Der Ornithologische Beobachter is the journal of Ala, the Swiss Society for the Study and Protection of Birds.
Since 1902, the journal has published scientific articles on all aspects of ornithology and bird conservation. Authors are from the German speaking countries Switzerland, Germany and Austria. Articles typically have an English abstract and English figure and table legends, since about 1996.
Articles from the current year and the year before can only be accessed by members of the society, all other ones can be accessed free of charge.