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Due to its prime location in the Mediterranean and being located along one of the main European-African migratory flyways, Malta has an impressive list of bird species recorded on the islands. To date there have been 384 species recorded in Malta. Of these, 21 are regular breeders (with another 17 breeding very rarely or erratically) and a further 170 which are recorded regularly during migration periods. The remaining species are rare visitors, with many only represented in the list as single, or a handful, of records.
Download the full species list of the birds of the Maltese islands.