Swedish Ornithological Society

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Birdwatching in sunrise, a spotting scope with a stcker from the Swedish Ornithological Society.
Ottenby birdwatching station, owned by the SOF at Långe Jan lighthouse on Öland.

Swedish Ornithological Society (Sveriges ornitologiska förening, SOF) is a Swedish ornithological society founded in 1945 and a BirdLife partner. It currently has 11,000 members, 24 regional branches, and a staff of 24.[1]

The main three goals of the organization are:[1]

  • bird conservation;
  • to carry out investigation and documentation;
  • to promote interest in birds and birdwatching.

SOF develop an electronic, internet-based bird reporting system called Artportalen,[2] used by thousands of Swedish bird watchers to report sightings.[1][3]

The organization also publishes three magazines: Vår Fågelvärld, Ornis Svecica and Fågelvännen.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Swedish Ornithological Society (SOF)". BirdLife International. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "Artportalen". 
  3. ^ Lindh, Fredrik (26 January 2011). "Räkna fåglar i helgen". Norrtelje Tidning. Retrieved 28 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Tidskrifter". Swedish Ornithological Society. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 

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