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Lake Mývatn is a paradise for birdwatchers. Everywhere you stop there are birds around you, particularly on the lake itself. When visiting Mývatn, make sure to be on the lookout for Gyr Falcons as they are often found hunting in the area. If you drive anti-clockwise around the lake until you reach another superbly rich area at the bay of Neslandavík. There are often large flocks of Tufted Duck, Greater Scaup and Eurasian Wigeon in the bay. This area is also particularly good for Common Scoter. A thorough scan of these flocks is likely to yield scarce vagrants such as American Wigeon, Common Pochard and Ring-necked Duck. Sigurgeir’s Bird Museum is located at the farm Ytri Neslönd by the bay. The museum is conveniently located in one of the best birdwatching locations by the lake.

 

 

Mývatn lake and the nearby Laxá river are home to more duck species than any other place in the world. 

See more information at http://www.birdingtrail.is/area-guide/myvatn-area/