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

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, so players compete with each other to get a spot. Generally, there is not much competition at bird hunting areas, even higher levelled ones. A higher hunter skill level gives a better bird catch rate. Players who are not patient might wish to combine bird snaring with the more active kebbit tracking. It should be noted that the traps should not be left unattended, as they 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 in the wind.

Level Image Creature Location Experience Feathers
1 Crimson swift icon Crimson Swift Jungle 34 Red feathers
5 Golden warbler icon Golden Warbler Desert 48 Yellow feathers
9 Copper longtail icon Copper Longtail Woodland 61 Orange feathers
11 Cerulean twitch icon Cerulean Twitch Snow 64.67 Blue feathers
19 Tropical wagtail icon Tropical Wagtail Jungle 95.2 Stripy feathers
39 Wimpy bird icon Wimpy bird Oo'glog 167 Wimpy feather
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