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Where to see Bearded Vultures in Switzerland

The Bearded Vulture is the biggest bird in Switzerland. Its wingspan is up to 280cm, or even 290cm or 300cm depending on the information source. The Bearded Vulture is also unique for its behavior. Like other vultures, it is a scavenger, but it is the only bird in the world to feed on bones. 

In Switzerland, seeing a wild Bearded Vulture is always a privilege. There were only between 9 and 15 couples nesting in Switzlerand in 2016. Also, because its territory is up to 500 square kilometers, it is quite hard to spot even though you go to the right place. Today, 3 Swiss cantons have Bearded Vultures:

  • Vaud.

  • Valais.

  • Graubünden.

If you would like to discover one of these beautiful natural areas with one of our guides, you can contact us any time. We would be happy to bring you closer to these incredible birds.

For more information about Bearded Vultures in Switzerland, feel free to visit this page.

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