Extending our impacts
20 Jan 2016
Having been running for over a year, Spot a Sparrow has been steadily gathering steam. Members of the public have submitted over 160 sparrow roost reports from across the Maltese islands. So now it’s time to put this data to use and extend the project’s impacts. A key outcome of Spot a Sparrow is the…
For the love of Trees
18 Nov 2015
In 2010, the excessive pruning of the trees in Valletta’s Great Siege Square caused great controversy1. This is the main site in the Maltese islands for wintering White Wagtails, having provided shelter for thousands of birds for over 40 years. Actions such as this may have lasting impacts on the birds’ chances for survival as…
Spot a Sparrow – It’s not all about Sparrows!
15 Oct 2015
Considering the name, you’d be forgiven for thinking that Spot a Sparrow is all about sparrows, but there’s actually a lot more to it! Yes, we think that Spanish Sparrows (Għasfur tal-bejt) are an underappreciated and beautiful little bird, and we’d love you to love them too. But in Malta, where the national bird…
Photo Competition Results!
11 Sep 2015
September is upon us, marking the end of our sparrow photo competition! We enjoyed having our days brightened by your wonderful photos throughout the summer, receiving submissions from throughout Malta, and even beyond! Unfortunately, although the quality was fantastic, the number of entries was lower than anticipated. For this reason, we decided to revise the…
Sparrow Photo Competition
25 May 2015
We’re holding a Sparrow photo competition! Get your cameras ready and keep an eye out for Sparrows in Malta this summer to be in with a chance of winning some fantastic prizes! Here’s everything you need to know… Who can enter? The contest has two categories; adults, and under-12s. There will be a winner and…