December to February

The calmest months.

Not surprisingly, the winter is the season when the least number of rarities is seen on Oland. Only two species, the Little Bustard and the Spotted Sandpiper has findings that are exclusive for this period been made.

MacQueen’s Bustard, Iceland Gull, Thick-billed Murre, Oriental Turtle Dove, Water Pipit and Black-throated Thrush are also species with at least half of the findings made in the winter.

Större Turturduva, Lars Lundmark Fåglar ÖlandOriental Turtle Dove, © Lars Lundmark

Klykstjärtad Stormsvala, Lars Lundmark Fåglar ÖlandLeach’s Storm Petrel, © Lars Lundmark

Sometimes are winter findings of other rare birds made on the island that are date wise unexpected. Examples include the Leach’s Storm Petrel, Great Skua and Desert Wheatear.

Småtrapp, Lars Lundmark Fåglar ÖlandLittle Bustard, © Lars Lundmark

Storlabb, Lars Lundmark Fåglar ÖlandGreat Skua, © Lars Lundmark

Svarthalsad Trast, Markus Tallroth Fåglar ÖlandBlack-throated Thrush, © Markus Tallroth

Vitvingad Trut, Lars Lundmark Fåglar ÖlandIceland Gull, © Lars Lundmark

Ölands-fåglar-ÖOF Öland

Source: Ölands Fåglar © Ölands Ornitologiska Förening ÖOF  (authors this chapter: Anders Waldenström)


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