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Interlaken/Thun, Bern, Berner Oberland
I have been birding for many years. The Berner Oberland is a great choice for birding. With lakes, forest and moutains you will have a excellent chance to find some very interesting birds. And of course a stunning view of the Alps. If I have time i like to go birding with birdwatcher from around the globe. Otherwise I will give you an idea where you could find the birds.
German, English, French
I grew up in the Bernese Oberland and know the area very well. The Bernese Oberland is characterised by mountains, lakes and forests. Many typical alpine birds can be found in the area, such as the Bearded Vulture, Three-toed Woodpecker, Alpine Accentor, Ring Ouzel, Wallcreeper, Citril Finch, Snow Finch and many more.
the Bearded Vulture, Three-toed Woodpecker, Alpine Accentor, Ring Ouzel, Wallcreeper, Citril Finch
In Jura, we can find species such as: Hobby, Peregrine Falcon, Kestrel and Eurasian Eagle-owl. Our region have big forest and agriculture. A very nice region is Franches-Montagnes, where we can go horse riding
and watch Hazel Grouse. During migration in Ajoie, you have chance to see White Stork and Northern Lapwing.
French, English, German, some Italian, some Spanish
Since I was a child I am fascinated by birds and animals in particular. I will enjoy going bird watching with you. In my spare time I like reading a good book or watch a good movie. But my passion is really drawing, there is not really a moment, when I am not scribbling something on paper. In the meantime I work as a teacher and used to lecure at university. I love travelling and exploring cities on my own, preferably with no plan and no destination...
Nordwestschweiz, Süddeutschland und Elsass (Southern Germany and Alsace)
The Petite Camargue Alsacienne
The Rhine Island Reserve
Flachsee River Reserve
The meadows of Münchenstein/Muttenz
The Blauen Region
Castle of Landskron
Alpine and common Swift
Lesser, Middle and Great Spotted Woodpecker
Eurasian Green Woodpecker
Eurasian and little Bittern
Black-crowned Night Heron
Nature: birdwatching, amphibians, reptiles, mammals and insects, photography, hiking.
Travel: train, bus, long walk, packpack.
Visit: tourist site, museum, restaurant, club, outdoors, nature spot, beach, lake, architecture, shop, antique.
Attend: concert, dance show, theatre, live music, sports event, auction, antique, convention.
Participate: night life, party, dance, club, bar, rock, classical, swing, wine, beer, social games.
Berne, Basel, Solothurn
Deutsch, English, French, Spanish (poco)
Valuable hints or guiding to various birdwatching or lesser known scenic areas in Switzerland (Lake Neuchatel, Lake Klingnau, Flachsee River Reserve, Alps, Jura mountains and so on). Born 1980, tolerant and cosmopolitan. Profession geologist with big interests in travelling, hiking, wildlife and botany.
German, Italian, French, English
In addition to the largest and most numerous moorlands in Switzerland, the biosphere reserve Entlebuch with the karst area of the Schratteflue has gained international importance. This unique natural and cultural landscape contributes to the quality of life of the locals and is a relaxing experience for tourists from all over the world.