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Wednesday, July 21st, 2021
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Friday, July 16th, 2021
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Observations made above the forest line are extremely valuable due to the fact that the density of birdwatchers in the Alps and the Jura is rather low. We are also interested in [...]

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Bern, Thursday, October 28th, 2021
Last Quarter (22 days)
Moonrise at 23h52 and moonset at 15h18
 Sun : sunrise at 08h08 and sunset at 18h20
 Day : dawn at 07h36 and dusk at 18h51
Last sightings added yesterday.
There are currently 110 visitors on this website.
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Wednesday, October 27th, 2021

Flachsee
 2 
Cattle Egrets 
Rottenschwil [670/240]
 2 
Cattle Egrets 
Stille Reuss
 2 
Cattle Egrets 
 
Birkenhofweiher
 1 
Cattle Egret 
Fanel
 2 
Jack Snipe 
Aux Chavannes
 4 
Common Cranes 
Wauwilermoos / Schutzgebiet
 2 
Common Cranes 
Cressier [570/210]
 ≥1 
Jack Snipe 
Vieille Thielle
 1 
Jack Snipe 
Steinacher Bucht
 1 
Eurasian Oystercatcher 
 
Güttingen / Mosburg
 1 
Common Loon 
Güttingen / Zollerhus
 1 
Common Loon 
Kesswil / Seedorf
 1 
Black-legged Kittiwake 
Sermes
 6 
Eurasian Golden Plovers 
 
L'Au d'Arbignon
 2 
Red-billed Choughs 
Stellisee
 4 
Red-billed Choughs 
Winterthur / Bahnhof
 × 
Common Cranes 
Rheindelta / Rheindamm links Km 93.0
 1 
Greater White-fronted Goose 
Sighting considered by the Swiss Rarities Committee 1 
Great Black-backed Gull 
Rheindelta / Fussacher Bucht S
 1 
Bar-tailed Godwit 
Rheindelta / Sanddelta-Lagune gesamt
Sighting considered by the Swiss Rarities Committee 1 
Siberian Chiffchaff 
 ≥2 
Northern Long-tailed Tits (A.c.caudatus) 

Tuesday, October 26th, 2021

Birkenhofweiher
 1 
Cattle Egret 
 
Büetigen [592/217]
 × 
Common Cranes 
Kirchlindach [598/202]
 1 
Common Crane 
Köniz [593/193]
 × 
Common Cranes 
Täuffelen
 × 
Common Cranes 
Wohlen bei Bern [596/204]
 × 
Common Cranes 
Arlesheim [613/261]
 × 
Common Cranes 
Portalban [562/195]
 14 
Common Cranes 
Av. de l'Ermitage
 × 
Common Cranes 
Meinier
 × 
Common Cranes 
Kottwil / Seewagen
 4 
Cattle Egrets 
Rickenbach / Vorder Sterenberg [654/231]
 ~30 
Common Cranes 
Cressier [570/210]
Sighting considered by the Swiss Rarities Committee 1 
Pectoral Sandpiper 
 
 2 
Jack Snipe 
Vieille Thielle
Sighting considered by the Swiss Rarities Committee 1 
Pectoral Sandpiper 
 1 
Jack Snipe 
Steinach / Steinachmündung
 1 
European Herring Gull 
 
Ermatinger Becken gesamt TG/D
 2 
Bewick's Swans 
Eschenz / Nilibucht
 1 
Jack Snipe 
Güttingen / Mosburg
 152 
Common Cranes 
 
Weinfelden / Ottenberg [727/271]
 152 
Common Cranes 
 
Cuarny
 ≥30 
Common Cranes 
Parcelle du projet "Escale limicoles"
 1 
Jack Snipe 
Mayens de Cotter
 ≥42 
Red-billed Choughs 

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Lenzburg / Boll [656/249]
 × 
Common Cranes 
Bern [592/197]
 ≥5 
Common Cranes 
Dählenhüsli
 1 
Cattle Egret 
Fanel
 3 
Common Cranes 
 
