Bird trapping in Spain
Bird-trapping has long been considered a tradition in the east and south of Spain. In the regions of Valencia and Catalonia, thrushes and other songbirds are caught with limesticks in huge trapping facilities, further south - especially in Andalusia - the bird-trappers use clap nets like those found in Malta and Sicily. The birds caught with limesticks are killed and eaten without exception. The finches caught with nets, either end up caged and kept as aviary birds of so called "bird-lovers" or as meat side along with Paella.
With our bird protection camps, the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) has been working against poaching in Spain since 2011.
Bird trapping with limesticks
In Valencia and Catalonia the catching of songbirds with limesticks is an old tradition. Huge trapping grounds still dominate the landscape here today.
Bird trapping with nets
Spanish poachers use clap nets to catch linnets and goldfinches. The trapping sites are found mostly along the east coast to Andalusia.