Bird trapping on Malta

Bird trapping on Malta

A tradition in transition

Illegally caught Goldfinches and LinnetsIllegally caught Goldfinches and LinnetsBird trapping is a form of national hobby on Malta and Gozo. In contrast to most of the other trapping areas in the Mediterranean however, the song birds caught do not end up in the pot but are kept as cage birds in dark garages of supposed ‘bird lovers’.