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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 2012-17

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

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Enter the 2018 competition.

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The next competition takes place in 2019.