List of birds of Switzerland

This is a list of the bird species recorded in Switzerland. The avifauna of Switzerland include a total of 422 species as of 2018 according to the Swiss Ornithological Institute (Schweizerische Vogelwarte).[1] Of them, 40 are considered irregular and 69 are considered accidental as defined below. Six have been introduced by humans.

This list's taxonomic treatment (designation and sequence of orders, families and species) and nomenclature (common and scientific names) follow the conventions of The Clements Checklist of Birds of the World, 2018 edition.[2]

The following categories and statuses of occurrence are used by the Swiss Ornithological Institute. Species without letter tags are in Category A ("recorded in an apparently natural state at least once since 1 January 1950") and those without number tags are Status 1 ("recorded in at least 9 years out of 10 between 2005 and 2014").

  • (B) Category B - "Species that would otherwise be in category A but have been recorded only between 1800 and 1949"
  • (C) Category C - "Species...introduced by man, either deliberately or accidentally, [and] have established breeding populations"
  • (D) Category D - Species for which "there is reasonable doubt that they have ever occurred in a natural state"
  • (2) Status 2, irregular - "species recorded more than 10 times and in more than 5 years between 1965 and 2014 but in fewer than 9 years out of 10 between 2005 and 2014"
  • (3) Status 3, accidental - "species recorded 1–10 times or in 1–5 years between 1965 and 2014, or for the first time after 2014"
  • (4) Status 4 - "Species recorded at least once but not since 1965"

Ducks, geese, and waterfowl

Order: Anseriformes   Family: Anatidae

Pheasants, grouse, and allies

Order: Galliformes   Family: Phasianidae

Flamingos

Order: Phoenicopteriformes   Family: Phoenicopteridae

Grebes

Order: Podicipediformes   Family: Podicipedidae

Pigeons and doves

Order: Columbiformes   Family: Columbidae

Sandgrouse

Order: Pterocliformes   Family: Pteroclidae

Bustards

Order: Otidiformes   Family: Otididae

Cuckoos

Order: Cuculiformes   Family: Cuculidae

Nightjars and allies

Order: Caprimulgiformes   Family: Caprimulgidae

Swifts

Order: Caprimulgiformes   Family: Apodidae

Rails, gallinules, and coots

Order: Gruiformes   Family: Rallidae

Cranes

Order: Gruiformes   Family: Gruidae

Thick-knees

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Burhinidae

Stilts and avocets

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Recurvirostridae

Oystercatchers

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Haematopodidae

Plovers and lapwings

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Charadriidae

Sandpipers and allies

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Scolopacidae

Pratincoles and coursers

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Glareolidae

Skuas and jaegers

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Stercorariidae

Auks, murres, and puffins

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Alcidae

Gulls, terns, and skimmers

Order: Charadriiformes   Family: Laridae

Loons

Order: Gaviiformes   Family: Gaviidae

Northern storm-petrels

Order: Procellariiformes   Family: Hydrobatidae

Shearwaters and petrels

Order: Procellariiformes   Family: Procellariidae

Storks

Order: Ciconiiformes   Family: Ciconiidae

Boobies and gannets

Order: Suliformes   Family: Sulidae

Cormorants and shags

Order: Suliformes   Family: Phalacrocoracidae

Pelicans

Order: Pelecaniformes   Family: Pelecanidae

Herons, egrets, and bitterns

Order: Pelecaniformes   Family: Ardeidae

Ibises and spoonbills

Order: Pelecaniformes   Family: Threskiornithidae

Osprey

Order: Accipitriformes   Family: Pandionidae

Hawks, eagles, and kites

Order: Accipitriformes   Family: Accipitridae

Barn-owls

Order: Strigiformes   Family: Tytonidae

Owls

Order: Strigiformes   Family: Strigidae

Hoopoes

Order: Bucerotiformes   Family: Upupidae

Kingfishers

Order: Coraciiformes   Family: Alcedinidae

Bee-eaters

Order: Coraciiformes   Family: Meropidae

Rollers

Order: Coraciiformes   Family: Coraciidae

Woodpeckers

Order: Piciformes   Family: Picidae

Falcons

Order: Falconiformes   Family: Falconidae

Shrikes

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Laniidae

Old World orioles

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Oriolidae

Crows, jays, and magpies

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Corvidae

Bearded reedling

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Panuridae

Larks

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Alaudidae

Swallows and martins

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Hirundinidae

Tits

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Paridae

Penduline-tits

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Remizidae

Long-tailed tits

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Aegithalidae

Nuthatches

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Sittidae

Wallcreeper

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Tichodromidae

Treecreepers

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Certhiidae

Wrens

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Troglodytidae

Dippers

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Cinclidae

Kinglets

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Regulidae

Bush warblers and allies

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Scotocercidae

Leaf warblers

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Phylloscopidae

Reed warblers and allies

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Acrocephalidae

Grassbirds and allies

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Locustellidae

Cisticolas

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Cisticolidae

Sylviid warblers

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Sylviidae

Parrotbills

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Paradoxornithidae

Old World flycatchers

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Muscicapidae

Thrushes and allies

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Turdidae

Starlings

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Sturnidae

Accentors

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Prunellidae

Wagtails and pipits

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Motacillidae

Waxwings

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Bombycillidae

Finches and allies

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Fringillidae

Longspurs and snow buntings

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Calcariidae

Old World buntings

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Emberizidae

New World sparrows

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Passerellidae

Old World sparrows

Order: Passeriformes   Family: Passeridae

Notes

  1. ^ This species has been split by Clements. The Swiss Ornithological Institute list does not specify whether one or both of taiga bean-goose (Anser fabalis) and tundra bean-goose (A. serrirostris) has been recorded.

References

  1. ^ "Checklist of the birds of Switzerland". 2018. Retrieved April 23, 2019.
  2. ^ Clements, J. F., T. S. Schulenberg, M. J. Iliff, D. Roberson, T. A. Fredericks, B. L. Sullivan, and C. L. Wood. 2018. The eBird/Clements checklist of birds of the world: v2018. Downloaded from http://www.birds.cornell.edu/clementschecklist/download/ Retrieved 14 August 2018

See also

Fauna of Switzerland

See

List of birds of Switzerland

List of mammals of Switzerland

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