Homepage > Events > Park Nightlife - An Evening With The Shearwaters

The appointment will be at 5:00pm for a brief walk to the nearby cliffs until sunset to look out for orchids and Blue Rock Thrushes and then it will start with a brief lecture by researcher Dr Benjamin Metzger at the centre at 6:00pm.

After the lecture the participant can carpool for a site visit after dark and will walk to the northern cliffs as wait and listen out for some very special resident birds to return to their colony along the cliffs in the dark. The mysterious seabird in question is the Yelkouan Shearwater (MT: Garnija): with approximately 10% of the global population breeding in the Maltese Islands, the participant are indeed lucky (and proud) to have the park act as one of their chosen spots for breeding!

The event will be led by BirdLife (Malta) Head of Research Dr. Benjamin Metzger who is actively researching seabirds in Malta as part of the EU Life+ Malta Seabird Project. With this project and in collaboration with MSDEC, SPEA and the RSPB, BirdLife Malta aims to create an inventory of marine Important Bird Areas in Maltese waters.

Rugged shoes, warm clothes and a torch with a red filter are recommended.

Note: Visitors to the park are to take care of their own safety and that of any accompanying children and the park cannot be held responsible for any injuries or loss of property.

For booking: walks@majjistral.org  (This event is by booking only as places are limited - details will be sent upon booking).

For more details, check out the website link: http://www.birdlifemalta.org/Content/LIFEPROJECTS/maltaseabirdproject/1115/#.UtL3srSjfoN

and the Facebook links:

https://www.facebook.com/events/348492188670643/

https://www.facebook.com/LifeSeabirdMaltaProject

Price: Free - Donation is suggested.

When attending this event kindly say that you saw it mentioned on www.maltababyandkids.com

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