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    Radio-tracking Yelkouan Shearwaters

    Light pollution is known to negatively affect nocturnal seabirds. They are vulnerable to predation and therefore only visit their nests in the darkest periods of the night when predators can’t see them. Edward Jenkins, LIFE Arċipelagu Garnija Project Warden, explains how radio-tracking works to help measuring the impact of light pollution.   Artificial light near the colonies…
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    Action for Nature: BirdLife Malta host international scout exchange

    On the 23rd March, BirdLife Malta welcomed the arrival of a scout group from the Hungarian YMCA to take part in an international exchange with the Tarxien Scout Troup as part of the Action for Nature initiative. Over the five-day exchange, the group of scouts took part in a number of activities at Foresta 2000…
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  • Black-winged Stilts

    New records for breeding birds at BirdLife Malta nature reserves

    BirdLife Malta is celebrating a record-breaking number of breeding Black-winged Stilts (Fras-servjent) at Għadira Nature Reserve, since the first signs of courtship behaviour and nest building were observed in 2008. This is a flagship species for Malta with breeding exclusively recorded at BirdLife Malta’s nature reserves. This year, Għadira Nature Reserve saw three pairs of…
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  • 5. Ben Metzger and Nick Piludu preparing to ring Carmel (Photo by HSBC Malta)

    Shearwater chicks hand-reared for the first time

    BirdLife Malta has successfully reared two Yelkouan Shearwater (Garnija) chicks that were found astray from their nests. Earlier this week the oldest one was released in a nest box in a secure location at one of the Yelkouan Shearwater colonies at Irdum tal-Madonna. Both Yelkouan Shearwaters had been rescued by boatmen in two separate occasions…
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