områder: Varanger, Lavangen og Dovrefjell og Rondane

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Mai - august

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

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Breeds variably on tundra and mountain plateaus, fluctuating with the rodent populations. Mainly seen May-July. In Southern Norway is easiest to find at Valdresflya. Rather common in Finnmark, for instance on the Varanger peninsula.

 

Storjo (Stercorarius skua)

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Områder: Mulig på trekk langs hele kysten

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Tidsrom: April -oktober

Vanskelighetsgrad: Vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

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Uncommon breeder along the outer coast, usually near seabird cliffs. Breeds regularly for instance at Runde, Røst and in Western F innmark. About 350 pairs breeds on Bjørnøya (Svalbard).

 

Grønlandsmåke (Larus glaucoides)

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Områder: Varanger, Lavangen, Trondheimsfjord og Jæren

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: November - mai

Vanskelighetsgrad: Vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

Winters regularly in Norway, mainly inthe north, such as in Lofoten, Vesterålen, Andøya and along the Varangerfjord. Usually outnumbered by Glaucous Gulls.

 

Polarmåke (Larus hyperboreus)

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Områder: Varanger, Lavangen, Trondheimsfjord og Jæren

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: November - mai

Vanskelighetsgrad: Vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

Breeds commonly in Svalbard. Winters regularly along coast of mainland Norway, mainly in the north. Sometimes encountered in the hundreds in Varanger, where a few regularly also spend the summer.

 

Krykkje (Rissa tridactyla)

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Områder: Varanger

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Hele året

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

Breeds in colonies on steep cliffs along the outer coast, a few on and around Utsira, but most from Runde and northwards. Some also breed on walls of seaside buildings in harbours.

 

Dvergmåke (Hydrocoloeus minitus)

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Områder: Pasvik og Trondheimsfjord,

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Mai -august

Vanskelighetsgrad: Middels vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

Has colonised eastern Finnmark in recent years and is now common along the Pasvikelva watercourse in summer (mid-May-July). Also increasingly regular in lakes in the eastern parts of the country further south, such as at Vesle Sølensjøen. Also Jæren. Is regularly encountered during migration on wetland sites such as Nordre Øyeren in May and August.

 

Rødnebbterne (Sterna paradisaea)

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Områder: Varanger, Pasvik, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Dovrefjell og Rondane, Jæren og Lista

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Mai - september

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding


 

Polarlomvi (Uria lomvia)

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Områder: Varanger

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Mars - september

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

Numerous in Svalbard. A few pairs bred formerly in seabird colonies south to Runde. Now only found in the northern most colonies. Vardø is the most reliable and accessible site along the coast of mainland Norway.

 

Teist (Cepphus grylle)

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Områder: Varanger, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Jæren og Lista

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Hele året

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

Common along the outer coast of mainland Norway, breeding underneath seaside boulders. Becoming commoner further north. In Svalbard, race mandtii breeds higher up on the cliffs, sometimes a bit inland.

 

 

Lunde (Fratercula arctica)

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Områder: Varanger og Lavangen

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: April - september

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

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About 35 colonies are distributed along the Norwegian coast, from Utsira to Vardø. The colony at Røst is the largest, with about 450,000 pairs, even after the dramatic decrease in numbers that has taken place during the last decades in part because of human industrial fishing. Rather uncommonly encountered along the coast outside the breeding season. They breed among boulders or in burrows dug out in grassy slopes.

 

Hubro (Bubo bubo)

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Områder: Vega

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Februar - mai og september - november

Vanskelighetsgrad: Vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

Uncommon and local in mature conifer forests with cliffs and on heathland along the outer coast. Most easily found near Halden, in the hills south of Jæren, at Hitra and at the Solvær archipelago on the Helgeland coast. The owls can be hard to spot but can be heard calling at dusk and dawn mainly in early spring.

 

Snøugle (Bubo scandiacus)

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Områder: Varanger

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Tidsrom: Mai - august

Vanskelighetsgrad: Vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

Uncommon and very variable in mountains and on tundra, dependent on good rodent populations. Børgefjell and the Varanger peninsula are among the most reliable places to look for it. Are sometimes found along the coast outside the breeding season.

 

Haukugle (Surnia ulula)

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Områder: Varanger, Pasvik, Lavangen, Trondheimsfjord og Dovrefjell og Rondane,

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Tidsrom: Mars - juli

Vanskelighetsgrad: Middels vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

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Breeds in open conifer and birch woodland in many parts of the country, most commonly in the north. Is often active during daylight and may sit exposed in treetops. Is in some years encountered at migration sites in autumn. Some years easy to find, some other years impossible.

