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Face value | Family number | English name | Scientific name
1966.01   21.02.1966   Publicity issue   3v set   
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
10c     88     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     

1968.01   28.11.1968   Pro Juventute      
Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus Eurasian Bullfinch Pyrrhula pyrrhula Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator Common Firecrest Regulus ignicapilla
10c     14     Western Capercaillie    Tetrao urogallus     
20c     232     Eurasian Bullfinch    Pyrrhula pyrrhula     
30c     157     Woodchat Shrike    Lanius senator     
50c     207     Common Firecrest    Regulus ignicapilla     

1968.02   28.11.1968   Pro Juventute   Booklet   1968.01
10c     14     Western Capercaillie    Tetrao urogallus     
20c     232     Eurasian Bullfinch    Pyrrhula pyrrhula     
30c     157     Woodchat Shrike    Lanius senator     

1969.01   01.12.1969   Pro Juventute      
European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis Eurasian Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria Eurasian Jay Garrulus glandarius
10c     232     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     
20c     159     Eurasian Golden Oriole    Oriolus oriolus     
30c     213     Wallcreeper    Tichodroma muraria     
50c     163     Eurasian Jay    Garrulus glandarius     

1969.02   01.12.1969   Pro Juventute   Booklet   1969.01
10c     232     European Goldfinch    Carduelis carduelis     
20c     159     Eurasian Golden Oriole    Oriolus oriolus     
30c     213     Wallcreeper    Tichodroma muraria     

1970.01   01.12.1970   Pro Juventute      
Eurasian Blue Tit Cyanistes caeruleus Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
10c     179     Eurasian Blue Tit    Cyanistes caeruleus     
20c     92     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     
30c     104     Great Spotted Woodpecker    Dendrocopos major     
50c     21     Great Crested Grebe    Podiceps cristatus     

1970.02   01.12.1970   Pro Juventute   Booklet   1970.01
10c     179     Eurasian Blue Tit    Cyanistes caeruleus     
20c     92     Eurasian Hoopoe    Upupa epops     
30c     104     Great Spotted Woodpecker    Dendrocopos major     

1971.01   01.12.1971   Pro Juventute      
Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus Bluethroat Luscinia svecica Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus Mallard Anas platyrhynchos
10c     219     Common Redstart    Phoenicurus phoenicurus     
20c     219     Bluethroat    Luscinia svecica     
30c     105     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     
40c     9     Mallard    Anas platyrhynchos     

1971.02   01.12.1971   Pro Juventute   Booklet   1971.01
10c     219     Common Redstart    Phoenicurus phoenicurus     
20c     219     Bluethroat    Luscinia svecica     
30c     105     Peregrine Falcon    Falco peregrinus     

1976.01   16.09.1976   Publicity issue   4v set   
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica
20c     185     Barn Swallow    Hirundo rustica     

1991.01   15.01.1991   Animals   12v set   
Western Barn Owl Tyto alba
80c     73     Western Barn Owl    Tyto alba     

1992.01   24.03.1992   Publicity issue   3v set   
Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
50c     65     Caspian Tern    Hydroprogne caspia     

1995.01   07.03.1995   Endangered animals   4v set   
Little Owl Athene noctua
1.20f     74     Little Owl    Athene noctua     

1995.02   28.11.1995   Pro Juventute   4v set   
Grey Wagtail Motacilla cinerea
80c     230     Grey Wagtail    Motacilla cinerea     

1997.01   20.11.1997   Pro Juventute   4v set   
Ruff Calidris pugnax
1.10f     63     Ruff    Calidris pugnax     

1998.01   25.11.1998   Pro Juventute   4v set   
Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
90c     21     Great Crested Grebe    Podiceps cristatus     

1998.02   25.11.1998   Pro Juventute   2v booklet   1998.01
90c     21     Great Crested Grebe    Podiceps cristatus     

