Books

From time to time, BirdLife Malta publishes new works focusing on wildlife conservation. This section details such publications, giving a synopsis of the book, information on the authors, and purchasing details. Here one can also find information on publications issued by third parties the subject matter of which is related to BirdLife's conservation work.

If you would like a copy of any of the following books, please contact office@birdlifemalta.org and we would be happy to assist you.  Alternatively, copies of each book are available at our reserves during autumn, winter and spring.

 

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 The first in a new series of books by Langford Press:  Birds and Men.

 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. More information on this publication can be found here.

 

bbb

A highly illustrated compendium of the life-histories of the breeding birds of Malta,  including all studies and findings carried out on the regular breeding species since the Society's inception in 1962, as well as all former historical accounts. Highly  recommended for ornithologists and those with lay interest in birds. More information on this publication can be found here.

 

BBA

The first-ever comprehensive atlas of Maltese breeding birds. Scientific but reader-friendly at the same time, the atlas presents 32 species of birds, each of which is given a full 2-page spread. A short discussion chapter analyses the breeding bird situation.  More information on this publication can be found here

 

Rare Birds Yearbook 2008

The Rare Birds Yearbook 2008 details the 189 rarest birds, those categorised as Critically Endangered on a global scale, some indeed so rare that they haven’t been seen for years and it is uncertain if they may still be out there. More information on this publication can be found here.

 



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Our latest publication is Nature in Gozo, a BirdLife Malta book detailing the flora and fauna of Gozo and featuring a plethora of colour photographs. More information on this publication can be found here.

 

 

Climatic Atlas coverBirdLife International, together with RSPB and Durham University, has published an international scientific publication on the effects of climate change on birds. This ground-breaking study predicts a hazy future for Europe's birds. More information on this publication can be found here.

 

 

ChecklistA comprehensive list of all 381 species of birds recorded in the Maltese Islands, with names in English, Maltese and scientific names. The booklet contains a number of line illustrations.  More information on this publication can be found here.   

 

Bil-BejtaThe book covers 22 species of birds that breed in the Maltese Islands, with photograph and details of habits, status, habitat, clutch size etc of every species. The book is illustrated throughout with photography, and also includes a painting. More information on this publication can be found here

 

Ghasafar madwarnaThe target audience of this book is children with a budding interest in birds and who wish to take up birdwatching. It contains colour illustrations and information of 100 species of birds in Malta, plus a ticklist at the back for personal record.  More information on this publication can be found here

 

 

Wildlife of MaltaThis is the English translation of the landmark publication Flora u Fawna ta' Malta (EPD, 1995). The book describes close to 1000 species of plants and animals, each illustrated in colour by three artists. Apart from the colour plates, the text is further illustrated by hundreds of line drawings.  More information on this publication can be found here.

 

 

L-Ghasafar ta' MaltaThis book is written by the foremost ornithologist in the country. It describes over 360 species of bird that occurs in Malta, with details of habits, habitat, migration, breeding etc. This book is a special soft-cover edition of the Kullana Kulturali series.   More information on this publication can be found here

 

Where to watch birdsThis book gives details of the ten best birding sites for birding in Malta. It also lists other wildlife - especially flora, one of the author's special fields of interest - that occurs at these same sites over the different seasons. Each site is accompanied by a map of the area and guides on reaching the site. More information on this publication can be found here.    

 

Red towerA handy booklet replete with colour photography about the two title topics: the military structure of St Agatha Tower that dominates Marfa Ridge; and the biodiversity of the nearby Foresta 2000 re-afforestation project. More information on this publication can be found here

 

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