Contents of the atlas
Is Switzerland with its abundance of water a paradise for fish-eating birds?
Switzerland’s lakes and rivers provide suitable habitat for fish-eaters. Distribution and abun-dance of most larger species have shown a positive trend…
Many specialist species in open woodland
Open woodland is characterised by gaps in the canopy that allow a lot of light to reach the ground. Many specialist species rely on open woodland as habitat,…
Species conservation is necessary and worth the effort
A whole range of endangered species can only be preserved by means of specific measures and projects customised to meet their ecological requirements.…
The Swiss breeding bird atlas in a nutshell (Explainervideo)
In a nutshell - a short movie of the Swiss breeding bird atlas
How was the swiss breeding bird atlas book made?
A short video shows how the book was produced at the printing company Stämpfli AG and at the bindery Bubu AG.
The atlas project presented enormous challenges in terms of the organisation of fieldwork, the search for volunteers and the subsequent analysis of data. The approximately 200 species of breeding birds require different survey methods depending on their occurrence, abundance and biology. Methods for producing the maps are also varied.