Lying in the centre of the Mediterranean, Malta is a natural staging post for migrant birds crossing from Africa to Europe in spring and vice versa in autumn.
As in other countries, birds have attracted man’s attention for a long time and this book documents it all by showing images of birds in pre-history, in art, stamps, coins, antique embroidery and so forth. It also speaks about birds in all aspects of Maltese culture, from folklore to language. Indeed, this book is an almanac and speaks about everything related to birds in Malta.
It is also a photographic record of many of the birds that regularly visit the islands and features ones that are rare or have been recorded a handful of times. It also contains several unpublished records of new species of birds that have not been recorded before.