Malta Migration

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Malta Migration

Postby Jabberwocky » Sun Apr 06, 2014 9:57 am

A few days in Malta at the beginning of the migration period & we were a little disappointed to only see 60 species; a little early perhaps being mid March. That said, circa 30 were year ticks. Hightlights being Wryneck, Hoopoe & on our last day Marsh Harrier and Black-Winged Stilt. Species list by common name only:
In total 60 species were positively identified during the week:

Little Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Cory's (Scopoli's) Shearwater
Yelkouan Shearwater
Little Egret
Purple Heron
Marsh Harrier
Common Coot
Black-winged Stilt
Little Ringed Plover
Common Snipe
Green Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Mediterranean Gull
Black-headed Gull
Audouin's Gull
Yellow Legged Gull
Sandwich Tern
Whiskered Tern
Rock Dove
Collared Dove
Turtle Dove
Sky Lark
Sand Martin
Barn Swallow
Red-rumped Swallow
House Martin
Tree Pipit
Meadow Pipit
Yellow Wagtail
White Wagtail
Black Redstart
Common Redstart
Common Stonechat
Northern Wheatear
Blue Rock Thrush
Cetti's Warbler
Zitting Cisticola
Icterine Warbler
Garden Warbler
Subalpine Warbler
Sardinian Warbler
Wood Warbler
Common Chiffchaff
Willow Warbler
Pied Flycatcher
Common Starling
Spanish Sparrow
Tree Sparrow

Check out Chris Packham's visit to Malta blog starting 21 April in a campaign against Maltese hunting. Join the fight! This is a brilliant island & Birdlife Malta need our support.

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