Cabs teams in Malta have been looking for catching facilities for protected waders. In 2014, we found 22 cap nets, in August 2017 there were only 3. According to information received, a bird catcher was transferred by the police and at least two clap nets were seized.
The migrating birds are lured to these clap nets with electronic devices. In 2014 we found 18 such devices, this year only 4.
We have managed to get this under control after a few years of intensive work – a great result!
The photo’s show a Catching facility with artificial ponds and a captured Little Stint (Calidris minuta)