List of birds of Switzerland

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This is a list of the bird species recorded in Switzerland. The avifauna of Switzerland include a total of 397 species, of which five have not been recorded since 1950 and 16 have been introduced by humans.

This list's taxonomic treatment (designation and sequence of orders, families and species) and nomenclature (common and scientific names) follow the conventions of Volet (2006).

The following tags have been used to highlight several categories. The commonly occurring native species do not fall into any of these categories.

  • (H) Historical - a species that has not been recorded in Switzerland since 1950
  • (I) Introduced - a species introduced to Switzerland as a consequence, direct or indirect, of human actions


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See also        References

Swans, geese and ducks[edit]

Order: Anseriformes   Family: Anatidae

Grouse[edit]

Order: Galliformes   Family: Tetraonidae

Pheasants and partridges[edit]

Order: Galliformes   Family: Phasianidae

Divers[edit]

Order: Gaviiformes   Family: Gaviidae

Grebes[edit]

Order: Podicipediformes   Family: Podicipedidae

Shearwaters and petrels[edit]

Order: Procellariiformes   Family: Procellariidae

Storm petrels[edit]

Order: Procellariiformes   Family: Hydrobatidae

Gannets[edit]

Order: Suliformes   Family: Sulidae

Cormorants[edit]

Order: Suliformes   Family: Phalacrocoracidae

Pelicans[edit]

Order: Pelecaniformes   Family: Pelecanidae

Bitterns, herons and egrets[edit]

Order: Pelecaniformes   Family: Ardeidae

Ibises and spoonbills[edit]

Order: Pelecaniformes   Family: Threskiornithidae

Storks[edit]

Order: Ciconiiformes   Family: Ciconiidae

Flamingos[edit]

Order: Phoenicopteriformes   Family: Phoenicopteridae

Kites, hawks and eagles[edit]

Order: Accipitriformes   Family: Accipitridae

Osprey[edit]

Order: Accipitriformes   Family: Pandionidae

Falcons[edit]

Order: Falconiformes   Family: Falconidae

Rails, crakes and coots[edit]

Order: Gruiformes   Family: Rallidae

Cranes[edit]

Order: Gruiformes   Family: Gruidae

Bustards[edit]

Order: Otidiformes   Family: Otididae

Oystercatchers[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Haematopodidae

Avocets and stilts[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Recurvirostridae

Thick-knees[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Burhinidae

Pratincoles and coursers[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Glareolidae

Plovers and lapwings[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Charadriidae

Sandpipers and allies[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Scolopacidae

Skuas[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Stercorariidae

Gulls, terns, and skimmers[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Laridae

Auks[edit]

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Alcidae

Sandgrouse[edit]

Order: Pterocliformes   Family: Pteroclidae

Pigeons and doves[edit]

Order: Columbiformes   Family: Columbidae

Cuckoos[edit]

Order: Cuculiformes   Family: Cuculidae

Barn owls[edit]

Order: Strigiformes   Family: Tytonidae

Typical owls[edit]

Order: Strigiformes   Family: Strigidae

Nightjars[edit]

Order: Caprimulgiformes   Family: Caprimulgidae

Swifts[edit]

Order: Apodiformes   Family: Apodidae

Kingfishers[edit]

Order: Coraciiformes   Family: Alcedinidae

Bee-eaters[edit]

Order: Coraciiformes   Family: Meropidae

Rollers[edit]

Order: Coraciiformes   Family: Coraciidae

Hoopoes[edit]

Order: Coraciiformes   Family: Upupidae

Woodpeckers[edit]

Order: Piciformes   Family: Picidae

Larks[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Alaudidae

Swallows and martins[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Hirundinidae

Pipits and wagtails[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Motacillidae

Waxwings[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Bombycillidae

Dippers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Cinclidae

Wrens[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Troglodytidae

Accentors[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Prunellidae

Thrushes and allies[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Turdidae

Cisticolas[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Cisticolidae

Cettid warblers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Cettiidae

Locustellid warblers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Locustellidae

Acrocephalid warblers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Acrocephalidae

Phylloscopid warblers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Phylloscopidae

Old World warblers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Sylviidae

Kinglets[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Regulidae

Old World flycatchers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Muscicapidae

Bearded reedling[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Panuridae

Long-tailed tits[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Aegithalidae

Tits[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Paridae

Nuthatches[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Sittidae

Wallcreeper[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Tichodromidae

Treecreepers[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Certhiidae

Penduline tits[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Remizidae

Orioles[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Oriolidae

Shrikes[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Laniidae

Jays, magpies and crows[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Corvidae

Starlings[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Sturnidae

Sparrows[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Passeridae

Finches[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Fringillidae

Longspurs and arctic buntings[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Calcariidae

Buntings[edit]

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Emberizidae

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Volet, B. (2006). Liste der Vogelarten der Schweiz - Liste des oiseaux de la Suisse - Elenco degli uccelli della Svizzera - Checklist of the birds of Switzerland. Der Ornithologische Beobachter 103 (4): 271–294 pdf file.