Support as a BirdLife Malta member does not only help to protect the habitats and wildlife of our special islands, it also provides a community of like-minded people and comes with a number of benefits!
Malta’s spectacular coasts, cliffs, and garrigue are home to an astonishing variety of wildlife, and are a stopover for a number of migrating species. But much of Malta’s natural environment is under threat from development, habitat degradation and pollution which have all taken their toll. To top it off, these threats have prevented us from having the chance to explore and enjoy Malta’s natural beauty – even when it is right on our doorstep.
A membership with BirdLife Malta can help to protect our natural spaces, offer a sense of escape from our hectic lives and also helps you become part of a community of people with similar interests. There are a number of ways your membership and support can benefit our natural environment but also benefit you!
Visit a tranquil natural space, or maybe four!
Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of one of our four nature reserves: Għadira, Simar, Foresta 2000 or Salina. Spend an hour or two strolling through fragrant Pine trees searching for an elusive chameleon or admiring an elegant egret. From woodlands to wetlands, salt pans to reed beds, our nature reserves can provide you with an unforgettable experience and an escape from the hustle and bustle.
Enjoy an exclusive Members’ Day
Have you ever wanted to connect with like-minded people or wondered what goes on at our reserves? Throughout the year we host four days when we open our reserves exclusively to members! We start the event with informative and interesting talks about wildlife, the work of BirdLife Malta or the natural spots around the island. Then you will be involved in exciting activities led by field specialists before finishing with some nibbles and refreshments. This is a chance to be a part of the BirdLife Malta community by meeting your fellow members, create friendships, and learn all about nature!
We also run exclusive days for our younger members! Young nature explorers can get closer to wildlife, have fun whilst learning about natural spaces and make new friends by joining our Klabb Ħuttaf events. These events run six times a year and offer exciting activities led by our talented education team – even the adults can join in! Keep an eye out for the next Members’ Day in our newsletter or contact [email protected].
All our membership packages offer exclusive members’ magazines. For our adult members, the Bird’s Eye View is packed with interesting facts about the wildlife of the Maltese Islands, beautiful nature walks, and cutting-edge research that is happening in Malta right now! Whilst for young naturalists, Il-Ħuttafa magazine includes exciting activities, wildlife facts and a vibrant species poster.
What’s more, each member will receive updates from our monthly newsletter that will keep you up-to-date with the work of BirdLife Malta, our upcoming and past events, as well as all the species to be seen that month!
We want you to have your say! By voting in our Annual General Meeting (AGM) you can have your say about the future of BirdLife Malta and the work that we do. But have you ever thought about becoming a member of the Council and leaving your mark on BirdLife Malta? As a member you can run as candidate to be a Council representative in the biannual election. Drop us a line at [email protected] for any information about the Council or the AGM. To see our current Council members, click here.
Spread the word
We believe in bringing people closer to nature and expanding our vibrant community. That’s why we need you to show your passion for wildlife and encourage others to do so by getting involved! Bring a friend to our exclusive Members’ Day and receive a special gift if they sign up as a member, or simply bring someone new to one of our events for them to share experiences of escaping in nature. Stuck for a gift idea? Our memberships are the perfect present for loved ones and to make memories in nature together.
Thinking of something simpler? Once you have got lost in our members’ magazine, why not pass it on to a friend for them to learn about the wonderful wildlife we have here in Malta? If you’re social media savvy, tag us in photos of your explorations, retweet our posts about your favourite species, or share our events on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Got a question?
Are you wondering why chameleons change their colour? Want to know how many Yelkouan Shearwaters breed in Malta? Are you curious about the best birdwatching spots in Malta? Contact us via the phone, at [email protected], on Facebook or pop in to see us at our office, and our team of experts will aim to answer any questions you may have!
The importance of your membership
We aim to make your membership as valuable and as exciting as possible, so you can take full advantage of everything it has to offer. But by simply supporting us through your kind contribution, you are making a huge difference by enabling us to continue to protect and enhance the natural spaces and wildlife of the Maltese Islands.
Your membership enables us to conserve and protect our reserves and nature, educate children and adults alike about the wonders of nature through our educational programmes, inspire people to care about their natural environment and wildlife, campaign for better protection for nature, and to conduct research that helps us create a more sustainable future!
We couldn’t do it without you and we want to say how appreciative we are of your support – thank you!
We hope this has inspired you to use your membership to the maximum, and to understand how valuable your membership is to us. But if you have any queries or questions, do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].
Not a member yet? Join us today and be a part of the BirdLife Malta community, help us to protect and conserve our environment for nature and people! Purchase a membership here.
By Casey-Jo Zammit, BirdLife Malta Fundraising Assistant