About the book
Amongst bird-watchers throughout Europe the Maltese islands are notorious for only one thing-the widespread killing and trapping of protected bird species. While this reputation is deserved, it is also a great shame as the island holds so much potential for bird watching and conservation.
The opening chapters give the reader an over view of the situation regarding conservation and ornithology in the Maltese islands. The second half of the book provides detailed species accounts and photographs of 130 of the species encountered, including all resident breeders and common visitors
I think less experienced birdwatchers and natural historians visiting Malta on holiday will not only find it very useful, but will enjoy it….For every species there is a section on identification and another on similar species, but there are also sections on habitat and conservation status. I like this. There are also introductory chapters on the islands of Malta, the habitats, the avifauna, top birding locations, conservation in Malta, and hunting and trapping in Malta.
Ken Shaw Scottish Birds vol32(3) Sept 2012