May 5th May 12th 2009
Paul, Sue, Lee, Rob and Joan
Having been on several birding trips with Lee Evans before, Lee had sent had sent an E-mail to some of us that he knew, who might be interested in joining him on a trip to
Lee is an excellent birder with an ability to pick out birds at great distance and identify them at ease. He has a sound knowledge of bird calls which he can pick out whilst travelling. He has an excellent network of contacts with years of knowledge of bird sites so that very few species are missed. Paul and I have enjoyed his company on several trips with him now and so we took the opportunity to accompany him, Robert Fuge and Joan Thompson in our adventure to the desert and
5th May Gatwick - Marrakech - Agadir
6th May Agadir - Oued Massa - Oued Syed Guelmin-Afhenhir
7th May Afhenhir - Tarfaya- Laayoune- Boujdour - Daklar (
8th May Daklar Aoussard Daklar Afhenhir
9th May Afhenhir Tan Tan Cap Ghir Tamri Essaouira El Jajida
10th May El Jadida Sidi Bourhaba - El Hajeb - Azrou Dayet Aaoua Zeida
11th May Zeida - NZala - Rissani Tineghir - Boumaine el Dades
12th May Boumaine el Dades Ait Barkla - Marrakech
Flights and Car Hire
Lee arranged the flight and car hire through Easyjet www.easyjet.com and Sixti www.sixti.com . Cost of the flight, and share of the car hire and petrol came to just under £430. We flew from Gatwick to Marrakech.
Accommodation was varied and extremely cheap. We never pre-booked any accommodation but found hotels/hostels in villages where we ended our day. The most we paid for room only was £8 a night each and the cheapest £2.50 a night. In Boumaine el Dades we had a wonderful stay with an authentic meal and entertainment and a good hotel in Zeida. In the
I used my credit card at the airport to obtain 2000 Dirhams (about £160).
In May it was very hot and we survived most of the day in T-shirts and shorts. I wore zip-off trousers for the first hour of the day. In the
Most of our journey consisted of desert scrub with low-lying bushes in amongst the rock and sand. Rivers were mainly shallow with rocky bedrock. The
After leaving Gatwick for our early afternoon flight we arrived in Marrakech in the early evening. At the airport we hired our car and departed with some local currency from a cash machine. We drove for 3 hours arriving in Agadir for the night. Common Bulbuls and Southern Grey Shrikes were added to our list as were White Storks nesting on all available spots.
Whilst travelling we added common birds to our lists before arriving at the Oued (river)
Red-rumped Swallows and Plain Martins were amongst the hirundines as we stopped on a nearby bridge. A few European Bee-eaters called above our heads as we admired a newly fledged brood of Barn Swallows.
Stopping at Oued Syed we began the search for Streaked Scrub Warbler. In the heat it was long search as we added Thekla and Short-toed Larks to our list as well as a Desert Wheatear. Trumpeter Finch was also added before we left. After a long search Joan managed to locate a Streaked Scrub Warbler. Unfortunately I had started a migraine and felt unable to return for a close view making do with a poor flight view (luckily we were to have much better views later in the trip).
Several hours later after a good dose of medication I felt a little better and 22km south of Guelmin we drove off the road to search for larks. Here we had good views of Bar-tailed, Temmincks and Thick-billed Larks.
The stop proved to be a good one as a Long-legged Buzzard flew by as well as obtaining good views of a Barbary Falcon. Cream-coloured Coursers ran around whilst we took photographs in the sun. Birds were abundant but were proving difficult to approach. We also had fun with some locals requiring cigarettes and sheep milling around with some females in tow! (not too sure what negotiations Lee and Rob were entering into here?)
Temmincks Horned Lark
Thick-billed Lark Barbary Falcon
After a few laughs we continued our way south where we spent the night at Afhenhir, where we had a night in a very basic hostel. At £5 a night each we couldnt complain as this far south choice is very limited. With us all being very tired, we slept well.
A short distance from Afhenhir Lee drove to Khenifiss Lagoon at Tarfaya. Here Rob and Lee were keen to add Kelp Gull to their Western Palearctic Lists. It was a misty start to the day but it soon cleared and with a search with the scopes Kelp Gulls were soon located. We sorted through the Terns and added Gull-billed,
Motoring on through Laayoune we added Griffon Vulture and later at Boujdour we added Black Wheatear and Melodious Warbler. Most of the day was spent in the car making the long journey south into The Western Sahara. We had many stops by police controls wishing to inspect our passports. They were intrigued for some reason about our professions and we spent a lot of time filling out forms at each stop. Rob enlivened the situation by having a different profession at each stop. Our professions ranged from professors to scientists, to directors to perfumers but we drew the line at male prostitutes! All this was done in good humour with the police welcoming us at most stops. Interestingly on our return journey through the same control points, we hit on the idea of being tourists and this seemed to prevent the form filling and demands for passports.
Eventually we made it to Daklar where we had our cheapest night at a cost of £2.50 in a dubious hostel. At least the bed was relatively clean. At this point I should mention that although many places have the word restaurant above the door this does not mean that food is obtainable in these remote desert outposts. Many places are for men only, drinking tea! (alcohol is banned here). It is wise to have some back-up plan for food and we bought bread, dairylea cheese and yogurts at village shops, as and when we could for such times.
