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Categories

All species that can be reported via Swiss Bird Alert are grouped into the following four categories. Each category has its own sound that is played when a push notification arrives on your smartphone.

Not Recorded

Sound: Siberian Rubythroat
Siberian Rubythroat
Species: All species that have not yet been recorded in Switzerland.
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Very Rare

Sound: Terek Sandpiper
Terek Sandpiper
Species: All species that usually do not occur annually in Switzerland, have not yet been recorded often or are very difficult to see due to their behaviour (e.g. migrating birds of prey).
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Rare

Sound: Richard's Pipit
Richard's Pipit
Species: Species that usually occur annually. Rarities, already seen by many observers in Switzerland.
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Scarce

Sound: European Bee-eater
European Bee-eater
Species: Species that are usually not subject to submission to the rarities commitee, which occur regularily in small numbers, locally and only in a short period of the year. Often only of regional interest, but a good indicator for the current state of the migration.
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Species List

not recorded

Allen's Gallinule Porphyrio alleni
American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus
American Black Duck Anas rubripes
American Coot Fulica americana
American Golden Plover Pluvialis dominica
American Herring Gull Larus smithsonianus
American Kestrel Falco sparverius
American Wigeon Anas americana
Amur Falcon Falco amurensis
Arctic Redpoll Carduelis hornemanni
Arctic Warbler Phylloscopus borealis
Armenian Gull Larus armenicus
Asian Desert Warbler Sylvia nana
Atlantic Puffin Fratercula arctica
Azure Tit Cyanistes cyanus
Baikal Teal Anas formosa
Baird's Sandpiper Calidris bairdii
Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus
Barolo Shearwater Puffinus baroli
Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica
Black-faced Bunting Emberiza spodocephala
Black Guillemot Cepphus grylle
Black Lark Melanocorypha yeltoniensis
Black-throated Accentor Prunella atrogularis
Black-throated Thrush Turdus atrogularis
Blyth's Pipit Anthus godlewskii
Bonaparte's Gull Larus philadelphia
Bonelli's Eagle Aquila fasciata
Bridled Tern Onychoprion anaethetus
Brown Shrike Lanius cristatus
Buff-bellied Pipit Anthus rubescens
Cackling Goose Branta hutchinsii
Canvasback Aythya valisineria
Caspian Plover Charadrius asiaticus
Chestnut Bunting Emberiza rutila
Cinereous Bunting Emberiza cineracea
Common Myna Acridotheres tristis
Crested Honey-Buzzard Pernis ptilorhynchus
Cretzschmar's Bunting Emberiza caesia
Daurian Jackdaw Corvus dauuricus
Demoiselle Crane Grus virgo
Dusky Thrush Turdus eunomus
Eastern Bonelli's Warbler Phylloscopus orientalis
Eastern Crowned Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus coronatus
Eastern Olivaceous Warbler Iduna pallida
Eastern Orphean Warbler Sylvia crassirostris
Elegant Tern Sterna elegans
Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus
Falcated Duck Anas falcata
Forster's Tern Sterna forsteri
Glaucous-winged Gull Larus glaucescens
Great Black-headed Gull Larus ichthyaetus
Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias
Greater Sand Plover Charadrius leschenaultii
Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca
Great Knot Calidris tenuirostris
Great Shearwater Puffinus gravis
Green Heron Butorides virescens
Green Warbler Phylloscopus nitidus
Grey-necked Bunting Emberiza buchanani
House Crow Corvus splendens
Imperial Eagle Aquila heliaca
Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina
King Eider Somateria spectabilis
Lanceolated Warbler Locustella lanceolata
Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus
Least sandpiper Calidris minutilla
Lesser Flamingo Phoenicopterus minor
Lesser Sand Plover Charadrius mongolus
Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes
Levant Sparrowhawk Accipiter brevipes
Little Auk Alle alle
Little Curlew Numenius minutus
Little Swift Apus affinis
Long-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus scolopaceus
Long-tailed Rosefinch Uragus sibiricus
Long-tailed Shrike Lanius schach
Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta
Marmora's Warbler Sylvia sarda
Masked Shrike Lanius nubicus
Moltoni's Warbler Sylvia subalpina
Moussier's Redstart Phoenicurus moussieri
Naumann's Thrush Turdus naumanni
Northern Fulmar Fulmarus glacialis
Oriental Pratincole Glareola maldivarum
Oriental Turtle Dove Streptopelia orientalis
Pacific Swift Apus pacificus
Pallas's Bunting Emberiza pallasi
Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler Locustella certhiola
Parrot Crossbill Loxia pytyopsittacus
Petchora Pipit Anthus gustavi
Pied-billed Grebe Podilymbus podiceps
Pied Wheatear Oenanthe pleschanka
Pintail Snipe Gallinago stenura
Razorbill Alca torda
Red-eyed Vireo Vireo olivaceus
Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus
Redhead Aythya americana
Red-headed Bunting Emberiza bruniceps
Red-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus ruficollis
Red-throated Thrush Turdus ruficollis
Ring-billed Gull Larus delawarensis
Rock Pipit Anthus petrosus
Rose-ringed Parakeet Psittacula krameri
Ross's Goose Anser rossii
Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea
Royal Tern Sterna maxima
Rufous-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis
Rüppell's Griffon Vulture Gyps rueppellii
Rüppell's Warbler Sylvia ruppeli
Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis
Semipalmated Plover Charadrius semipalmatus
Semipalmated Sandpiper Calidris pusilla
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper Calidris acuminata
Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus
Siberian Accentor Prunella montanella
Siberian Blue Robin Larvivora cyane
Siberian Rubythroat Calliope calliope
Siberian Stonechat Saxicola maurus
Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus
Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria
Sooty Tern Onychoprion fuscatus
Sora Crake Porzana carolina
Southern Grey Shrike Lanius meridionalis
Spur-winged Lapwing Vanellus spinosus
Steppe Eagle Aquila nipalensis
Stilt Sandpiper Calidris himantopus
Surf Scoter Melanitta perspicillata
Sykes's Warbler Iduna rama
Syrian Woodpecker Dendrocopos syriacus
Taiga Flycatcher Ficedula albicilla
Thick-billed Warbler Iduna aedon
Two-barred Crossbill Loxia leucoptera
Two-barred Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus
Upland Sandpiper Bartramia longicauda
Western Olivaceous Warbler Iduna opaca
Western Reef Egret Egretta gularis
Western Sandpiper Calidris mauri
White's Thrush Zoothera dauma
White-crowned Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga
White-rumped Swift Apus caffer
White-tailed Plover Vanellus leucurus
White-throated Needletail Swift Hirundapus caudacutus
Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor
Wilson's Storm Petrel Oceanites oceanicus
Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola
Yellow-browed Bunting Emberiza chrysophrys

