Fieldwork completed


Northern Lapwing

Northern Lapwing
Photo: © Gilbert Hayoz

The atlas is not merely a collaborative work of about a thousand ornithologists in the whole of Switzerland but also one of the most important projects of the Swiss Ornithological Institute. The Swiss Ornithological Institute can only accomplish this major project thanks to the outstanding voluntary service of ornithologists who will carry out thousands of surveys during the four field seasons of 2013–2016.

Apart from contributing ornithological data you can also support the atlas financially. You can promote the atlas project with a donation (text in German, French or Italian) or take part in sponsoring species thus supporting your favourite bird (text in German, French or Italian). Whether you are a private individual, a society or a firm, your name will be mentioned in the book in connection with the chosen species.