State of Birds 2022

    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 2022 report focuses on the long-term monitoring schemes such as Monitoring common breeding birds (MHB), Monitoring particular species (MAA) and the waterbird census. It also describes trends in scarce breeding birds like Black-winged Kite and rare winter visitors like Great White Egret and looks at the state of birds in Switzerland compared to other central European countries.

    Explore the following links to find interactive graphics from the Swiss Bird Index SBI® and the breeding bird index for each species up until 2021 as well as additional results and publications:


    Swiss Bird Index SBI® Breeding bird index 


    Recommended citation State of Birds 2022 online:

    Knaus, P., H. Schmid, N. Strebel & T. Sattler (2022): The State of Birds in Switzerland 2022 online. www.vogelwarte.ch/state. Swiss Ornithological Institute, Sempach.

    State of birds 2022

    The State of Birds in Switzerland: Report 2022