very rare

American Purple Gallinule Porphyrio martinicus
Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii
Band-rumped Storm Petrel Oceanodroma castro
Bimaculated Lark Melanocorypha bimaculata
Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica
Black-headed Bunting Emberiza melanocephala
Black-winged Kite Elanus caeruleus
Black-winged Pratincole Glareola nordmanni
Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus
Blue-winged Teal Anas discors
Blyth's Reed Warbler Acrocephalus dumetorum
Booted Eagle Aquila pennata
Booted Warbler Iduna caligata
Buff-breasted Sandpiper Calidris subruficollis
Cinereous Vulture Aegypius monachus
Collared Pratincole Glareola pratincola
Common Murre Uria aalge
Common Redpoll Carduelis flammea
Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea
Cream-colored Courser Cursorius cursor
Crested Lark Galerida cristata
Dalmatian Pelican Pelecanus crispus
Dartford Warbler Sylvia undata
Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti
Dusky Warbler Phylloscopus fuscatus
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae
European Shag Phalacrocorax aristotelis
European Storm Petrel Hydrobates pelagicus
Franklin's Gull Larus pipixcan
Glaucous Gull Larus hyperboreus
Great Bustard Otis tarda
Greater Spotted Eagle Aquila clanga
Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius
Great White Pelican Pelecanus onocrotalus
Greenish Warbler Phylloscopus trochiloides
Green-winged Teal Anas carolinensis
Gyrfalcon Falco rusticolus
Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis undulata
Hume's Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus humei
Iberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus ibericus
Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides
Isabelline Shrike Lanius isabellinus
Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus
Laughing Gull Larus atricilla
Leach's Storm Petrel Oceanodroma leucorhoa
Lesser Crested Tern Sterna bengalensis
Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni
Lesser Scaup Aythya affinis
Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens
Lesser Spotted Eagle Aquila pomarina
Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus
Little Bustard Tetrax tetrax
Long-billed Murrelet Brachyramphus perdix
Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus
Macqueen's Bustard Chlamydotis macqueenii
Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus
Marbled Duck Marmaronetta angustirostris
Northern Gannet Morus bassanus
Northern Hawk-Owl Surnia ulula
Olive-backed Pipit Anthus hodgsoni
Pacific Golden Plover Pluvialis fulva
Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica
Paddyfield Warbler Acrocephalus agricola
Pallas's Sandgrouse Syrrhaptes paradoxus
Pallas’s Leaf Warbler Phylloscopus proregulus
Pine Bunting Emberiza leucocephalos
Pine Grosbeak Pinicola enucleator
Pink-backed Pelican Pelecanus rufescens
Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus
Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima
Pygmy Cormorant Phalacrocorax pygmeus
Radde's Warbler Phylloscopus schwarzi
Red-breasted Flycatcher Ficedula parva
Red-breasted Goose Branta ruficollis
River Warbler Locustella fluviatilis
Rock Sparrow Petronia petronia
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii
Rufous-tailed Scrub Robin Cercotrichas galactotes
Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica
Sabine's Gull Xema sabini
Saker Falcon Falco cherrug
Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala
Semi-collared Flycatcher Ficedula semitorquata
Siberian Thrush Geokichla sibirica
Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris
Snow Goose Anser caerulescens
Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
Sooty Shearwater Puffinus griseus
Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata
Spotless Starling Sturnus unicolor
Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius
Terek Sandpiper Xenus cinereus
Thrush Nightingale Luscinia luscinia
Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus
Twite Carduelis flavirostris
Western Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis
Western Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio
White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala
White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis
White-throated Robin Irania gutturalis
White-winged Lark Melanocorypha leucoptera
Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan
Yellow-billed Loon Gavia adamsii

