This video says about itself:
A great birding/nature holiday in Lapland and Svalbard (Spitsbergen). Springtime 2011. Music: Sigur Ros.
However, they are not always the only passerines there.
The book Birds and Mammals of Svalbard, has, on pages 190-191, a list of no less than 59 songbird species, recorded once or more on the islands.
The Internet version of that book does not have that list.
Let us look at some species which are more frequent than that, though far less frequent than snow buntings.
A few barn swallows visit each year.
There is one breeding record of a house martin couple.
Once, there has been a meadow pipit nest on Bear Island, Birds and Mammals of Svalbard says. Svalbardbirds.com says that these birds have nested more than once in Svalbard, though still irregularly; and not only on Bear Island.
Both sources agree that white wagtails visit the archipelago in small numbers, and have nested there once.
Northern wheatears visit regularly, and nest irregularly.
This is a northern wheatear video from Poland.
Starlings visit fairly regularly, and have nested once on Bear island.
Blackbird and fieldfare visit in most years, but don’t nest as far as people know.
Redwings have nested on Svalbard more than once.
Mealy redpolls breed irregularly.
Arctic redpolls probably nest annually; at least according to Svalbardbirds.com.
Lapland buntings may nest irregularly, Svalbardbirds.com says.
This video from Norway says about itself:
- Snow buntings in Spitsbergen (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- To Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Arctic (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Midnight sun Spitsbergen birds (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Svalbard history (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Svalbard coal mining (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- More midnight sun Spitsbergen birds (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Rare birds in Arctic Svalbard (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Tell me all about Svalbard, please! (ask.metafilter.com)
- Svalbard Spitzbergen Arctic logistic: From the Arctic Circle to the very North – through the very South (arcticanthropology.org)
- Svalbard Global Seed Vault: A Doomsday Safeguard (teenageconservationist.wordpress.com)