Fauna: The sparrow is the most observed bird in the canton of Fribourg… and in Switzerland

Fauna: The sparrow is the most observed bird in the canton of Fribourg… and in Switzerland
Fauna: The sparrow is the most observed bird in the canton of Fribourg… and in Switzerland

The participatory action “Birds of our gardens”, organized by BirdLife, allowed the population to count birds from their homes. In total, 142,000 birds were counted between last Wednesday and Sunday.

On average, 7.9 house sparrows were seen per observation zone in the canton of Fribourg. © BirdLife Switzerland

On average, 7.9 house sparrows were seen per observation zone in the canton of Fribourg. © BirdLife Switzerland

The house sparrow is the most common bird in Switzerland. At least, it is the one that was most observed during the major participatory action “Birds of our gardens” organized by the BirdLife association between last Wednesday and Sunday. In total, more than 7,200 residents examined their gardens or surroundings of their homes to count 142,581 birds. In the canton of Fribourg, 270 participants identified 6795 birds.

In the canton, the most observed birds were therefore house sparrows (present in 89% of gardens), then carrion crows (82.7%) and common starlings (45.6%). At the national level, sparrows and crows are also at the top of the ranking, followed by black swifts. These data, which should be “interpreted with caution”, according to the BirdLife press release, show a regularity in the number of birds observed. However, certain species, such as the gray flycatcher or the white-fronted redstart, were widely observed in the past and are now almost absent from surveys.

-

-

PREV In Bonneville, prison officers pay tribute to their colleagues who died in the van attack
NEXT Geneva: too much violence against public services