Sea Birds

The sea along West and Southwest Greenland does not freeze over during winter and is therefore named the open water area. This area is very important as wintering grounds to marine birds from all over the Arctic between Canada and Svalbard.

Flying eiders, two females and one male. Photo: Anders Mosbech, Aarhus University.


 The Department of Bioscience monitors a number of seabird species in Greenland, among these: