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Birds of Switzerland

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Switzerland is located in southern Central Europe and has no sea coasts. One can distinguish between three major landscape areas, the middle mountainous Jura, the densely populated central plateau and the high mountainous Alps with the pre-Alps. The highest point in Switzerland at 4634 m is the Dufourspitze, the lowest point is at 193 m on Lake Maggiore. The triple watershed between the North Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea is located on the Lunghin Pass. Switzerland has around 1500 mostly small lakes. The climate is oceanic, but depends heavily on the altitude. Actually, many bird species live or hibernate in Switzerland, but due to the increasing use of the landscape by humans, 40% of the bird species in Switzerland are now on the red list of endangered species. Switzerland has over 1,070 natural forest reserves, which together only make up 3% of the Swiss forest area. This also includes Switzerland's only national park in Graubünden. There are no endemics in Switzerland, but at least some bird species that specialize in alpine habitats and are therefore not easy to find elsewhere in Europe. BirdLife International has identified more than 30 IBAs (Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas) in Switzerland, the majority of which are valuable wetlands.

This E-book bird guide for "Switzerland" has been built at 07.12.2021, based upon our data base and our image archive using our default settings, and saved in two formates. Thereby it is made sure that the e-book can be displayed on virtually all devices and if applicable be printed out with a compact page size.
A free online-preview to the main section of the bird guide to Switzerland - of course at today's state of the data base and the archive - is available at Bird guides customized. There you can not only obtain the current edition of "Birds of Switzerland", but also modify the form in many ways.
Cover image Alpine Accentor, Drawing: A.Thorburn

Primary language English, secondary languages German, French, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese.
All 292 species are illustrated. In addition, links to HD videos of 105 bird species (1h 3m 4s) and audios of 53 bird species (24m 42s) are included. The assessment of the global conservation status of bird species uses the criteria of the Red List (IUCN) 2012.
The scientific system follows Clements et al. 2017.
An index, a name register in English and a scientific name register, all completely linked.
PDF E-book in page-based format A5: 108 pages, 18.59 MiB.
ePub E-book in flowable format for all devices with ePub reader: 16.43 MiB.
A paperback version of this bird guide is available from Amazon (ISBN: 979-8778519275).
Also you can obtain a Kindle edition from Amazon (ASIN: B09MSY9TX5).
© Wolfgang J. Daunicht 2021


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