A 5am start was necessary for our trip into the desert before the heat got too much. It was a long monotonous road but we stopped to admire Desert Warblers and Desert Sparrows.
Desert Warbler Desert Sparrow
Black-crowned Finch-lark Fox
Funny sights are often seen whilst travelling and we were amused by two Dromedary Camels being transported in the back of a truck.
We stopped to admire some of the Dromedary Camels encountered.
Lee with Dromedary Camels
41km short of Aoussard we searched for Cricket Warblers. We soon had excellent views as one bird flew around us calling. Fulvous Babblers were hidden in the bushes and did not show well enough for a good photo but Melodious and Olivaceous Warblers did. There were several Southern Grey Shrikes here, as we all enjoyed the fabulous birding, making the long journey very worthwhile. The sun was actually a very welcome change after the cold spells we have endured in
Southern Grey Shrike
MelodiousWarbler Olivaceous Warbler
In recent years we have often wondered where all our Spotted Flycatchers have gone too. Now I know as every bush in the desert seemed to have one. Eventually we returned to the peninsular at Daklar where we watched Audouins Gulls, Caspian and Royal Terns. Retracing our steps we returned to Afhenhir where we spent a second night in the same hostel for another £2.50.
Lee drove us back up north, over the border into
Hours later we had a roadside stop where 29km south of Tan Tan we had much better views of Streaked Scrub Warbler. I was pleased with this as I had had a migraine at the previous site and had had only distant flight views. We now headed for Cap Ghir and Tamri where we saw the threatened Northern Bald Ibis. Once we had taken several photographs we headed for their breeding cliffs where we met an extremely officious individual who claimed he was the warden and asked us to leave. I have never met such an individual who did nothing to explain or welcome visiting birders as to why it is so important to protect the birds. We were stood well away from the birds not interfering in any way. Educating and welcoming visitors, whilst managing them is the only way birds are going to be protected in the first place! They need to have a look at places like Loch Garten, Bempton Cliffs and Weeting to see how it can be done!
Northern Bald Ibis
We were nearing the end of our day (or so I thought) and we followed a route to Essaouira. Here we had one of those magical moments in birding as 30+ Eleanoras Falcons took to the sky at dusk hawking insects above our heads. Try as I might to take a photograph there was simply not enough light and so I just enjoyed the spectacle. After a long journey Lee drove onward and we found a bed at midnight at El Jadida in a block of flats. We enjoyed a wonderful hot shower and I slept like a log!
Adventurous journeys are never without their problems and our day started with a slow puncture. Luckily being in a town, a garage was soon found and two young lads quickly had us on our way. We started at Sidi de Bouhaba which is a lagoon in a river valley, which was made interesting for all the males onboard by all the pretty university girl students studying biology! They certainly took an interest in us and our telescopes as we searched for our birds (feathered variety or otherwise).
We left the coast and started the trek across to the
Our journey over the
Admiring the Spring flowers we made our way to Dayet Aaoua where I was disappointed to find it heaving with people that meant that we dipped the Levaillants Woodpecker expected at this site. Compensation came in the way of a Roller sat in a poplar tree.
Atlas Flycatcher European Roller
Moving on we climbed even higher. Rob was keen to see Seebohms Wheatear which after some driving was spotted perching on a rock. Crested Larks were singing as we stumbled over various rocks. We also paid a quick visit to the Barbary Apes.
Seebohms Wheatear Crested Lark
We finally made it to Zeida where the hotel was positively luxurious compared to our recent nights but the food it offered was hugely disappointing considering the comfortable surroundings it seemed to offer.
Starting our day high on a high
Moroccan Pied Wagtail
In Rissani Lee identified a Rufous Bushchat that the rest of us struggled with in the heat-haze sitting in the sun.
The outcrop of rock had a wall of stone enclosing an area within and we followed the lead lad as he searched the walls of the outcrop. A White-crowned Black Wheatear was a nice diversion as we all searched the crags.
White-crowned Black Wheatear Pharaoh Eagle-Owl
Soon things disintegrated as Rob departed to the car followed by Lee. Paul meanwhile had disappeared up above me somewhere. The lads had also disappeared over another wall ahead of us. Joan and I were still searching as one of the lads beckoned us. I shouted to Paul and Lee but did not know what was happening. As Joan and I scrambled over the wall we looked in the direction that the lad was pointing and there in front of us was a Pharaoh Eagle Owl! Lee soon joined us but unfortunately the bird flew off over a ridge before Paul and Rob could get there.
The lads put in another great effort in trying to relocate it but except for a flight view which once again Paul did not see, we needed to move on as we had a long way to travel before nightfall.
Travelling near Jarf we had a few Blue-cheeked Bee-eaters as well as Short-toed Larks.
At Tineghir we drove down a track-way where Paul picked up a Booted Eagle flying over a rise before reappearing several minutes later.
Lee on the bongo Rob with a big one!
