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Photo contest for bird enthusiasts

We at the Swiss Ornithological Institute in Sempach hope to inspire public interest in birds and raise awareness for their protection. Widespread understanding and appreciation of our native birdlife are key factors to the success of our efforts. The more people care about birds and enjoy watching them, the better our chances of implementing effective conservation measures for threatened species.

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Featuring the Best Bird Shots

View the winning images 2012-2022

Explore seven years of outstanding bird photography. Learn more about the photos and the photographers that took them.

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The next edition of the competition takes place in May 2024.
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The 100 award-winning images

Photo Competition: the book

A stunning collection of images celebrates the beauty of our native birds and the fascination they inspire in us.

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