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Morocco has friendly people, great scenery, a good tourist infrastructure and excellent birding and as such is a favourite destination for many birders and perhaps the best location to search for a number of rare and endangered species. Morocco has the only wild population of the critically endangered Northern Bald Ibis and is a good place to find species restricted to a few North African countries such as Levaillant's Woodpecker, Moussier's Redstart and Tristram's Warbler. Until recently, small numbers of the critically endangered Slender-billed Curlew wintered there. With a variety of habitats which include wetlands, mountains and deserts within reach of major tourist centres such as Agadir and Marrakech, Morocco also offers good possibilities to see a range of raptors, waterbirds, larks, wheatears and warblers which are difficult to find elsewhere. (Text supplied by the African Bird Club)

Northern Bald Ibis

Northern Bald Ibis © Stephen Daly

Atlas Kasbah ecolodge

Showing the 52 Most Recent Trip Reports Posted

Morocco - March 2007, author Birdseekers (added September 9, 2007)
(Atlas Mountains, Tagdilt Tract, Hamada Desert, Agadir, Oued Massa Reserve, Tamri.)

South-Morocco March 2005, including Egyptian Nightjar spot, author Jord Prangsma (added September 6, 2005)
(Egyptian Nightjar, Tagdilt, Sous)

Morocco - 9th - 15th October 2009, author Clayton Burne (added October 19, 2009)
(Tagdilt Track, Oued Massa, Oued Souss, Oued Tamri, Agadir, Essaouira)

Morocco - April 4th - 13th 2008, author Bob Buckler (added November 25, 2008)

MOROCCO MARCH 2008, author Bob Buckler (added November 23, 2008)
(Morocco in ealry spring March 8th - 17th 2008)

Morocco - Agadir and Surrounds - November 2008, author Alan Miller (added November 22, 2008)
(A wonderful fortnight enjoying the sights and sounds of Morocco with the highlight being 80 Bald Ibis feeding not 10 yards from the car.)

Morocco – Agadir & the Southern Desert - 2-16 November 2007, author Alan Miller (added November 20, 2007)
(Agadir, Guelmim, Desert Wheatear, Red-rumped Wheatear, Thick-billed Lark, Hoopoe Lark)

Morocco (Agadir and Bald Ibis) - 3rd - 17th November 2006, author Alan Miller (added November 20, 2006)
(A fortnight in the sun enjoying the sights and sounds of Agadir including a hire car for three days to search for Bald Ibis.)

Morocco - 1st November 2014 - 8th November 2014, author Thomas Barker (added November 12, 2014)
(Morocco, Bald Ibis, Moussier's Redstart)

Essouaria, Morocco - 23rd - 30th March 2008, author Mark Graham (added May 31, 2008)
(Essouaria)

Morocco - Desert Species - March 2014, author John Gallagher (added May 21, 2014)
(Thick-billed Lark, Temminck's Lark, Hoopoe Lark, Cream-coloured Courser, White-crowned Wheatear, Black-winged Kite)

Moroccan Spice - 23rd February - 5th March 2010, author Christopher Hall (added March 9, 2010)
(Tamri, Tagdilt track, Todra Gorge, Erg Chebbi sand dunes, Ouarzazate, Oukaimeden.)

Morocco - February 2009, author Sander Bot (added March 8, 2009)

Morocco 2010: 22nd February to 1st March, author Ian Merrill (added March 30, 2010)
(Thick-billed Lark and Pharaoh Eagle-Owl)

Western Sahara and Morocco, author Mark Hows (link created March 3, 2014)
(Sudn golden sparrow, bald ibis, plain martin, kelp gull, fennec fox, sand cat, sand viper)

Morocco - February 2007, author P Jones (added March 27, 2007)
(Marrakech - Ouarzazate - Boumalne - Merzouga - Tazzerine - Zagora - M'Hamed)

Southern Morocco - a birding trip, author Jeff Hazell (link created March 26, 2008)

Morocco - 5th-14th February 2010, author Dave Flumm (added March 23, 2010)

Southern Morocco - February 2005, author Martin Pitt (added March 1, 2005)

Central and Northern Morocco 3rd-10th March 2007, author Peter Stronach (added June 6, 2007)
(Highlights included Dupont's Lark, Thick-billed Lark, Marsh Owl, Crowned Sandgrouse and Brown-necked Raven)

Morocco: Atlas Mountains, Sahara desert & Atlantic Coast (21-30 March 2015), author Brahim Mezane (Gayuin Birding Tours over Morocco) (link created June 28, 2015)
(Gayuin Birding Tours, Birdwatching in Morocco, Birding Tours in Morocco, Birding Tour Company, Bird Tour Operator, Birdwatching Tours, Private Bird Guide, Wildlife of Morocco, Birdwatching Holidays, Bird guide in Morocco, Finding birds in Morocco, Bird to)

Ifrane area - Middle Atlas (Morocco), author Georges Olioso (added June 28, 2008)
(Jaaba forest, Tizguite valley, cedar forest near Azrou & Ifrane, lake Tiffounassine, Atlas Flycatcher, Levaillant's Woodpecker, Crested Coot, Long-legged Buzzard, Lesser Kestrel, Ruddy Shelduck)

Morocco, 23rd-26th May 2013, author Nick Watmough (link created June 2, 2013)
(Atlas Pied Flycatcher, Seebohm's (Northern) Wheatear, Tristram's Warbler, Saharan (Eastern) Olivaceous Warbler, Egyptian Nightjar, Pharaoh Eagle Owl)

Naturetrek tour of Morocco - The High Atlas - 22nd May to 5th June 2005, author Alan Miller (added June 14, 2005)
(High Atlas specialities included Moussier's Redstart, Crimson-winged Finch, Seebohn's Wheatear and Levaillant's Green Woodpecker)

Morocco - South-eastern Desert Region - April 3rd - April 17th 2012, author David Marshall (added June 12, 2012)
(The purpose of this trip was to focus on 10 desert specialities.)

