List of Bird Species

Species that occur as wild birds in Switzerland

Long-legged Buzzard

Lesser Redpoll

Alpine Accentor

Alpine Chough

Red-billed Chough

Rock Ptarmigan

Alpine Swift


Green-winged Teal

Common Blackbird

Western Capercaillie

Eurasian Oystercatcher

Laughing Gull

White Wagtail

Bearded Vulture

Radde's Warbler

Bearded Reedling

Northern Gannet

Eurasian Hobby

Tree Pipit

Common Snipe

Greater Scaup



Bimaculated Lark

Western Bonelli's Warbler

Water Pipit

Grey Wagtail

Eurasian Penduline Tit

European Bee-eater

Black Grouse

Blue-winged Teal


Blue Tit

Blue Rock Thrush

European Roller

Blue-cheeked Bee-eater

Greater White-fronted Goose

Eurasian Coot

Tawny Pipit

Common Shelduck

Sandwich Tern


Vinous-throated Parrotbill

Spectacled Warbler

Wood Sandpiper

Common Chaffinch

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Blyth's Reed Warbler

Booted Warbler

Zitting Cisticola

Cory's Shearwater

European Goldfinch

Western Jackdaw

Great Snipe

Common Whitethroat

Black-legged Kittiwake

Eurasian Three-toed Woodpecker

Great Reed Warbler

Spotted Sandpiper

Dusky Warbler

Sooty Shearwater

Spotted Redshank

Slender-billed Curlew

Slender-billed Gull

Eurasian Jay

Common Eider

Spotless Starling

Long-tailed Duck

Glaucous Gull

Great Northern Loon

Common Kingfisher

Eleonora's Falcon

Ivory Gull

Eurasian Magpie

Eurasian Siskin

Pallid Swift

Long-tailed Jaeger

Common Pheasant

Eurasian Skylark

Paddyfield Warbler

Common Grasshopper Warbler

Eurasian Tree Sparrow

Eurasian Crag Martin

Pine Bunting

Red Crossbill


Willow Warbler

Little Ringed Plover

Common Tern

Common Sandpiper

Short-toed Treecreeper

Garden Warbler

Common Redstart

Yellow-browed Warbler

Cory's Shearwater

Yellow-billed Loon

Icterine Warbler


Eurasian Bullfinch

European Serin

Black-winged Kite


Pallas’s Leaf Warbler

European Golden Plover

Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Corn Bunting

Pectoral Sandpiper

Greylag Goose

Grey Heron

Spotted Flycatcher

Grey-headed Woodpecker

Eurasian Curlew

Great Bustard

European Greenfinch

Greenish Warbler

Common Greenshank

European Green Woodpecker

Griffon Vulture

Common Merganser

Northern Goshawk

Bonelli's Eagle

Pine Grosbeak

Semi-collared Flycatcher

Collared Flycatcher

Hazel Grouse

Crested Lark

European Crested Tit

Great Crested Grebe

Black Redstart

House Sparrow


Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin


Lesser Black-backed Gull

Stock Dove

Great Spotted Cuckoo

Common Linnet

Mute Swan

Iberian Chiffchaff

Isabelline Wheatear

Isabelline Shrike

Italian Sparrow

Calandra Lark


Black-headed Bunting

Common Rosefinch



Northern Lapwing

Grey Plover

Lesser Whitethroat

Eurasian Nuthatch

Lesser Yellowlegs

Little Crake

Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Red Knot


Great Tit

Red-crested Pochard

Northern Raven

Audouin's Gull

Great Cormorant

Northern Harrier

Common Crane

Dalmatian Pelican

Eurasian Teal

European Shag

Common Cuckoo

Cattle Egret

Pink-footed Goose

Greater Short-toed Lark

Arctic Tern

Common Black-headed Gull

Gull-billed Tern

Long-billed Murrelet

Northern Shoveler

Eurasian Spoonbill

Band-rumped Storm Petrel

Mandarin Duck

Great Black-backed Gull

Moustached Warbler


Common Swift

Purple Sandpiper

Common House Martin


Mistle Thrush

Yellow-legged Gull

Black-eared Wheatear

Yelkouan Shearwater

Middle Spotted Woodpecker

Red-breasted Merganser

Ferruginous Duck

Eurasian Dotterel

Common Buzzard

Cinereous Vulture

Eurasian Blackcap

Alpine or Willow Tit

Alpine or Willow Tit

Common Nightingale

Black-crowned Night Heron

Red-backed Shrike

Egyptian Goose

