Informations concerning the coronavirus

    The Visitor centre is open according to the opening hours. According to the decision of the Federal Council from December 3rd, the Covid certification for all visitors aged 16 and over, as well as wearing a face mask for all visitors aged 12 and over are mandatory. Thank you for your understanding.

    Our bird care station continues to operate as usual. We accept birds daily (Monday-Sunday) from 09.00-12.00 and from 13.30-17.00.

    Due to the stricter Corona measures, most of our employees are in their home offices. Please understand that we cannot process all inquiries immediately. We would be grateful if you could contact us primarily by e-mail. In case of emergency we are of course available for you. Thank you for your understanding.

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    Swiss Ornithological Institute
    Seerose 1
    CH-6204 Sempach

    Tel.  041 462 97 00
    Fax. 041 462 97 10

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    Swiss Ornithological Institute
    6204 Sempach
    IBAN CH47 0900 0000 6000 2316 1
    Postal account: 60-2316-1
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    We answer your inquiries by phone or e-mail within regular office hours (08:00 - 12:00 / 13:30 - 17:00). Our office is closed at weekends and public holidays. Your inquiry will not be answered during this time. In urgent matters, please contact our emergency service.