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      Collared Sand Martin

      In Switzerland the Sand Martin breeds in colonies in gravel pits, whereas it use ...
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      Visitor Centre

      Welcome to the Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach!
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      The return of migratory birds

      Migratory birds are the heralds of spring. Each species follows a clear schedule when returning from its winter quarters.
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