The birds featured on this year’s Swiss EUROPA stamps could hardly be more different. Firstly, there’s the undisputed star among Swiss native birds, the golden eagle, with its wingspan of over two metres; and secondly, a less well-known migrant, the sanderling. Its home is the Arctic tundra, but it can be spotted at Swiss lakes between April and June on its way to warmer climes. More information on this unlikely pair can be found at vogelwarte. ch/golden-eagle and vogelwarte.ch/sanderling. The (temporary) distribution areas of the two birds are printed in a metallic colour on the stamps. Anyone who would like to listen to the birds’ twitters can use the CEE App to scan the EUROPA stamps available in various participating countries this year.