Where to Watch Birds in Morocco

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    • birds
    • birdwatching
    • Morocco
    • natural history
    • ornithology
    • site guide


    Morocco’s proximity and the variety of its habitats and bird species make it a favoured destination for birders. It is home to rare and endangered species such as Bald Ibis, Dark Chanting Goshawk, Tawny Eagle, Eleonora’s Falcon and African Marsh Owl. 454 species have been recorded, of which 209 breed in the country. As this statistic implies, millions of West European migrants pass seasonally through Morocco. Several wetlands spread along the Atlantic coast are famous for their migrant and wintering waders and gulls. The Atlas ranges are notable for their avifauna and desert species, including larks, wheatears and sandgrouses are found in the Saharan rim. This authoritative book describes over 50 birdwatching sites across Morocco.

    This book is not a field guide to species, rather it is a guide to the sites of key ornithological importance in Morocco. It contains information and detailed maps to enable you to plan a visit and provide guidance when you are on your trip. In addition, the book provides an overview of travel in Morocco, information about climate and habitats, when to go, and a full checklist of species.

    This book is a reprint of The Prion Birdwatchers’ Guide to Morocco (2nd Edition, 2003, ISBN: 1871104092).


    Birdwatchers and naturalists

    About the Author

    Patrick Bergier was born in Provence, France, and graduated from a French Engineering School. he has a lifelong interest in the birds of the Mediterranean. he spent three years in morocco working as an engineer in Rabat when he became involved with the study of Moroccan birds, and has subsequently visited the country a number of times. He has published many papers, his main interest being the distribution of birds and their breeding biology. Patrick is a founder member of Centrale Ornithologique Marocaine and a member of the Moroccan Rare Birds Committee (MRBC). He has co-authored The Birds of Morocco in the BOU checklist series.

    Fédora Bergier was born in Côte d’Azure, France, and graduated from a French Tourism School. She has travelled worldwide as a holiday tour leader and spent four years in Morocco where she gained an extensive knowledge of the customs, history and tourism resources of this country.

    Bibliographic Information

    • 176 pages
    • B/w illustrations
    • | 2nd Edition
    • BISAC NAT004000, SCI070040, NAT043000, TRV002040