Did you know that over 10,000 White Wagtails roost in the trees at Valletta’s Great Siege Square during late autumn and the winter months? To arrive in Valletta, they need to make very long migration flights every year – from Scandinavian countries such as Sweden and Denmark to Eastern European countries such as Hungary and the Czech Republic. It is a spectacular sight to see thousands of birds circle over the Ficus trees in Valletta and BirdLife Malta want to make sure that this sight is experienced by as many people as possible!

Throughout the end of October and November, with the support of Valletta 2018 – the European Capital of Culture, various activities are planned at the Great Siege Square from bird roosting sessions to an art day!

Check out the calendar below (all events take place at Great Siege Square, Valletta):

Screening of a short video all about White Wagtails
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October | 18:00-21:00

Screening of a short video all about White Wagtails
Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November | 17:00-20:00

Art Day
Sunday 18 November | 10:00-16:00

Find your inner artist and discover these amazing birds through creativity!

Bird roosting activities
Sunday 18 & 25 and Saturday 24 November | 16:00-18:00

Become a White Wagtail expert – survey the birds, notice their wagging tail or just listen to their beautiful call!

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