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Environment - 16.08.2023
Small wheatear on the move at high altitudes
Small wheatear on the move at high altitudes
Even though the summer is still in progress - for many birds the migration to the African winter quarters has already begun. Among them is the wheatear, which breeds in mountainous areas. On its 4500-kilometer journey, which takes about 30 days, the small bird can climb to an altitude of more than 5000 meters.

Environment - Life Sciences - 27.07.2023
First nesting of the cattle egret in Switzerland
First nesting of the cattle egret in Switzerland
Switzerland has a new breeding bird: the cattle egret has nested on Swiss soil for the first time, the culmination of a long evolutionary process.

Environment - 04.07.2023
A dazzling white ghost
A dazzling white ghost
The woodcock's habits are discreet and nocturnal. A true ghost of the forest, it is rarely seen. We now know that its tail feathers are the purest white in the bird world. Sempach. The woodcock is active at night and lives secluded in damp forests. A veritable ghost of the forest, it is usually discovered by scaring it off on a hiking trail: a brown-spotted bird the size of a pigeon.

Environment - 31.05.2023
The fascinating vultures are back
The fascinating vultures are back
Not so long ago, seeing a griffon vulture in Switzerland was an extraordinary sight. For the past ten years, the species has been regularly crossing our skies.

Life Sciences - 27.10.2016
Evaluation of the ring findings of turtle doves
Evaluation of the ring findings of turtle doves
People in love like to be called turtle doves. But the love symbol is hunted massively: In the Mediterranean region alone, 2-3 million turtle doves are shot annually.