Watch: Large flock of Night Herons visits Malta

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

BirdLife Malta stated that a huge flock of over 180 Night Herons rested at its Simar Nature Reserve yesterday and left at dusk. It added that this is the largest flock ever recorded inside one of its nature reserves.

In a statement, the organisation explained that as the name implies, Night Herons (Kwakk) normally migrate during the night. It insisted that this serves as proof that the Maltese Islands hold geographical importance during migration.

“Bird migration is a spectacle to be enjoyed by all”

The environmental NGO has now reopened its nature reserves to the public, following the summer break. Simar Nature Reserve is open every Tuesday and every Friday between 2.00pm and 7.00pm. Għadira Nature Reserve is open on Mondays and Thursdays from 2.00pm till 7.00pm and on Saturdays between 10.00am and 4.00pm. The Salina Nature Reserve and Foresta 2000 are both open all year round. 

Entry to the reserves is free of charge and no booking is required to visit during opening hours. 

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