Morocco Birding

Tour overview
“The place where the sun sets”, or Morocco, is a country rich in culture and history, also blessed with stunning desert and mountain scenery, and the picturesque Atlantic coastline on its western side. As an independent country after French rule, few Muslim countries offer the combination of such a friendly atmosphere complimented with few restrictions on visitors. As such, Morocco is actually the most-visited country on the African continent.

Morocco has a reasonable range of biodiversity, and it offers access to many desert birds that would be difficult to see elsewhere. Avifauna is notably variant and the bird list for Morocco includes a total of over 450 species.
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TOUR INFO:
Safari starts and ends in Marrakesh
Tour duration: 14 days / 13 nights
Type of accommodation: Comfortable, mid-range
Next group tour departure dates: 12 March 2022
Private and small group, customised safaris can be booked on request for your preferred travel dates
Top Attractions:
-High and Middle Atlas mountains
-Excellent north African cuisine
-The vast but beautiful Sahara desert
-Picturesque Atlantic coastline
-Souss-Massa National Park
-Ancient cities and mud-walled towns
-Medina of Marrakesh (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

Top Birds:
• Northern Bald Ibis, Bearded Vulture, Western Osprey, Golden, Short-toed Snake, Booted and Bonelli’s Eagle, Barbary, Eleonora’s, Peregrine and Lanner Falcon, Long-legged Buzzard, Pharaoh Eagle-Owl, Tawny Owl, Egyptian Nightjar, Houbara Bustard, Barbary Partridge, Crowned, Black-bellied, Spotted and Pin-tailed Sandgrouse, Cream-coloured Courser, White-headed and Ferruginous Duck, Marbled Teal, White-throated Dipper, Eurasian Oystercatcher, Great Ringed Plover, Wood Sandpiper, Dunlin, Sanderling, Eurasian Golden Oriole, European and Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Levaillant’s and Great Spotted Woodpecker, Red-billed and Alpine Chough, Black, Desert, White-crowned, Red-rumped and Seebohm’s Wheatear, Blue Rock Thrush, Mistle Thrush, Short-toed Treecreeper, Fulvous Babbler, Water Pipit, Thick-billed, Horned, Thekla, Atlas Horned, Dupont’s, Temminck’s, Greater Hoopoe, Bar-tailed and Maghreb Lark, Moussier’s Redstart, Spanish and Desert Sparrow, African Blue and Coal Tit, African Crimson-winged Finch, Hawfinch, Iberian Chiffchaff, Trumpeter Finch, Common Firecrest, House and Rock Bunting, Tristam’s, African Desert, Eastern Olivaceous, Subalpine, Western Orphean, Grasshopper, Saharan Scrub and Spectacled Warbler, Atlas Flycatcher, Alpine Accentor

Top Mammals:
• Barbary Macaque
• Scimitar-horned Oryx
• Aoudad
• Addax
• Egyptian mongoose
• Crested Porcupine
• Sand Cat
• African Wildcat
• European Rabbit
• Barbary Ground Squirrel
• North African Sengi
• Gundi
• Algerian Hedgehog

ITINERARY OVERVIEW
Day 1 Arrival Marrakesh
Day 2 High Atlas Mountains
Day 3 Northeast to Middle Atlas Mountains
Day 4 Ifrane & Zeida
Day 5 Zeida, and transfer to Merzouga
Day 6 & 7 Merzouga (Erg Chebbi)
Day 8-10 Boulmane du Dades
Day 11 Ouarzazate and transfer to Agadir
Day 12 & 13 Souss Valley and Souss-Massa National Park
Day 14 Tamri and back to Marrakesh

   

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