Stork Station Möhlin
The Möhlin Nature and Bird Conservation Society founded the stork station in 1970 to reintroduce the white stork, as it had become extinct in Switzerland in the meantime. Today, the storks can be visited and observed at the stork station in Möhlin.
Möhlin: The ideal place for storks.
Möhlin is known far beyond the borders of the country, not least because of its stork station. Storks are said to have been here as early as the Middle Ages. The Möhlinbach stream and the irrigation agriculture it made possible on the alluvial plain between the village and the Rhine provided the storks with a perfect refuge with its canals, ditches and extensive natural meadows.
Visit to the stork station.
The Möhlin Nature and Bird Conservation Society founded the stork station in 1970 to reintroduce the white stork, which had become extinct in Switzerland in the meantime. Today, thanks to many conservation efforts, the population has fortunately recovered. For its 50th anniversary, the Möhlin stork station has just been completely renovated. Larger, more attractive aviaries allow the native birds to appear in a near-natural environment. A team of volunteers led by Bruno Gardelli (formerly of Basel Zoo) takes excellent care of the facility. Thanks to many donations, the station can be maintained professionally and representatively.
Live-Cam Storchenstation Möhlin
A sanctuary for all kinds of birds.
Because the facility is also a cantonal wild bird care station, there is even more to see than Master Adebar, such as his recent relative, the black stork. Special mention should also be made of the various native species of owls and birds of prey. Accidental or sick birds are now kept in a quiet, protected area until they are released.
Good to know
In future, the station is to develop more and more into an information centre for nature concerns. School classes, clubs and families with children are frequent and welcome guests.
The stork station is open around the clock.
Admission is free. Donations are very much appreciated.