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1 June 2023 / Iceland Review / Jelena Ćirić

Widespread Bird Deaths in West and South Iceland

Faxaflói Bay, Iceland

Such deaths are unusual at this time of year in Iceland and their cause is unknown. The widespread deaths of Kittiwakes cannot be attributed to bird flu, according to Brigitte Brugger of the Icelandic Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST). Samples from the birds analysed by MAST ruled out the illness. While bird flu is unlikely to be the cause, extreme weather may be a possible explanation.

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