2002.01   19.11.2002   Stamp day      
Common Kingfisher Alcedo atthis
70c     88     Common Kingfisher    Alcedo atthis     

2003.01   08.05.2003   Ticino 2003   2v sheet   
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
20c     37     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     

2005.01   10.05.2005   Felix the bunny   2v set   
Mute Swan Cygnus olor
100c     9     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     

2006.01   07.03.2006   Birds   sa   
Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
240c     72     Common Cuckoo    Cuculus canorus     

2007.01   06.09.2007   Birds   sa   
Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs Great Tit Parus major Wallcreeper Tichodroma muraria Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus
85c     232     Common Chaffinch    Fringilla coelebs     
100c     179     Great Tit    Parus major     
110c     213     Wallcreeper    Tichodroma muraria     
180c     74     Boreal Owl    Aegolius funereus     

2007.02   06.09.2007   Birds   Booklet, sa   2007.01
Common Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
85c     232     Common Chaffinch    Fringilla coelebs     

2007.03   06.09.2007   Birds   Booklet, sa   2007.01
Great Tit Parus major
100c     179     Great Tit    Parus major     

2008.01   08.05.2008   Birds   sa   
Grey-headed Woodpecker Picus canus Common Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
120c     104     Grey-headed Woodpecker    Picus canus     
130c     219     Common Rock Thrush    Monticola saxatilis     
220c     21     Great Crested Grebe    Podiceps cristatus     

2008.02   08.05.2008   Birds   Booklet, sa   2008.01
120c     104     Grey-headed Woodpecker    Picus canus     

2008.03   08.05.2008   Birds   Booklet, sa   2008.01
130c     219     Common Rock Thrush    Monticola saxatilis     

2008.04   08.05.2008   Birds   Booklet, sa   2008.01
220c     21     Great Crested Grebe    Podiceps cristatus     

2009.01   01.04.2009   Birds   sa   
Rock Partridge Alectoris graeca Red Kite Milvus milvus
140c     14     Rock Partridge    Alectoris graeca     
190c     37     Red Kite    Milvus milvus     

2009.02   01.04.2009   Birds   Booklet, sa   2009.01
140c     14     Rock Partridge    Alectoris graeca     

2009.03   01.04.2009   Birds   Booklet, sa   2009.01
190c     37     Red Kite    Milvus milvus     

2009.04   08.05.2009   Birds   Without A Priority, sa   2008.01
Common Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis
130c     219     Common Rock Thrush    Monticola saxatilis     

2009.05   08.05.2009   Birds   Booklet, sa   2009.04
130c     219     Common Rock Thrush    Monticola saxatilis     

2009.06   01.07.2009   Birds   Without A Priority, sa   2007.01
Boreal Owl Aegolius funereus
180c     74     Boreal Owl    Aegolius funereus     

2013.01   07.05.2013   Stork      
White Stork Ciconia ciconia
100c     24     White Stork    Ciconia ciconia     

2014.01   06.03.2014   Swiss national park   3v set   
Golden Eagle Aquila chrysaetos
100c     37     Golden Eagle    Aquila chrysaetos     

2014.02   04.09.2014   Birds      
Spotted Nutcracker Nucifraga caryocatactes
140c     163     Spotted Nutcracker    Nucifraga caryocatactes     

2016.01   12.05.2016   Nocturnal animals   4v set   
Tawny Owl Strix aluco
85c     74     Tawny Owl    Strix aluco     

2016.02   12.05.2016   Lake Constance   3v set   
Mute Swan Cygnus olor Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus
85c     9     Mute Swan    Cygnus olor     
85c     65     Black-headed Gull    Chroicocephalus ridibundus     

Switzerland map

Location: Central Europe
Population: 7.5 million
Climate: temperate, but varies with altitude
Terrain: mostly mountains (Alps in south, Jura in northwest) with a central plateau of rolling hills, plains, and large lakes

Birds: 397 species

Links:
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12.07.2017