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Puffins Artic Terns in Tórshavn Lesser Black-backed Gulls
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Birds in the Faroe Islands


Annual Visitors - calendar of arrivals and departures

Every year many hundreds of thousands of birds come home to their breeding grounds in the Faroes. Here are some of the annual visitors as listed on the Faroese calendar:

25 January - The Gannet (Súla) comes to Mikineshólm and the Guillemot (Lomvigi) comes close to the shore.

24 February - The Guillemot (Lomvigi) take to the bird cliffs.

11 March - The Kittiwake (Rita) comes to the bird cliffs.
12 March - The Oystercatcher (Tjaldur) arrives.
25 March - The Golden Plover (Lógva) arrives.

06 April - The Lesser Black-backed Gull (Likka) arrives.
13 April - The Snipe (Mýrisnípa) arrives.
14 April - The Puffin (Lundi) comes close to the shore.
15 April - The Wheatear (Steinstólpa) arrives.
27 April - The Puffin (Lundi) comes to "Puffinland" (Lundiland).

04 May - The Whimbrel (Spógvi) arrives.
15 May - The Arctic Tern (Terna) arrives.

31 July - The Guillemot (Lomvigi) leaves the land.

05 August - The young Kittiwakes (Ritupisu fleyg) take to the wing.
17 August - The Puffin (Lundi) leaves.
20 August - The Kittiwake (Rita) leaves the bird cliffs.
26 August - The Whimbrel (Spógvi) leaves.
29 August - The Arctic Tern (Terna) leaves.

16 September - The Oystercatcher (Tjaldur) leaves.
17 September - The Lesser Black-backed Gull (Likka) leaves.

02 October - The Gannet (Súla) leaves.
04 October - The Snipe (Mýrisnípa) leaves.
The photos at the top of the page are: 1. Puffins 2. Artic Terns 3. Lesser black-backed Gulls
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Guillemot (Lomvigi)
Oystercatcher (Tjaldur)
The Puffin (Lundi)
Shag (Skarvur)
Gannet (Súla)
Kittiwake (Rita)
Golden Plover (Lógva)
Lesser black-backed Gull (Likka)
Snipe (Mýrisnípa)
Wheatear (Steinstólpa)
Whimbrel (Spógvi)
Arctic Tern (Terna)

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