Wohlen bei Bern [596/204]
 × 
Common Cranes 
 
Arlesheim [613/261]
 × 
Common Cranes 
Muttenz [616/263]
 × 
Common Cranes 
Seltisberg [620/257]
 ≥50 
Common Cranes 
 1 
Jack Snipe 
Seltisberg [620/256]
 7 
Common Cranes 
Kleinbösingen [581/192]
 × 
Common Cranes 
Hohenrain [664/226]
 ~35 
Common Cranes 
Knutwil / Sursiwald
 ≥50 
Common Cranes 
Kottwil / Seewagen
 4 
Cattle Egrets 
 
Cressier [570/210]
 ≥50 
Common Cranes 
Sighting considered by the Swiss Rarities Committee 1 
Pectoral Sandpiper 
 
 1 
Jack Snipe 
Perreux
 × 
Common Cranes 
Vieille Thielle
 ≥50-51 
Common Cranes 
 
Sighting considered by the Swiss Rarities Committee 1 
Pectoral Sandpiper 
 
 ≥1 
Jack Snipe 
Vieille Thielle N
 ≥1 
Jack Snipe 
Grub SG
 ≥127 
Common Cranes 
 
St.Gallen / Achseln
 × 
Common Cranes 
Steinacher Bucht
 1 
Eurasian Oystercatcher 
Waldkirch / Tannenberg
 × 
Common Cranes 
Härkingen / Hard [629/238]
 ≥10 
Common Cranes 
Ermatinger Becken TG / S-E
 2 
Bewick's Swans 
Güttingen / Mosburg
 1 
Common Loon 
Romanshorn / Hafenbecken
 1 
European Herring Gull 
 
Bas de Missy
 1 
Cattle Egret 
Chablais de Cudrefin
 3 
Common Cranes 
Observatoire îles de Cheseaux
 1 
Horned Grebe 
Sermes
 3 
Eurasian Golden Plovers 
 
Illnau-Effretikon [693/252]
 × 
Common Cranes 
Seegräben / Aathal
 × 
Common Cranes 
Steinmaur / Nieder Steinmaur
 × 
Common Cranes 
Thalwil / Grüenenchlee
 × 
Common Cranes 
Rheindelta / Glashaus
 1 
Greater White-fronted Goose 
 
Rheindelta / Fussach Strandbad - Hörnle
 139 
Common Cranes 
 

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

Birkenhofweiher
 1 
Cattle Egret 
Fanel
 1 
Common Crane 
 
Schönenbuch [604/264]
 ~33 
Common Cranes 
Ulmethöchi
Sighting considered by the Swiss Rarities Committee 1 
Yellow-browed Warbler 
Les Grèves de Portalban E
 7 
Common Cranes 
Essert
 1 
Common Crane 
Kottwil / Seewagen
 4 
Cattle Egrets 
Mauensee / Rofeld
Sighting considered by the Swiss Rarities Committee 1 
Yellow-browed Warbler 
 
Wauwilermoos Ost
 4 
Cattle Egrets 
Cressier [570/210]
Sighting considered by the Swiss Rarities Committee 1 
Pectoral Sandpiper 
 
 ≥1-2 
Jack Snipe 
Vieille Thielle
Sighting considered by the Swiss Rarities Committee 1 
Pectoral Sandpiper 
 
 1-3 
Jack Snipe 
Eschenz / Nilibucht
 1 
Jack Snipe 
Fährlinie Romanshorn - Friedrichshafen
 0 
unidentified Jaeger 
Les Grangettes: banc de sable de l'Eau Froide
 1 
Jack Snipe 
 
Observatoire îles de Cheseaux
 1 
Horned Grebe 
Palézieux-Village
 9 
Common Cranes 
Parcelle du projet "Escale limicoles"
 7 
Common Cranes 
Orsières [576/82]
Sighting considered by the Swiss Rarities Committee 1 
Greater Spotted Eagle 
 
Poteu des Etales
 2 
Red-billed Choughs 
Rümlang / Altlauf Glatt Süd
 1 
Jack Snipe 
Ermatinger Becken D / Langenrain-Wollr.
 2 
Bewick's Swans 
 
Ermatinger Becken D / Winkel
 1 
Grey Plover 

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

Hasle bei Burgdorf [616/206]
 1 
Red-throated Pipit 
Seltisberg [621/256]
 ≥2 
Common Cranes 
Wilihof [647/230]
 1 
Jack Snipe 
Cressier [570/210]
Sighting considered by the Swiss Rarities Committee 1 
Pectoral Sandpiper 
 
