Bird trapping on Malta - the affected species

Bird trapping on Malta

The affected species

Short-toed Larks (Calandrella brachydactyla) confiscated from a trapperShort-toed Larks (Calandrella brachydactyla) confiscated from a trapperAlthough song bird trapping has been forbidden since 1 January 2008 on Malta there are still hundreds of active trapping sites across the islands. In the past the trappers’ targets were mainly finches - permitted until 2008. In the meantime they have specialised in rarer prey.