Bird snaring

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"Snaring" redirects here. For the technique for hunting rabbits, see Rabbit snaring.
Catching birds

Bird snaring is a Hunter technique requiring level 1 Hunter and bird snares, available from the hunter shops for about 6 coins. After setting up a trap, if a bird flies over and attempts to perch on top of it, it may catch the bird. If it fails to catch the bird, or if the trap falls over by itself (it will after a set amount of time), the trap will have to be dismantled and set up again; or, you can just right-click 'Lay bird snare' to reset the trap. You receive experience when taking the ensnared bird from the trap. You also get bones, raw bird meat, and coloured feathers.

At level 39 Hunter, a player is able to smoke a trap. Smoking traps removes a player's scent and increases the chance of snaring a bird. Torches are available at hunter shops and can be lit with a tinderbox.

A player needs to set the snare where the birds will fly over it and wait for one to come. Only one snare can be placed on one tile, although there is not much competition at bird hunting areas, even higher levelled ones. Players who are not patient might wish to combine bird snaring with the more active kebbit tracking. Traps left unattended may fall over and become dropped items visible to other players a short period after falling over. The easiest way to check for fallen snares is to monitor your game messages, which tell you when a snare falls over.

Level Image Creature Location Experience Feathers
1 Crimson swift icon.png Crimson Swift Feldip Hunter Area, Taverley 20 Red feathers
5 Golden warbler icon.png Golden Warbler Desert, Anachronia 39 Yellow feathers
9 Copper longtail icon.png Copper Longtail Piscatoris Hunter Area 34 Orange feathers
11 Cerulean twitch icon.png Cerulean Twitch Rellekka Hunter Area 56 Blue feathers
19 Tropical wagtail icon.png Tropical Wagtail Feldip Hunter Area 170 Stripy feathers
39 Wimpy bird icon.png Wimpy bird Oo'glog 167 Wimpy feather

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