Ghadira Nature Reserve

Ghadira Nature Reserve is located in Mellieha, adjacent to Malta’s most sought-after sandy beach, Mellieha Bay. The site has significant ecological importance since it encircles wetland and saltmarsh areas, two habitats which are quite scarce in the Maltese Islands. The 6-hectare Nature Reserve offers a haven for birds that are migrating seasonally, and hosts a range of flora and fauna species, some of which are rare and under special protection by the authorities. The site was acknowledged as a bird sanctuary in 1978, and it is open to the public from November to May, when volunteers from the Birdlife organization will guide you along the nature trail.


 

Getting there

Bus number 42 from Valletta