• to the bird of the day

    Eurasian Nuthatch

    Its old name “nut-hack” arises from its habit of wedging nuts and seeds in cre ...
  • Participate

    The State of Birds in Switzerland

    Report 2017
  • Learn more!

    Visitor Centre

    Welcome to the Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach!
  • Learn more!

    Ornitho.ch

    A wealth of data for many purposes
    • to the bird of the day

      Eurasian Nuthatch

      Its old name “nut-hack” arises from its habit of wedging nuts and seeds in cre ...
    • Participate

      The State of Birds in Switzerland

      Report 2017
    • Learn more!

      Visitor Centre

      Welcome to the Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach!
    • Learn more!

      Ornitho.ch

      A wealth of data for many purposes

    Welcome to the Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach.

    As a non-profit foundation sponsored by the public we are engaged in research and conservation projects and launch information campaigns in support of our native birds.

    About the Institute

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    The visitor centre is the new attraction on the shore of lake Sempach.

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