Discover, observe and identify the birds of Switzerland.
Everything you need to know about the birds of Switzerland
The “Birds of Switzerland” section provides comprehensive information on over 400 different bird species that live in Switzerland. Our database highlights the sights and sounds of bird species and provides other interesting information about them.
To spot a Ferruginous Duck in a large flock of Tufted Ducks and Common Pochards requires a practised eye and a lot of patience, therefore the species is often overlooked. The Ferruginous Duck can sometimes be seen alone or together with a few other diving ducks. It is the rarest European diving d...
Birds are not only found in woods, fields, meadows and mountains. Many species can be observed in your own back garden. As a rule, the greater the variety of structures in your garden, the more species it wi...
Birds are not only found in woods, fields, meadows and mountains. Many species penetrate deep into cities and towns. As a rule, the more diverse the environment, the greater the number of species that live h...
Migratory birds are the heralds of spring. Each species follows a clear schedule when returning from its winter quarters. Common Starling and White Wagtail announce the early days of spring, while Common Swi...
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