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      Marsh Tit

      The monotonous song of the Marsh Tit is usually only heard for a short time duri ...
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      Visitor Centre

      Welcome to the Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach!
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      The State of Birds in Switzerland

      Report 2021
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    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 open according to the opening hours.
    According to the decision of the Federal Council from December 3rd, the Covid certification for all visitors aged 16 and over, as well as wearing a face mask for all visitors aged 12 and over are mandatory.
    Thank you for your understanding.