High summer at Røst

July – early August

During high summer a trip to Røst can be very rewarding! The combination of a boat trip out along the seabird cliffs of the outer islands, and a search for shore- and wetland birds on Røstlandet is quite unique.
The islands that form the protected area houses some  200.000 pairs of Puffin, and good numbers of Razorbills, Guillemots, Shags, Kittiwakes and Black Guillemots. And on the open sea off the islands the chances to meet Storm-Petrels are good.
On the main island – Røstlandet – we can find Great Skua, Arctic Skua, Whimbrel, Turnstone, Red-necked Phalarope, Dunlin, Ringed Plower, Black-tailed Godwit and Pintail. 
The fall migration of waders start early, and already from late July species like Spotted Redshank, Bar-tailed Godwit, Curlew Sandpiper, Knot and Little Stint stop at Røst on their way south.