Featured birding site
The Fanel and Chablais de Cudrefin is perhaps the best bird watching area in Switzerland. Is an Important Bird Area (IBA) and part of the Ramsar Wetlands Convention. More than 300 different species have been observed here, including notable breeding birds like Little Bittern, Savi's Warbler or Bearded Reedling, but also numerous migrants and vagrants.
Located at the northern end of Lake Neuchâtel, Fanel and Chablais de Cudrefin are part of the Grand Cariçaie, the largest contiguous wetland in Switzerland. The dominant habitats are reedbeds and alluvial forests, there are also various flat ponds and two large artificial breeding islands. At the entrance of the area is the BirdLife Nature Centre La Sauge, which offers an exhibition about the area and some ponds and observation hides, where w .....Read More
Tools to create interactive maps are live!
We are delighted to announce that tools for creating interactive maps of birding sites are now live and can be used by everyone. Observation points, trails, facilities and much more can be added to the site maps and provided with detailed descriptions. Everyone is invited to create, complete or correct descriptions and maps of birding sites.
Sign up to Orniverse, start exploring the tools to describe your favorite birding sites and present them to the global birdwatching community! Here is an example of what a site description and interactive map could look like.
Watch this video to learn how the maps and the site descriptions can be created.
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