|Yelkouan Shearwater Puffinus yelkouan ©Frank Dhermain|
Number of bird species: 378
Blue Rock Thrush Monticola solitarius
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The Yelkouan Shearwater ProjectWebsite
The Yelkouan Shearwater Project is a partnership of organisations, part-funded by EU LIFE, which will give Yelkouan Shearwaters Puffinus yelkouan in Malta a bright future. The Maltese islands are very important for these seabirds. An estimated 1,500 pairs are known to breed here, which equals approximately 10% of the world’s Yelkouan Shearwater population. With the help of the EU LIFE Fund, a partnership of three conservation organisations and four government authorities are working together to reverse population declines and reduce future threats to the birds...
Malta presently has 2 sites designated as Wetlands of International Importance, with a surface area of 16 hectares.
1999 - Justin VassalloReport
My name is Justin Vassallo, a very active volunteer within Birdlife Malta. Since last year I, within BirdLife of course, have initiated a new campaign aimed particularly at protecting the migrating birds. This consists of welcoming birdwatchers from abroad during peak migration season...
2003 [April] - Saul CowenReport
Normally I would`ve been fairly excited to visit the Med in April as it would provide me with opportunities with connecting with a lot of migrants as well as the residents. However as Malta has a reputation for being the centre of the annual slaughter of European migrant birds, I wasn`t sure whether it would be worth my while even taking my bins...
Local birders willing to show visiting birders around their area...
Birding in MaltaWebsite
Birding in Malta, is a very informative website, designed to help both the locals and the foreigners to learn more about the Birds of Malta and lead them to understand that in Malta, a wide variety of Birds can be seen, especially during migration...
Birding in MaltaWebsite
The Maltese Islands are mostly ideal for the birdwatchers that are visiting the islands with their families. This is because the islands being quite small, anyone can spend a few hours of birdwatching in sites that are reached in a few minutes. One major drawback though, is the amount of bird hunters and trappers found scattered around the islands, especially during the migration period. It is therefore advisory for visiting birders to make a contact beforehand with the local birdwatchers. Safe and relaxing birdwatching will be guaranteed.
Birds & Hunting in MaltaWebsite
Malta has one of the world`s highest number of hunters per capita, who shoot and kill any bird that flies. The skies over Malta and the surrounding sea are devoid of birds. Each year, 3 million birds are shot or trapped on Malta while migrating between Africa and Europe in the spring and autumn, leading to a gradual decline of these beloved European birds that traditionally seek refuge in Malta.
Birds of MaltaWebsite
The following is the species checklist of the birds recorded in Malta. All species listed are officially accepted. The status is also given. The species, the sequence and the scientific nomenclature all follow those adopted for the new Concise Edition of the Birds of the Western Palearctic. English names are those adopted by British Birds in 1993.
Malta Tourist ActionWebsite
Birds and hunting... a way to protest against the slaughter of birds in Malta...
Malta's National BirdWebsite
Malta's national bird is the Blue Rock-Thrush...
Nature Trust MaltaWebsite
Nature Trust (Malta) was officially launched by His Excellency the President of the Republic on Friday 8 January 1999 following the merger between the Society for the Study and Conservation of Nature (SSCN) founded 1962, Arbor founded 1983 and Verde founded 1997 and later in 2001 -Marine Life Care Group (MLCG)...
RSPB Support for CampaignWebsite
Malta has more than 12,500 hunters and 3,500 trappers within a population of less than 400,000. Around 2-3 million birds are shot or trapped each year...
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