Simar Nature Reserve, Xemxija, Malta

Category: Places to Visit in Malta and Gozo, Nature Reserves in Malta and Gozo

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Simar Nature Reserve, Xemxija, Malta


The Simar Nature Reserve is located next to the seafront in Xemxija and until the 1980’s was nothing more than waste ground that was used as a dump.


In the 1990’s, Birdlife Malta took control of the area and converted it into a sanctuary for wildlife.  The area now contains a variety of habitats, including open pools, an olive grove, reed bed and hundreds of trees planted by volunteers.


Birds seen at Simar Nature Reserve;


  • Herons
  • Grebes
  • Rails
  • Kingfisher
  • Reed warbler
  • Moorhen


Along with various species of birds, other wildlife is attracted to the area;

  • Snakes
  • Skinks
  • Chameleons


There is a nature trail laid out around the reserve and this give visitors the best opportunity of seeing the wildlife.


Opening Hours

November – May

Saturdays and Sundays : 1000 – 1600


The reserve is a no smoking area and pets are not allowed inside the reserve.






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