Grenchen [596/223]
Sighting considered by the Swiss Rarities Committee 1 
Siberian Chiffchaff 
 
Ermatinger Becken gesamt TG/D
 2 
Bewick's Swans 
Observatoire de Champ-Pittet
 1 
Little Crake 
Parcelle du projet "Escale limicoles"
 1 
Jack Snipe 
 
L'Aiguille
 ≥5 
Red-billed Choughs 
Turin
 1 
Red-billed Chough 
Lützelsee
 1 
Jack Snipe 
Rümlang / Altlauf Glatt Süd
 1 
Jack Snipe 

Friday, October 22nd, 2021

Ulmethöchi
Sighting considered by the Swiss Rarities Committee 1 
Pallid Harrier 
Retenue du barrage de Verbois
 9 
Cattle Egrets 
Flawil / Friedberg
 1 
Red-throated Pipit 
  
Observatoire îles de Cheseaux
 1 
Horned Grebe 
 1 
unident. Phalarope 
Observatoire de Champ-Pittet
 1 
Little Crake 
 
Port d'Yvonand
 1 
unident. Phalarope 
 
Cham / Alpenblick
Sighting considered by the Swiss Rarities Committee 1 
Pygmy Cormorant 

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

Fanel
 1 
Grey Plover 
Baby Plage
 1 
Grey Plover 
Jetée du Jet d'eau
 1 
Grey Plover 
Thielle de Marin, embouchure
Sighting considered by the Swiss Rarities Committee 1 
Arctic Jaeger 
Bolla Rossa
 1 
Cattle Egret 
Perrausa
 1 
Red-throated Pipit 
Tête du Lac
 1 
Jack Snipe 
Ayerne
 1 
Griffon Vulture 

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Fanel : Lagunes
 1 
Jack Snipe 
Ulmethöchi
 1 
Red-throated Pipit 
Baby Plage
 1 
Grey Plover 
 
Kottwil / Seewagen
 4 
Cattle Egrets 
Wauwilermoos Ost
 4 
Cattle Egrets 
 
Güttingen / Mosburg
 1 
Common Loon 
 
Ghirone [717/159]
Sighting considered by the Swiss Rarities Committee 4 
Red-billed Choughs 
 
Lac de Bret
 1 
Jack Snipe 
Lac de Bret - La Pésotte
 1 
Jack Snipe 
Les Grangettes : Lagune
 1 
Jack Snipe 
Observatoire de Champ-Pittet
 1 
Little Crake 
 
Yverdon-les-Bains [540/181]
 1 
Little Crake 
Col de Bretolet
 1 
Red-throated Pipit 
Pointe des Fornets
 2 
Griffon Vultures 

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

Brugg [658/260]
 × 
Common Cranes 
Unterbözberg / Ursprung [654/259]
 × 
Common Cranes 
Lupsingen [619/255]
 × 
Common Cranes 
Basel [610/268]
 × 
Common Cranes 
Baby Plage
 1 
Grey Plover 
 
Ecole d'ingénieurs de Lullier N
Sighting considered by the Swiss Rarities Committee 1 
Yellow-browed Warbler 
 
Ettiswil / Usserdorf
 ≥10 
Common Cranes 
Mauensee (See)
 4 
Cattle Egrets 
Steinacher Bucht
 1 
European Herring Gull 
 
Frauenfeld [710/268]
 × 
Common Cranes 
Cadenazzo [717/112]
 1 
Cattle Egret 
Cadenazzo [716/112]
 1 
Cattle Egret 
 
Sant-Antonino [717/113]
 1 
Cattle Egret 
Aubonne
 29 
Common Cranes 
Col de Jaman
 × 
Common Cranes 
Observatoire îles de Cheseaux
 1 
Horned Grebe 
Observatoire de Champ-Pittet
 1 
Little Crake 
 
Ardon [583/119]
 × 
Common Cranes 
 
Grieläger
 3 
Red-billed Choughs 
Grimentz [611/106]
 2 
Red-billed Choughs 
Niedergesteln [627/132]
 3 
Red-billed Choughs 
Ermatinger Becken D / Langenrain-Wollr.
 2 
Bewick's Swans 
 
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