 

Spurveugle (Glaucidium passerinum)

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Områder: Lavangen og Trondheimsfjord

Fotoskjul: Levanger

Tidsrom: Hele året

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Rather common in woodland areas in the eastern parts of South Norway and northwards to Saltfjellet. In particular it fancies patches of mixed forest in areas with cultivated meadows and fields. Territorial calls in spring can easily be imitated by whistling, often resulting in aprompt response.

 

Slagugle (Strix uralensis)

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Tidsrom: April - juli

Vanskelighetsgrad: Vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding.

A regular but uncommon breeder in the easternmost taiga forests of Southern Norway, particularly Finnskogene. May also be encountered in Lierne and Pasvik, particularly in years with plenty of rodents. Breeds in cavities including large nest-boxes. Look for it by driving around at dusk in areas of mature conifer forest mixed with fields, clearings and marshes. Calls in the darkest hours mainly in early spring.

 

Lappugle (Strix nebulosa)

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Områder: Pasvik

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Tidsrom: April - juli

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A regular but uncommon breeder in Pasvik and Øvre Anárjohka, easiest to find in years with good rodent populations. In such years, may also breed in other areas of mature and open taiga forest, such as in Hedmark. Look for it in Pasvik by driving around at dusk or on mid-summer nights in areas of fields, clearings and marshes. Hunts by flying low over the ground like a Short-eared Owl or by sitting exposed on the edges of marshes and cultivated fields, looking for prey. Can wander quite a bit outside breeding season and may sometimes be encountered at unlikely sites. Reveals its presence during winter by leaving characteristic pattern ("angels") from hunting in the snow.

 

Perleugle (Aegolius funerus)

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Områder: Lavangen og Trondheimsfjord

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Tidsrom: Februar - juli

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Rather common but variable and nomadic in nature, mainly breeding in conifer forest with access to Black Woodpecker nest cavities in areas with good supplies of rodents and shrews. Its calls can often be heard early in spring in the darkest hours of the night. During daytime, you can scratch the treetrunk underneath Black Woodpeckerholes and hope a Tengmalm's Owl will peak out to investigate.

 

Gråspett (Picus canus)

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Områder: Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord og Jæren

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Tidsrom: Hele året

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Breeds in deciduous or mixed woods mainly in Central and Southern Norway. Rather uncommon except for on sunny slopes along the fjords of the west coast where quite common. Vocal at all times of year. Can be encountered along the outer coast in autumn, often far from trees.

 

Svartspett (Dryocopus martius)

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Områder: Pasvik, Lavangen, Trondheimsfjord, Dovrefjell og Rondane, Jæren og Lista

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A large, loud and conspicous inhabitant of mature conifer and mixed woodlands of Central Norway and the eastern and southern parts of Southern Norway. It makes large cavities in tree-trunks but only uses them in one season. Afterwards, these cavities are vital to other species of birds and mammals, including Goldeneye, Goosander, Stock Dove, Kestrel, Tengmalm's Owl and Redstart, in some parts of the country Smew and Hawk Owl as well. Pine marten and red squirrel may use them for shelter in winter. It is always exciting to scratch carefully on the trunk underneath a Black Woodpecker hole to see what peaks out to investigate.

 

Dvergspett (Dendrocopos minor)

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Områder: Pasvik, Lavangen, Trondheimsfjord, Jæren og Lista

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Tidsrom: April - oktober

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Breeds in deciduous woodland in most parts of the country although not very commonly. Reliable at Dælivannet near Oslo, for instance.

 

Hvitryggspett (Dendrocopos leucotos)

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Områder: Jæren og Lista

Fotoskjul: Molde

Tidsrom: Hele året

Vanskelighetsgrad: Middels vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

Breeds on sunny slopes covered with deciduous woods, particularly aspen, and with a high percentage of dead and dying trees along the coast from Aust-Agder to Sør-Trøndelag. Reliable for instance near Lista, near Ålesund and in Sengsdalen. Formerly rather common in the eastern parts of Southern Norway aswell, but is now almost extinct here because of habitat loss.

 

Tretåspett (Picoides tridactylus)

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Områder: Varanger, Pasvik, Lavangen, Trondheimsfjord og Dovrefjell og Rondane

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Tidsrom: Hele året

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Prefers mature coniferous or mixed forest with a high percentage of dead or dying trees, and can be found in such habitat in many parts of the country. It can be difficult to find and is usually outnumbered by Great Spotted Woodpeckers. Three-toed may be seen in the woodlands surrounding Oslo, although it is more reliable in old-growth forests such as Trillemarka. Its presence is often revealed by the characteristic lines of small holes it pecksin the trunks of conifer trees, in order to obtain sap.

