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    State of Birds 2016

    The Swiss Ornithological Institute has set itself the goal of annually presenting the newest trends regarding birds. How are breeding and visiting birds doing in Switzerland? What trends can be identified in the various habitats? Has the large-scale project for the new Swiss breeding bird atlas 2013–2016 already produced some initial findings?

    To answer these questions, we have now published the second edition of the annual publication The State of Birds in Switzerland. Report 2016. The report summarises the results of our various monitoring projects. We conduct these in all parts of Switzerland with the support of more than 2000 volunteers and collaborators. The report offers a well-documented but easily accessible overview of the current situation of Swiss birds. Recently, the Bearded Vulture has regained its status as a regular breeding bird in Switzerland. This conservation success inspired us to place the focus of this year’s report on mountain birds.

    The report is available in printed form (PDF download) and in this online version that includes additional results, publications and links. You can select your language using the menu at the top of the page (available in German, French, Italian and English). Like the print publication, the online content is divided into four chapters:




    Recommended citation for the online report:

    Sattler, T., P. Knaus, H. Schmid & N. Strebel (2016): The State of Birds in Switzerland Online.
    URL: www.vogelwarte.ch/state Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach.