Birding: Switzerland

Here is my life list for birds in Switzerland, comprising a subset of my worldwide and European lists. Dates and locations of first sightings anywhere in the world are included where known.

Life count as of April, 2017: 45
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Ducks, Geese and Waterfowl - Eendachtigen - Anatidae (Anseriformes)
Graylag Goose
Anser anser
NL: Grauwe Gans
Long ago in the Netherlands
Mute Swan
Cygnus olor
NL: Knobbelzwaan
Long ago in the Netherlands
Mallard
Anas platyrhynchos
NL: Wilde Eend
Long ago in the Netherlands
Red-crested Pochard
Netta rufina
NL: Krooneend
May 23, 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland
Tufted Duck
Aythya fuligula
NL: Kuifeend
December 31, 2009 at Lough Cork in Cork, Ireland
Common Merganser
Mergus merganser
NL: Grote Zaagbek
February 18, 2012 at Gallup Park in Ann Arbor, MI
Also known as goosander
 
Grebes - Futen - Podicipedidae (Podicipediformes)
Great Crested Grebe
Podiceps cristatus
NL: Fuut
Long ago in the Netherlands
Eared Grebe
Podiceps nigricollis
NL: Geoorde Fuut
March 27, 2012 in Interlaken, Switzerland
Also known as black-necked grebe
 
Cormorants and Shags - Aalscholvers - Phalacrocoracidae (Suliformes)
Great Cormorant
Phalacrocorax carbo
NL: Aalscholver
December 19, 2010 in Leiden, the Netherlands
 
Herons, Egrets and Bitterns - Reigers - Ardeidae (Pelecaniformes)
Gray Heron
Ardea cinerea
NL: Blauwe Reiger
Long ago in the Netherlands
 
Hawks, Eagles and Kites - Havikachtigen - Accipitridae (Accipitriformes)
Golden Eagle
Aquila chrysaetos
NL: Steenarend
September 11, 2015 at the Oberalp Pass, Switzerland
Red Kite
Milvus milvus
NL: Rode Wouw
March 27, 2012 in Interlaken, Switzerland
Common Buzzard
Buteo buteo
NL: Buizerd
March 26, 2012 at Hasliberg, Switzerland
 
Rails, Gallinules and Coots - Rallen, Koeten en Waterhoentjes - Rallidae (Gruiformes)
Eurasian Coot
Fulica atra
NL: Meerkoet
Long ago in the Netherlands
 
Gulls, Terns and Skimmers - Meeuwen en Sternen - Laridae (Charadriiformes)
Black-headed Gull
Chroicocephalus ridibundus
NL: Kokmeeuw
Long ago in the Netherlands
Mew Gull
Larus canus
NL: Stormmeeuw
December 25, 2013 at Natuurgebied Uithoorn, the Netherlands
Also known as Common Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Larus michahellis
NL: Geelpootmeeuw
November 8, 2014 at Ismaninger Speichersee, Bavaria, Germany
 
Pigeons and Doves - Duiven - Columbidae (Columbiformes)
Rock Pigeon
Columba livia
NL: Rotsduif
Long ago in the Netherlands
 
Swifts - Gierzwaluwen - Apodidae (Apodiformes)
Common Swift
Apus apus
NL: Gierzwaluw
July 15, 2013 in Heidelberg, Germany
 
Falcons and Caracaras - Valkachtigen - Falconidae (Falconiformes)
Eurasian Kestrel
Falco tinnunculus
NL: Torenvalk
August 1, 2014 at Lentevreugd near Wassenaar, the Netherlands
Also known as Common Kestrel
 
