Icelandic birdlife differs in many respects from neighbouring countries. This becomes evident when one looks at the number of species and to which groups they belong. The absence of small passerines and songbirds illustrates the lack of woodlands and the isolated position of Iceland but the number of waterfowl demonstrates favourable conditions for these. Most importantly the ocean provides abundant opportunities for huge numbers of seabirds, so what Iceland is lacking in the number of spices is more than made up by the number of individuals, The quality of birdwatching in Iceland is great because of the high density of birds and how easily observed they are. The seabirds colonies of the west are home to millions of Guillemots. Puffins, the most numerous spices of Iceland, are found in dense colonies all around the island. The most sought after species by birdwatchers visiting Iceland are the Icelandic Gyrfalcon, the largest falcon in the world, the Red-necked Phalarope and Puffin, can all be easily found with some experience or local guiding. All in all birdwatching in Iceland is not just for the advanced, but a pleasant experience for everyone who enjoys nature.