State of birds 2019

    The annual publication “The State of Birds in Switzerland” summarises the results of our various monitoring projects, conducted with the support of more than 2000 volunteers in all parts of the country. The 2019 report focuses on the 20th anniversary of “Monitoring common breeding birds” (Monitoring Häufige Brutvögel, MHB). Thanks to the MHB scheme, the population trends of common and widespread breeding birds have been carefully documented since 1999.

    Explore the following links to find interactive graphics from the Swiss Bird Index SBI® and the breeding bird index for each species up until 2018 as well as additional results and publications:


    Swiss Bird Index SBI® Breeding bird index 


    Recommended citation State of Birds 2019 online:

    Knaus, P., T. Sattler, H. Schmid & N. Strebel (2019): The State of Birds in Switzerland 2019 online.
    URL: www.vogelwarte.ch/state. Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach.

    State of birds 2019

    The State of Birds in Switzerland: Report 2019