Morocco 2018

05 May 2018 – 12 May 2018

Peter Zeller

Participants: Claudio Koller, Lucas Lombardo, Beni Sutter, Emin Yoğurtcuoğlu, Peter Zeller

Book: Where to Watch Birds in Morocco

Visited Sites

Recommended Literature

Book: Where to Watch Birds in Morocco

Ifrane–Azrou road

Target species

  • European Roller Coracias garrulus

  • European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca

    Atlas Pied Flycatcher

Enjil area

Target species

  • Black-bellied Sandgrouse Pterocles orientalis

  • Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata

  • African Houbara Chlamydotis undulata

  • Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor

  • Dupont's Lark Chersophilus duponti

  • Temminck's Lark Eremophila bilopha

  • Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti

  • Buff-rumped Wheatear Oenanthe moesta

Zaida plains

Target species

  • Dupont's Lark Chersophilus duponti

  • Lesser Short-toed Lark Alaudala rufescens

  • Greater Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla

Erg Chebbi

Target species

  • Spotted Sandgrouse Pterocles senegallus

  • Crowned Sandgrouse Pterocles coronatus

  • Egyptian Nightjar Caprimulgus aegyptius

    March - September

  • Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor

  • Pharaoh Eagle-owl Bubo ascalaphus

  • Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus

  • Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus

  • Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus

    Barbary Falcon

  • Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis

  • Greater Hoopoe-lark Alaemon alaudipes

  • Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cinctura

  • African Desert Warbler Sylvia deserti

  • Fulvous Babbler Argya fulva

  • Desert Sparrow Passer simplex

  • Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus

Local guides

I recommend the Desert Day-Trip from www.Gayuin.com.

You have see all Birds in one Day and have a good Guide.

Other wildlife observed

  • Pachyuromys duprasi
  • Jaculus jaculus
  • Gerbillus tarabuli
  • Uromastyx dispar
  • Stenodactylus petrii

Imiter

Target species

  • Pharaoh Eagle-owl Bubo ascalaphus

  • Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus

  • Mourning Wheatear Oenanthe lugens

  • Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus

Tagdilt Track

Target species

  • Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata

  • Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor

  • Thick-billed Lark Ramphocoris clotbey

    The best place is in the landfill

  • Temminck's Lark Eremophila bilopha

  • Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti

  • Buff-rumped Wheatear Oenanthe moesta

  • Trumpeter Finch Bucanetes githagineus

  • House Bunting Emberiza sahari

    in the Village

Oukaïmeden

Target species

  • Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax

  • Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus

  • Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris

  • Rock Sparrow Petronia petronia

  • African Crimson-winged Finch Rhodopechys alienus

    In the summer not easy to find

Tensift River

Target species

  • Little Swift Apus affinis

  • European Bee-eater Merops apiaster

  • Isabelline Warbler Iduna opaca

  • African Plain Martin Riparia paludicola

Merja Zerga

Target species

  • Lesser Crested Tern Thalasseus bengalensis

  • Marsh Owl Asio capensis

Facilities & accommodation

Sleep in the Hotel "le nid du hibou". the owner is a very good guide for the Owl.

Lake Sidi Boughaba

Target species

  • White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala

  • Marbled Teal Marmaronetta angustirostris

  • Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca

  • Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata

  • Marsh Owl Asio capensis

    scarce on the northern end

Species List

Order: systematic | alphabetic | highlights first
Published: 28 March 2019
Last updated: 28 March 2019
Orniverse: Morocco 2018 (05 May 2018 – 12 May 2018)