Conservation Projects

In its short history BirdPark Malta has had a very positive impact on conservation. Several species of wild birds have been breeding within the confines of the park. Moorhen, which breed in small numbers in other reserves and which started breeding in Malta only recently, breed in very large numbers at the bird park. Coot, Black Winged Stilt, Great Reed Warbler, Little Bittern, Little Egrets and Little Crake have all bred for the first time in the Maltese Islands in the park. This is acknowledged in the most authoritative book A Complete Guide to the Birds of Malta, written by local journalist Dr Natalino Fenech and published last year. In addition to these, rare local breeding birds such as Reed Warbler, Spotted Flycatcher and Cetti’s Warblers also breed within the grounds of the park. Sardinian Warblers are very common breeding birds all around the park.

This proves that many species of birds can breed in Malta when given the chance. However, to continue this conservation success it is vital that local authorities give the park and its boundaries a nature reserve status in order to protect birds and surrounding flora from being disturbed by human encroachment.