Malta: Autumn Migration 2012

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A personal recollection of the 2012 Raptorcamp. Please note that there is no audio so some context is missing

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Malta: Autumn Migration 2012

  1. 1. Malta: Autumn Migration 2012 #RaptorcampWith huge thanks to Birdlife Malta, forboth organising raptor camp and the work they do
  2. 2. A total of 48 countries were found to be connected to Malta by ring recoveries 36 European countries 12 African countriesFrom: Raine A (2007) The international impact ofhunting and trapping in the Maltese islands
  3. 3. Quail and TurtleDove are bothlegally hunted
  4. 4. According to the • 12,000 huntersFKNK* • 4000 trappers • 160 sqkm land allowable for hunting and trapping – 100 hunters / trappers per square kilometre*http://www.huntinginmalta.org.mt/index.pl/traditional_hunting_practices
  5. 5. Reality Check for BirdersIn a 14 day period in September, Birdlife Maltavolunteers attending Raptorcamp 2012 were witnessto:• 227 incidents of hunting outside of specified allowable hunting times• 76 incidents of hunters shooting at protected species• 135 incidents of illegal bird lures being used• 70+ birds were witnessed in flight with injuries. – 29 Marsh Harriers were seen with injuries – 13 Honey Buzzards were seen with injuries
  6. 6. Courtesy of Joe Cockram
  7. 7. • Avocet • Ringtail Harrier - • Quail• Hoopoe Probable Montagues• Black Tern• Great Skua • Eleonoras Falcon • Kittiwake• Turtle Dove • White-winged Black • Rock Thrush• Turtle Dove Tern • Blackbird• Corn Bunting • Little Bittern • Blackbird• Lesser Kestrel • Sandwich Tern • Red-footed Falcon• European Storm • Spanish Sparrow • Caspian Tern Petrel • Cuckoo • Marsh Harrier• Little Tern • Kingfisher • Bee-eater• Spotted Crake • Velvet Scoter • Bee-eater• Harrier (probable • Dotterel • Spanish Sparrow Pallid) • Yellow-legged Gull • Honey Buzzard• Marsh Harrier • Northern Shoveller • Whinchat • Kestrel
  8. 8. Visithttp://www.birdlifemalta.org/

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