rare

African Sacred Ibis Threskiornis aethiopicus
Aquatic Warbler Acrocephalus paludicola
Arctic Tern Sterna paradisaea
Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla
Barnacle Goose Branta leucopsis
Barred Warbler Sylvia nisoria Please do not report breeding birds.
Brant Goose Branta bernicla
Broad-billed Sandpiper Calidris falcinellus
Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra
Canada Goose Branta canadensis
Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola
Collared Flycatcher Ficedula albicollis Please do not report breeding birds.
Common Chiffchaff tristsis/abietinus Phylloscopus collybita tristis/abietinus
Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia
Eurasian Stone-curlew Burhinus oedicnemus
European Roller Coracias garrulus
Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus
Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus roseus
Great Skua Stercorarius skua
Great Snipe Gallinago media
Gull-billed Tern Gelochelidon nilotica
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
Lapland Longspur Calcarius lapponicus
Lesser Grey Shrike Lanius minor
Little Bunting Emberiza pusilla
Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus
Marsh Sandpiper Tringa stagnatilis
Moustached Warbler Acrocephalus melanopogon
Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus
Pectoral Sandpiper Calidris melanotos
Pomarine Skua Stercorarius pomarinus
Red-necked Phalarope Phalaropus lobatus
Red Phalarope Phalaropus fulicarius
Red-rumped Swallow Cecropis daurica
Red-spotted Bluethroat Luscinia svecica svecica Please do not report breeding birds.
Richard's Pipit Anthus richardi
Ring-necked Duck Aythya collaris
Rosy Starling Pastor roseus
Rough-legged Buzzard Buteo lagopus
Slender-billed Gull Larus genei
Snow Bunting Plectrophenax nivalis
Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans
White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla
Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator Please do not report breeding birds.
Yellow-browed Warbler Phylloscopus inornatus
Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis

scarce

manual entry Please do not report breeding birds or common species!
Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
Bean Goose Anser fabalis
Black-legged Kittiwake Rissa tridactyla
Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus
Bohemian Waxwing Bombycilla garrulus
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti
Common Crane Grus grus
Common Loon Gavia immer
Common Rosefinch Carpodacus erythrinus
Common Scoter Melanitta nigra
Eurasian Dotterel Charadrius morinellus Please do not report breeding birds.
Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus
European Bee-eater Merops apiaster Please do not report breeding birds.
European Golden Plover Pluvialis apricaria
European Nightjar Caprimulgus europaeus Please do not report breeding birds.
Great Black-backed Gull Larus marinus
Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
Griffon Vulture Gyps fulvus
Horned Grebe Podiceps auritus
Icterine Warbler Hippolais icterina
Jack Snipe Lymnocryptes minimus
Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus
Little Crake Porzana parva
Little Tern Sternula albifrons
Long-tailed Duck Clangula hyemalis
Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana
Pallid Swift Apus pallidus
Parasitic Jaeger Stercorarius parasiticus
Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
Red-footed Falcon Falco vespertinus
Red Knot Calidris canutus
Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis
Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis
Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus
Short-toed Snake Eagle Circaetus gallicus
Skua unidentified Stercorarius sp.
Squacco Heron Ardeola ralloides
Tundra Swan Cygnus columbianus
Vinous-throated Parrotbill Paradoxornis webbianus
Western Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis
Western Yellow Wagtail feldegg Motacilla flava feldegg
Western Yellow Wagtail flavissima Motacilla flava flavissima
Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
White-winged Tern Chlidonias leucopterus