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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
G Strebel Aarau, Aargau Anytime English, German, French, Italian
I can for example take you to Klingnauer Stausee reservoir, one of the top 5 birding locations in Switzerland (esp. for migrants).
M Straubhaar Interlaken/Thun, Bern, Berner Oberland Anytime German, English
I have been birding for many years. The Berner Oberland is a great choice for birding. With lakes, forest and moutains you will have a excellent chance to find some very interesting birds. And of course a stunning view of the Alps. If I have time i like to go birding with birdwatcher from around the globe. Otherwise I will give you an idea where you could find the birds.
M Hammel Interlaken/Thun, Bern Weekend German, English, French
I'm a young birder from Merligen. I make trips up to the mountains and the lakes in Berner Oberland. My hobbies are birding, skiing, climbing and mountaineering. I like go birding with other birders. Interlaken is close to the mountains and between two lakes. The most interesting birds are Red-crested Pochard, Goosander, Grouses, Lammergeier, Owls, Woodpeckers, Alpine Accentor, Ring Ouzel, Wallcreeper, Snowfinch, Citril Finch and more. We have good places for bird migration in fall.
You can see my observations on www.ornitho.ch.
L Lucker Lancy, Geneva Anytime German, French, English
M Bowman Geneva Anytime English, French
I have been birding for about 30 years and I am always happy to take out visitors to the Geneva area. The region has a wide selection of birds from such Alpine specialities as Wallcreeper, Lammergeier, etc. to large numbers of wintering duck in the winter.
C Meier Graubünden Anytime English
P Monnerat Delémont, Jura Anytime English, French
In Jura, we can find species such as: Hobby, Peregrine Falcon, Kestrel and Eurasian Eagle-owl. Our region have big forest and agriculture. A very nice region is Franches-Montagnes, where we can go horse riding and watch Hazel Grouse. During migration in Ajoie, you have chance to see White Stork and Northern Lapwing.
M Jost Basel, Solothurn Anytime English


 

  P Stohler Basel, Reusstal Anytime French, English, German, some Italian, some Spanish
  Since I was a child I am fascinated by birds. I will enjoy going birdwatching with you. There are several good birding spots in the area: - The Petite Camargue Alsacienne Reserve in France - The Rhine Islands Reserve - The Klingnauer Stausee an artificial lake - Grenzach-Wyhlen, a small reserve - The Lake Constance is an hour and a half away. Then for breeding birds Tullinger Hugel and the surroundings of Castle Landskron (Hotspot for migrating). Area:
Basel, Aargau, France and Germany

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Interests:
Nature: birdwatching,drawing, photography, butterflies, stroll, walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, hitchhiking, long walk, packpack, portage, canoe, cruise, dog sled, snow mobile
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, vineyard, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique, fashion, tech
Attend: concert,theatre, live music, auction, antique, convention, political rally, protest, competition, swap


B Schlup Bern, Solothurn Anytime French, English
Since I was a child I am fascinated by birds. I will enjoy going birdwatching with you in the BirdLife nature protection centres “La Sauge” (close to Berne) or “Neeracherried” (close to Zurich) see http://www.birdlife.ch/d/zentren.html.
K Zeltner Berne, Basel, Solothurn Anytime Deutsch, English, French, Spanish (poco)
Valuable hints or guiding to various birdwatching or lesser known scenic areas in Switzerland (Lake Neuchatel, Lake Klingnau, Flachsee River Reserve, Alps, Jura mountains and so on). Born 1980, tolerant and cosmopolitan. Profession geologist with big interests in travelling, hiking, wildlife and botany.
M Camici Bern, Solothurn Weekend German, Italian, French, English
L Janagee Bern, Solothurn Anytime English
P Sokol Lausanne, Vaud Anytime English
F Schneider Payerne, Vaud Anytime French, English, German, some Italian, Spanish
I'm a 25 years old ornithologist and since 15 years I have visited a lot of different parts of the country: Alps, estern lowland, western lowland, Ticino (South of the Alps), Jura. I'm also bird ringer in my free times(migration and breeding studying). It would be a pleasure for me to show you this multifaceted country.
A Weiss Winterthur Weekend German, French, English
I've been birding since 25 years in eastern Switzerland. Big lakes like Lake Constance hold large numbers of wintering waterfowl. Red Kites are abundant here and the mountains with species like Citril Finch or Pygmy Owl are quite close.
W Suter Zurich, Reusstal Weekend English
A Huber Zurich, Reusstal Anytime English
O Schmid Zurich, Reusstal Anytime French, English, Deutsch, Spanish, little D sign language


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Local Information
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Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Switzerland
Local weather Yahoo
Natur- und Vogelschutzverein Winterthur-Seen Club
Ficedula Club
Nos Oiseaux Club
Le portail de référence des oiseaux sauvages en Suisse Migration
Alain Chappuis's Latest Sights
National Parks Sites
Birding Hotspots around the world Sites