Il-Ħuttafa is a new radio series by BirdLife Malta which is aired weekly on RTK every Saturday at 8.30am.

‘Il-Ħuttafa’ (Barn Swallow in Maltese) is the name of BirdLife Malta’s junior magazine. Now it has literally gone on air, through this weekly radio programme based on the magazine’s articles.

Over the last scholastic year, field-teacher Jason Aloisio worked with teacher Kathleen Galea and a team of students from St. Nicholas College, Rabat Secondary School to produce 13 programmes packed with information and news about nature and the environment. The 30 minute programme has been on air since the beginning of October 2017 with the first episode aired on Saturday 7th October. The programmes produced by Jason Aloisio are presented by Kathleen Galea and Daniel Buhagiar.

All the programmes aired to date in the series are uploaded further down.

Click on the video below to watch the promo prepared for the first episode in the series. You can also click here to listen to RTK live and here to access the radio’s ongoing autumn schedule.


Il-Ħuttafa magazine

‘Il-Ħuttafa’ is BirdLife Malta’s bimonthly junior magazine, edited by Victor Falzon, who also takes care of its design and artwork. Each full-colour issue is packed with news and information about nature and wildlife, fun facts and activities to get the readers excited about wildlife. The first issue was published in 1994 and over the years the magazine has increased in popularity with both the junior members and their parents. The magazine is sent out to all our young members. In order to become a member visit our membership section here.