A new report on the state of birds in Switzerland published by the Swiss Ornithological Institute brings together results from the Swiss monitoring programmes of breeding, migrating and wintering birds. It includes the updated Swiss Bird Index SBI® which until last year was published in a separate fact sheet.
Switzerland is a small country with a very diverse landscape, reaching from lakes at low altitudes to mountain tops, and characterised by a high population density and intensive land use in lowland areas.
Landscape in southern Switzerland (photograph Verena Keller)
Distribution and population trends of breeding, migrating and wintering birds are monitored by several programmes run by the Swiss Ornithological Institute. The results of these programmes have so far been published in different reports. A new report on the state of birds in Switzerland brings together results from the Swiss monitoring programmes in a concise way. The report includes population trends for breeding birds and wintering waterbirds as well as the updated Swiss Bird Index SBI® which until last year was published in a separate fact sheet.
State of Birds in Switzerland, Report 2015 (cover page)
You can download the report, which is available in four languages, under the following links: