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      Black Woodpecker

      The Black Woodpecker is the largest European woodpecker. With its uniform black ...
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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.

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    The Visitor centre is open according to the opening hours.
    According to the decision of the Federal Council, the Covid certification will be mandatory for all visitors aged 16 and over from September 13, 2021.
    Thank you for your understanding.