Crows, Jays and Magpies - Kraaiachtigen - Corvidae (Passeriformes)
Eurasian Jay
Garrulus glandarius
NL: Gaai
March 27, 2012 in Interlaken, Switzerland
Eurasian Magpie
Pica pica
NL: Ekster
Long ago in the Netherlands
Eurasian Nutcracker
Nucifraga caryocatactes
NL: Notenkraker
September 9, 2015 near Zermatt, Switzerland
Also known as Spotted Nutcracker
Yellow-billed Chough
Pyrrhocorax graculus
NL: Alpenkauw
May 31, 2009 at Jungfraujoch, Switzerland
Also known as Alpine Chough
Carrion Crow
Corvus corone
NL: Zwarte Kraai
Long ago in the Netherlands
 
Swallows - Zwaluwen - Hirundinidae (Passeriformes)
Common House Martin
Delichon urbicum
NL: Huiszwaluw
May 10, 2014 at Ruygeborg, Nieuwkoop, the Netherlands
 
Chickadees and Tits - Mezen - Paridae (Passeriformes)
Coal Tit
Periparus ater
NL: Zwarte Mees
May 10, 2015 at the Eibsee in Grainau, Germany
Crested Tit
Lophophanes cristatus
NL: Kuifmees
September 9, 2015 near Zermatt, Switzerland
Willow Tit
Poecile montanus
NL: Matkop
September 9, 2015 near Zermatt, Switzerland
Eurasian Blue Tit
Cyanistes caeruleus
NL: Pimpelmees
Long ago in the Netherlands
Great Tit
Parus major
NL: Koolmees
Long ago in the Netherlands
 
Nuthatches - Boomklevers - Sittidae (Passeriformes)
Eurasian Nuthatch
Sitta europaea
NL: Boomklever
December 19, 2013 at Libellebos, Uithoorn, the Netherlands
 
Treecreepers - Echte Boomkruipers - Certhiidae (Passeriformes)
Eurasian Treecreeper
Certhia familiaris
NL: Taigaboomkruiper
September 9, 2015 near Zermatt, Switzerland
Also known as Common Treecreeper
 
Wrens - Winterkoningen - Troglodytidae (Passeriformes)
Eurasian Wren
Troglodytes troglodytes
NL: Winterkoning
December 19, 2013 at Libellebos, Uithoorn, the Netherlands
Sometimes considered conspecific with Pacific and Winter Wrens
 
Leaf Warblers - Boszangers - Phylloscopidae (Passeriformes)
Common Chiffchaff
Phylloscopus collybita
NL: Tjiftjaf
May 6, 2014 at Nieuwe Ooster, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
 
Old World Flycatchers - Vliegenvangers - Muscicapidae (Passeriformes)
European Robin
Erithacus rubecula
NL: Roodborst
Long ago in the Netherlands
Black Redstart
Phoenicurus ochruros
NL: Zwarte Roodstaart
September 5, 2014 in Garching, Germany
Northern Wheatear
Oenanthe oenanthe
NL: Tapuit
July 23, 2013 in the Bernese Alps, Valais, Switzerland
 
Thrushes and Allies - Lijsters - Turdidae (Passeriformes)
Eurasian Blackbird
Turdus merula
NL: Merel
Long ago in the Netherlands
Also known as common blackbird
 
Wagtails and Pipits - Kwikstaarten en Piepers - Motacillidae (Passeriformes)
Gray Wagtail
Motacilla cinerea
NL: Grote Gele Kwikstaart
November 30, 2014 at the Isar near Neufahrn, Germany
White Wagtail
Motacilla alba
NL: Witte Kwikstaart
May 29, 2012 in Tallinn, Estonia
Water Pipit
Anthus spinoletta
NL: Waterpieper
July 23, 2013 in the Bernese Alps, Valais, Switzerland
 
Siskins, Crossbills and Allies - Vinkachtigen - Fringillidae (Passeriformes)
Common Chaffinch
Fringilla coelebs
NL: Vink
March 27, 2012 in Interlaken, Switzerland
Eurasian Bullfinch
Pyrrhula pyrrhula
NL: Goudvink
March 26, 2012 at Hasliberg, Switzerland
 
Old World Sparrows - Mussen - Passeridae (Passeriformes)
House Sparrow
Passer domesticus
NL: Huismus
Long ago in the Netherlands

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