 

Lappiplerke (Anthus cervinus)

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Områder: Varanger

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Tidsrom: Mai - August

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Common many places in Finnmark, less common in tundra terrain other places in Northern Norway, for instance around Tromsø. The densest population is found in the Čoskajeaggi marshes in Varanger. Your odds of finding it increases significantly if you are aware of its discrete but characteristic calls.

 

Sidensvans (Bombycilla garrulus)

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Områder: Varanger, Pasvik, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Dovrefjell og Rondane, Jæren og Lista

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Is most often seen in large flocks feeding on berries in the lowland in late autumn and winter. Uncommon breeder in mature taiga forest, mainly in Northern Norway, for instance in Pasvik. Often very approachable, particularly outside the breeding season.

 

Blåstrupe (Luscinia svecica)

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Områder: Varanger, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Dovrefjell og Rondane,

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Tidsrom: Mai - august

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Summer migrant (mainly May - September). Typically found in willow scrub, in Southern Norway in the mountains, in Northern Norway also near the coast. During migration, it is often found in reedbeds in the lowlands.

 

 

 

Fossekall (Cinclus cinclus)

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Områder: Varanger, Pasvik, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Dovrefjell og Rondane, Jæren og Lista

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Tidsrom: Hele året

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Norway's national bird. It is found along streams in most parts of the country, also in winter.

 

Ringtrost (Turdus torquatus)

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Områder: Varanger, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord og Dovrefjell og Rondane,

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Tidsrom:

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

Breeds in areas of cliffs and boulders. Most migrate and are regularly seen at migration sites from April to mid-May and in September-October.

 

Gråtrost (Turdus pilaris)

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Områder: Varanger, Pasvik, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Dovrefjell og Rondane, Jæren og Lista

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Mars - November

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

Numerous and conspicuous in most kinds of woodland across the country, mainly March-November. Gathers in large flocks in autumn before migrating across the North Sea.

 

Rødvingetrost (Turdus iliacus)

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Områder: Varanger, Pasvik, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Dovrefjell og Rondane, Jæren og Lista

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: April -November

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

Numerous and conspicuous in most kinds of woodland across the country, mainly April-November. Redwings have a multitude of dialects to the first half of their song. Gathersin large flocks in autumn before migrating across to Britain and Continental Europe. Characteristic call is very often heard at night during migration.

 

Gulsanger (Hippolais icterina)

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Områder: Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, og Dovrefjell og Rondane,

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Mai - august

Vanskelighetsgrad: Middels vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

Rather common in mature deciduous forest in Southern Norway, mainly mid-May to August. Can be hard to see up in the canopies, but is fortunately easy to hear when singing.

 

Lappsanger (Phylloscopus borealis)

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Områder: Varanger og Pasvik

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Tidsrom: 15 juni - august

Vanskelighetsgrad: Middels vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding.

Breeds regularly in eastern Finnmark, and more sporadically in other locations in Finnmark and other parts of Northern Norway. It is a summer migrant arriving very late in spring, usually not until the third week of June. It prefers dense and thin-stemmed birch forest in damp areas, much the same as does Little Bunting. Pasvik and Neiden are traditionally the safest areas to find it. At migration sites in Southern Norway, Arctic Warbler is a genuine rarity.

 

Lappmeis (Poecile cinctua)

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Områder: Varanger, Pasvik og Dovrefjell og Rondane

Fotoskjul: Pasvik

Tidsrom: Hele året

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Rather common resident in Pasvik and several other places in Finnmark. It can also be found mainly in dry, open pine forest in Troms, Lierne and in the Folldal area, a four-hours drive from Oslo. Its chocolate-brown cap is its safest distinction from the always much more common Willow Tit.

 

Toppmeis (Lophophanes cristatus)

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Områder: Pasvik, Lavangen, Trondheimsfjord og Dovrefjell og Rondane

Fotoskjul: Levanger

Tidsrom: Hele året

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

Common resident in conifer forest in Southern and Central Norway, mainly in areas with pine.

 

Lavskrike (Perisoreus infaustus)

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Områder: Pasvik, Lavangen, Trondheimsfjord og Dovrefjell og Rondane

Fotoskjul: Pasvik

Tidsrom: Hele året

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Rather common in montane conifer forests of the interior Southern, Middle and Northern Norway. They can, however, be rather difficult to find when you need them. Even when visiting core areas, like Golsfjellet,Lesja or Pasvik, you will most likely need to walk quite a bit through appropriate habitat in order to find them. In winter, they are attracted to feeders. Siberian Jays are often remarkably unafraid of people.

