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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
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 grew up in the Bernese Oberland and know the area very well. The Bernese Oberland is characterised by mountains, lakes and forests. Many typical alpine birds can be found in the area, such as the Bearded Vulture, Three-toed Woodpecker, Alpine Accentor, Ring Ouzel, Wallcreeper, Citril Finch, Snow Finch and many more. Area:

Area Birds:
the Bearded Vulture, Three-toed Woodpecker, Alpine Accentor, Ring Ouzel, Wallcreeper, Citril Finch


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, NW-Switzerland Anytime French, English, German, some Italian, some Spanish
  Since I was a child I am fascinated by birds and animals in particular. I will enjoy going bird watching with you. In my spare time I like reading a good book or watch a good movie. But my passion is really drawing, there is not really a moment, when I am not scribbling something on paper. In the meantime I work as a teacher and used to lecure at university. I love travelling and exploring cities on my own, preferably with no plan and no destination... Area:
Nordwestschweiz, Süddeutschland und Elsass (Southern Germany and Alsace)

The Petite Camargue Alsacienne
The Rhine Island Reserve
Lake Klingnau
Flachsee River Reserve
Lake Constanze
Tüllinger Hügel
The meadows of Münchenstein/Muttenz
The Blauen Region
Castle of Landskron

Area Birds:
Whooper Swan
Red-crested Porchard
Common Pochard
Alpine and common Swift
Lesser, Middle and Great Spotted Woodpecker
Eurasian Green Woodpecker
Gray-headed Woodpecker
Black Woodpecker
White Stork
Eurasian and little Bittern
Black-crowned Night Heron
Northern Lapwing
Red Kite
Peregrine Falcon
Cirl Bunting

Nature: birdwatching, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and insects, photography, hiking.
Travel: train, bus, long walk, packpack.
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, outdoors, nature spot, beach, lake, architecture, shop, antique.
Attend: concert, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention.
Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, classical, swing, wine, beer, social games.

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


  J Wyss Schopfheim Anytime English
  In addition to the largest and most numerous moorlands in Switzerland, the biosphere reserve Entlebuch with the karst area of the Schratteflue has gained international importance. This unique natural and cultural landscape contributes to the quality of life of the locals and is a relaxing experience for tourists from all over the world. Area:
SchrattenfluhWauwiler Ebene

Area Birds:
Nature: birdwatching, skiing, swimming, beach,
Travel: walking, hiking, climbing, train, bus, car, biking, long walk, backpack, portage, canoe,
Visit: tourist site, museum, vineyard, ski run/trail, monument, arboretum, architecture appreciation, shop, antique,
Attend: sports event


  J Guillot Th nex, Geneva Anytime English, French
  I am a bird lover and professional wildlife photographer based in Geneva area, Switzerland.

I love sharing my passion for birds and nature, so feel free to contact me if you come visit our beautiful region!
Marais de Sionnet, Lake Geneva, Lake Neuch tel, Valais

Area Birds:
Ferruginous Duck, Red-crested Pochard, Yellow-legged Gull, Great White Egret, Wallcreeper, Bearded Vulture

Nature: birdwatching

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