Red-necked Phalarope

Horned Lark

Horned Grebe

Orphean Warbler

Melodious Warbler

Ortolan Bunting

Pacific Loon

Pacific Golden Plover

Eurasian Wigeon

Bar-tailed Godwit

Eurasian Golden Oriole

Iceland Gull

Black-throated Loon

Dartford Warbler

Franklin's Gull

Purple Heron

Carrion/Hooded Crow

Squacco Heron

Caspian Tern

Great Grey Shrike

Barn Swallow


Boreal Owl

Grey Partridge


Tufted Duck

Cream-colored Courser

Ring Ouzel

Brant Goose

Common Wood Pigeon

Ring-necked Duck

Common Reed Bunting

Eurasian Bittern

Savi's Warbler

Western Marsh Harrier

Greater Flamingo

Great White Pelican

Roseate Tern

Rosy Starling

Ruddy Shelduck


Collared Pratincole

Red-footed Falcon

Red-breasted Goose

Red-necked Grebe

Red-legged Partridge

European Robin

Red-throated Pipit

Woodchat Shrike

Red Kite

Common Redshank

Lesser Kestrel

Red-rumped Swallow

Lesser Crested Tern

Bean Goose


Houbara Bustard

Velvet Scoter

Sardinian Warbler


Common Ringed Plover

Long-tailed Shrike

Western Yellow Wagtail

Greater Spotted Eagle

Common Goldeneye

Siberian Thrush

Sedge Warbler

River Warbler

Short-toed Snake Eagle

Barn Owl

Parasitic Jaeger

Egyptian Vulture


Snow Bunting

White-winged Snowfinch

Lesser Spotted Eagle

Sabine's Gull

Long-tailed Bushtit

Black-winged Pratincole

Black-necked Grebe

Eurasian Stonechat

Mediterranean Gull

Ruddy Duck

Black Kite

Manx Shearwater

Black Woodpecker

Lesser Grey Shrike

Black Stork

White-tailed Eagle

Kentish Plover

Aquatic Warbler

Little Egret

Bohemian Waxwing

Cetti's Warbler

Scopoli's Shearwater

Curlew Sandpiper

Glossy Ibis

Herring Gull

Great Egret

Song Sparrow

Song Thrush

Whooper Swan

Great Skua


Pomarine Skua

Eurasian Sparrowhawk

Northern Hawk-Owl

Barred Warbler

Eurasian Pygmy Owl

Northern Pintail

Lapland Longspur

Richard's Pipit

Thrush Nightingale

Common Starling

Golden Eagle

Rock Partridge

Little Owl

Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush

Northern Wheatear

Rock Sparrow

Ruddy Turnstone

Black-winged Stilt

Pallas's Sandgrouse

Sociable Lapwing

Macqueen's Bustard

Caspian Gull

Pallid Harrier

Red-throated Loon


Feral Pigeon

Lesser Short-toed Lark

Mew Gull

European Storm Petrel

Broad-billed Sandpiper

Marsh Tit

Short-eared Owl

Marsh Warbler

Pied Avocet

Common Pochard

Common Redpoll

Siberian Chiffchaff

Spotted Nutcracker

Coal Tit

Common Moorhen

Eurasian Reed Warbler

Marsh Sandpiper

Temminck's Stint

Terek Sandpiper

Red Phalarope

Hume's Leaf Warbler

Black Scoter

European Pied Flycatcher

Black Tern

Eurasian Stone-curlew

Common Murre

Common Kestrel

European Turtle Dove

Spotted Crake

Eurasian Collared Dove

Black-tailed Godwit

Sand Martin

Eurasian Eagle-Owl


Common Quail

Corn Crake

Rustic Bunting

Eurasian Treecreeper

Tawny Owl

Wood Warbler

Long-eared Owl

Olive-backed Pipit

Eurasian Woodcock

Green Sandpiper

Peregrine Falcon

White-throated Dipper

Water Rail

Spanish Sparrow

Subalpine Warbler

Whiskered Tern

White-rumped Sandpiper

White-winged Lark

White-winged Tern

White-throated Robin

White-headed Duck

White-backed Woodpecker

White Stork

Barnacle Goose

Leach's Storm Petrel

Eurasian Wryneck

European Honey Buzzard

Eurasian Hoopoe

Meadow Pipit

Montagu's Harrier


Saker Falcon

Trumpeter Finch

Desert Wheatear

Cirl Bunting

Winter Wren

European Nightjar

Common Chiffchaff

Rock Bunting

Citril Finch

Citrine Wagtail

Booted Eagle

Little Bunting

Little Bittern

Lesser White-fronted Goose

Little Gull

Eurasian Scops Owl

Pygmy Cormorant

Jack Snipe

Red-breasted Flycatcher

Tundra Swan

Little Tern

Little Stint

Baillon's Crake


Little Grebe

Little Bustard