 

Nøttekråke (Nucifraga caryocatactes)

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Områder: Trondheimsfjord

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Tidsrom: Juli - november

Vanskelighetsgrad: Middels vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

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Nests in woodlands of Southeastern Norway, by sheltered fjords along the west coast, and in the woods surrounding Trondheim. It is a common visitor to the city parks of Oslo in late summer and autumn.

 

Bjørkefink (Fringilla montifringilla)

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Områder: Varanger, Pasvik, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Dovrefjell og Rondane, Jæren og Lista

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: April -november

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

A common breeder in high altitude woodlands across the country. It is a short-distance migrant, gathering with Chaffinches in the lowlands before heading south in flocks numbering tens or even hundreds of thousands. Some spend the winter here as well.

 

Bergirisk (Carduelis flavirostris)

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Områder: Varanger, Lavangen, Vega, Trondheimsfjord, Jæren og Lista

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Mars - november

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

Traditionally, Twite has been a regular breeding birds in montane areas of Southern Norway and numerous along the coast of Western Norway and north to Nordland. However, in recent years it has suffered a noticeable decline throughout its range. The global distribution of the nominate subspecies is mainly confined to Norway, with a small and declining population in Great Britain as well.

 

Polarsisik (Carduelis hornemanni)

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Områder: Varanger og Pasvik

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Tidsrom: Hele året

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Breeds only in Northern Norway but can be found in winter in the south. Becomes increasingly common the further north in Norway you get. Is particularly common in Finnmark. Even here, however, it is less common than Common Redpoll, and the two species can be very difficult to distinguish in the field. They often occur in mixed flocks. The willow scrub in Sandfjorden just east of Hamningberg is considered to be one of the most reliable sites for Arctic Redpoll.

 

Båndkorsnebb (Loxia leucoptera)

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Områder: Pasvik

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: April - september

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A scarce breeding bird and uncommon migrant sometimes encountered in flocks of other crossbills. It prefers larch trees not native to Norway and should be searched for in larch plantations in arboretums and parks.

 

Furukorsnebb (Loxia pytyopsittacus)

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Områder: Pasvik, Trondheimsfjord, og Lista

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Tidsrom: Hele året

Vanskelighetsgrad: Vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding

Common in pine dominated forest across Norway. It can be hard to identify with confidence though, because it cannot be reliably identified on habitat alone. The size of the bill and the calls are the only safe means of field identification, and both are subtle and variable. Usually, flocks contain only one species but sometimes Pine and Common occur together, at least at migration sites.

 

Konglebit (Pinicola enucleator)

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Områder: Pasvik

Fotoskjul: Pasvik

Tidsrom: Mars - oktober

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A scarce breeder in highland coniferous forest with a rich juniper undergrowth, mainly in the eastern parts of Norway such as in Hedmark, in Lierne, Øvre Anárjohka and in Pasvik. In some years Pine Grosbeaks invade forests in other parts of the country in late autumn and winter.

 

 

Lappspurv (Calcarius lapponicus)

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Områder: Varanger og Dovrefjell og Rondane

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: April - oktober

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

Rather common, particularly in the willow region just above the tree line in many parts of Norway. It has been declining in some areas in recent years.

 

Snøspurv (Plectrophenax nivalis)

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Områder: Varanger, Vega og Dovrefjell og Rondane,

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Mars - november

Vanskelighetsgrad: Lett art å finne med selvguiding

Rather common breeding bird in arid, montane areas all across Norway. Also at coastal sites in Northern Norway and at Svalbard. It is one of the earliest migrants in spring, often appearing in large flocks at migration sites.

 

Dvergspurv (Emberiza pusilla)

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Områder: Pasvik

Fotoskjul:

Tidsrom: Juni - august

Vanskelighetsgrad: Vanskelig art å finne med selvguiding.

A Siberian breeder just barely including Norway in its range. It is an uncommon but probably annual breeding bird in Eastern Finnmark, primarily in damp birch forest. The Norwegian population is estimated to no more than 50 pairs in good years. The best places to look for Little Bunting are in Pasvik and the Neiden area, but it may be found in suitable habitats at Finnmarksvidda or in Porsanger or other places in the northern parts of Norway. During autumn migration it can be encountered in other parts of Norway, most regularly at Utsira in September-October.
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