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Regional offices

Many of our projects are carried out from our regional offices in Valais (Sion), Ticino (Contone), Grisons (Chur), Northeastern Switzerland (Schaffhausen) and Western Switzerland (Yverdon-les-Bains).

Sitten/Sion (VS)

Regional Office Valais

The regional office in the Valais was founded in 2000 with the aim of promoting bird conservation issues in cooperation with partners. The focus is on the ecological enhancement of cultivated land habitats (vineyards, fruit plantations, arable land in Chablais, grassland habitats in Goms) and the specific promotion of selected species (nightjar, scops owl, rock nesting bird, lapwing, whinchat, building nesting bird and others).

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Employees

Employee of the regional Office Valais
Arnaud Barras
Employee of the regional office Valais
Bertrand Posse
Coordinator regional Office Valais
Alain Jacot
Employee of the regional Office Valais
Jean-Nicolas Pradervand
Employee of the regional office Valais
Emmanuel Revaz

Contact

Schweizerische Vogelwarte
Regionalstelle Wallis
rue du Rhône
1950 Sion
info.vs@vogelwarte.ch
+41 27 456 88 56

 

Contone (TI)

Regional office Ticino

The regional office in Ticino was founded in 2016 with the aim of strengthening the presence of the Swiss Ornithological Institute in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland. It coordinates monitoring projects with volunteer ornithologists and promotes bird conservation issues in collaboration with partners. The regional office takes care of the information service and media inquiries in Italian. Other key topics are the ecological enhancement of cultivated land habitats and the specific promotion of selected species (Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail).

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Contact

Stazione ornitologica svizzera
Antenna ticinese
Via Chiossascio 6
6594 Contone
info.ti@vogelwarte.ch
+41 91 840 12 91

Chur (GR)

Regional office Grisons

The regional office in the canton of Grisons was founded in 2020 with the aim of promoting bird conservation issues in cooperation with partners. The focus is on meadow nesting birds, floodplain dwellers and alpine birds. Habitat enhancements are developed or coordinated, among other things, through the “Upswing for birds” project.

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Contact

Schweizerische Vogelwarte
Regionalstelle Graubünden
Ringstrasse 24
7000 Chur
info.gr@vogelwarte.ch
+41 81 250 63 66

Schaffhausen (SH)

Regional office Northeast Switzerland

The Regional Office for North-Eastern Switzerland was founded in 2022 with the aim of promoting bird conservation issues in cooperation with partners in the cantons of Schaffhausen and Thurgau. The focus is on the ecological enhancement of farmland habitats (Klettgau, vineyards, orchards) and the specific promotion of selected species (Redstart, Yellow Wagtail, vineyard bird species).

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Contact

Schweizerische Vogelwarte
Regionalstelle Nordostschweiz
Wagenstrasse 10
8200 Schaffhausen
info.nordostschweiz@vogelwarte.ch
+41 52 503 07 10

Yverdon-les-Bains (VD)

Regional office Yverdon

The regional office in Yverdon-les-Bains was set up at the beginning of 2023 to work with its various partners to promote the protection of birds and biodiversity. Priority themes include the ecological enhancement of farmland habitats (arable crops, vineyards, meadows and pastures), as well as the promotion of target species nesting in agricultural environments, in buildings and on cliffs.

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Employees

Contact

Station ornithologique suisse
Antenne Yverdon-les-Bains
Place Pestalozzi 11
1400 Yverdon-les-Bains
info.yverdon@vogelwarte.ch
+41 24 420 11 50

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