Morocco - 2nd – 10th April 2005, author Richard Bonser (added July 24, 2005)
(with slideshow and photos by Alan Clewes and Stuart Piner)

Morocco - May 2007, author Richard Bonser (added July 13, 2007)
(4 day trip focusing on Atlas Flycatcher and the Middle & High Atlas with sites visited including Dayet Aoua and Oukaimeden)

Maroc entre steppes et vallées, author Manuel Heitz (link created January 9, 2016)
(Boumalne, Ibis Chauve, Lagunes de Oualidia, Maroc, Massa, Rissani, Sous, Voyage ornitho)

Morocco - 22nd March - April 1st 2010, author Bob Buckler (link created January 5, 2011)
(Morocco, Thick-billed Lark, Scrub Warbler, Desert Sparrow, Erfound, Merzouga, )

A family holiday to Marrakech – 20th to 27th January 2007, author Garry Richard Bagnell (added January 28, 2007)

South Morocco - April 2009, author John van der Woude (link created January 25, 2011)
(Atlas mountains, Boumalne stone desert, Merzouga sand desert, Agadir coast)

Southern Morocco 6th to 16th March 2003, author The Travelling Naturalist (link created February 3, 2005)

Morocco: September 10th - 19th 2008, author Mike Nelson (added February 24, 2009)
(Northern Bald Ibis, Essouira, Oued Massa, Oued Souss)

Southern Morocco - January 25th – February 8th 2010, author David Marshall (added February 18, 2010)

Morocco: Atlas and desert - November 2019, author Alvaro Peral (added December 4, 2019)
(Pharaoh Eagle Owl, Moussier's Redstart, Merzouga, Tagdilt track, Thick billed lark, Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Boumalne, Mourning wheatear, Temminck's lark, Horned lark, Risani, Barbary falcon, Trumpeter finch)

Morocco - March 2009, author Bob Buckler (added December 30, 2009)
(Erfoud, Merzouga, Houbara Bustard, Desert Sparrow, Hoopoe Lark)

Morocco - April 28th - May 6th 2012, author Peter Collaerts (link created December 2, 2012)

Morocco, author Clayton Burne (link created December 19, 2010)
(Tagdilt Track, Oued Massa

, Oued Souss, Oued Tamri, Essaouira, Tifnite - Northern Bald Ibis, Eleonora’s Falcon, Slender-billed Gull, Moussier’s Redstart, Greater Hooper Lark and most Wheatears. )

Morocco - April 2013, author Thomas Chinnick (added December 18, 2013)

Morocco - November 2006, author P Jones (added December 15, 2006)

Birding in Morocco - 11th - 18th May 2008, author Steve Richards (added August 8, 2008)

Morocco - Atlas Mountains and Eastern deserts - 26th March to 3rd April 2014 , author Peter Williams (added August 4, 2014)

Morocco, 27th December 2001 until 5th January 2002, author Surfbirds Admin (added August 27, 2004)

Morocco - Christmas 2001 (photos), author Surfbirds Admin (added August 27, 2004)

Morocco and Western Sahara - 3rd - 14th July 2010, author Richard Bonser (added August 16, 2010)

Morocco - April 2nd - 5th 2009, author Jonathan Hiley (added April 9, 2009)
(Oukaimaden, Ouarzazate, Draa, Tagdilt)

Morocco - March - 2004, author Birdseekers (added April 7, 2005)
(with photos of Bald Ibis and Moussier's Redstart)

Morocco - The High Atlas, March 29th - April 5th 2010, author Christine Booth (added April 16, 2010)
(African Crimson-winged Finch, Seebohm's Wheatear, Atlas Horned Lark, Levaillant's Green Woodpecker, Tristram's Warbler, Rock Sparrow, Biskra Grey Shrike, Moussier's Redstart, Oukaimeden, Tizi-n-Test, Tizi-n-Tichka, Palmeraie, Asni, Imlil, Tacheddirt)

Morocco & Western Sahara, author Ruben Vlot (link created April 14, 2014)
(Tamri, Oued Massa, Tantan, Dakhla, Aousserd, Tata, Tagdilt, Rissani, Zeida, Merja Zerga, Sidi Yahya, Atlas mountains)

Morocco, Agadir area, 21 - 28 January 2009, author John Wright (added April 13, 2009)
(Bald Ibis, Common Cranes, House Buntings, Bonelli's Eagles)

Morocco March 2011, author Rockjumper Birding Tours (link created April 11, 2012)

Morocco February 2012, author Rockjumper Birding Tours (link created April 11, 2012)

Showing the 1 Latest Recent Sightings Posted

Sahara Desert, Morocco, Thekla lark (Galerida theklae) Sahara Desert, author Brahim Mezane (Gayuin Birding Tours over Morocco) (added April 19, 2015)