Arriving at Boumaine El Dades we stumbled upon a lovely authentic hotel that was a fitting end for a last nights stay. At Hotel Chems we enjoyed a fabulous evening with a good Moroccan meal and bongo drum entertainment that we all had to participate in.
Paul and Joan playing the bongos!
Red-billed Chough Red-rumped Wheatear
Leaving the hotel at 5.30am we admired the Red-rumped Wheatears that had been fairly common throughout our journey in
Serin Rock Sparrow
36km km short of Ait Barkla we encountered our first poor weather. A Sparrowhawk flew over as we got out of the car. Light rain and mist made for a chilly feel to the air and I reached for my fleece to search for Tristams Warbler in the Juniper trees. We knew there was one present as we heard it calling but seeing it was quite a different matter. A Subalpine Warbler gave us a false impression for a while as did an Orphean Warbler lurking deep in the vegetation before it revealed itself. Rock Buntings sat at the top of one tree before we had stunning views of a Tristams Warbler sat out in full view.
Tristams Warbler Rock Bunting
We were all very pleased with our sightings and beat a hasty retreat to the car for a warm-up. A short stop ensued as we spotted a couple of Common Cuckoos showing well on a wire giving a photo opportunity or so we thought. It proved more difficult than we admitted to, as the mist made focusing difficult.
The mist soon lifted as we made our way back down the mountain into warmth once again. We stopped to watch a few Nightingales battling it out for a territory in a vegetated roadside ditch.
All too soon we ran out of time to try for Levaillants Woodpecker near Marrakech and made our way to the airport for our flight back to Gatwick and the end of another wonderful birding trip with Lee, Rob, Joan and Paul.
Lee drove over 5000km and once again I would like to thank him for all his efforts in making it an enjoyable experience. His energy, enthusiasm and sense of humour for all of us to enjoy are second to none!
1. Little Grebe Tachybaptus ruficollis 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
2. Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus 10/05/2009 Sidi de Bourhaba
3. Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis 10/05/2009 Sidi de Bourhaba
4. Northern Gannet Morus bassanus 09/05/2009 Afhenhir
5. Great Cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo maroccanus 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
6. Little Egret Egretta garzetta 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
7. Grey Heron Ardea cinerea 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
8. Purple Heron Ardea purpurea 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
9. Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis 05/05/2009 Marrakech
10. Little Bittern Ixobrychus minutus 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
11. White Stork Ciconia ciconia 05/05/2009 Marrakech
12. Glossy Ibis Plegadis falcinellus 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
13. Northern Bald Ibis Geronticus eremita 09/05/2009 Tamri
14. Eurasian Spoonbill Platalea leucorodia 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
15. Greater Flamingo Phoenicopterus ruber 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
16. White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala 10/05/2009 Sidi de Bourhaba
17. Ruddy Shelduck Tadorna ferruginea 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
18. Gadwall Anas strepera 10/05/2009 Sidi de Bourhaba
19. Mallard Anas platyrhynchos platyrhynchos 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
20. Marbled Duck Marmaronetta angustirostris 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
21. Common Pochard Aythya ferina 10/05/2009 Sidi de Bourhaba
22. Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca 10/05/2009 Sidi de Bourhaba
23. European Honey-buzzard Pernis apivorus 10/05/2009 El Hajeb
24. Black Kite Milvus migrans migrans 09/05/2009 Tan Tan
25. Eurasian Griffon-vulture Gyps fulvus 07/05/2009 Laayoune
26. Western Marsh-harrier Circus aeruginosus 07/05/2009 Boujdour
27. Eurasian Sparrowhawk Accipiter nisus 12/05/2009 Ait Barkla
28. Long-legged Buzzard Buteo rufinus 06/05/2009 Guelmin 22km south
29. Booted Eagle Hieraaetus pennatus 11/05/2009 Tineghir
30. Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni 10/05/2009 El Hajeb
31. Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus 06/05/2009 Agadir
32. Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae 09/05/2009 Essaouira
33. Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo 11/05/2009 Ziada
34. Lanner Falcon Falco biarmicus 11/05/2009 Rissani
35. Barbary Falcon Falco pelegrinoides [peregrinus] 06/05/2009 Guelmin 22km south
36. Barbary Partridge Alectoris barbara 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
37. Common Quail Coturnix coturnix 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
38. Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
39. Red-knobbed Coot Fulica cristata 10/05/2009 Sidi de Bourhaba
40. Eurasian Coot Fulica atra 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
41. Eurasian Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus 07/05/2009 Tarfaya Khenifissa Lagoon
42. Black-winged Stilt Himantopus himantopus 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
43. Pied Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
44. Stone-curlew Burhinus oedicnemus 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
45. Cream-coloured Courser Cursorius cursor 06/05/2009 Guelmin 22km south
46. Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola 07/05/2009 Tarfaya Khenifissa Lagoon
47. Common Ringed Plover Charadrius hiaticula 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
48. Little Ringed Plover Charadrius dubius 07/05/2009 Laayoune
49. Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus 07/05/2009 Tarfaya Khenifissa Lagoon
50. Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica 07/05/2009 Tarfaya Khenifissa Lagoon
51. Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus 07/05/2009 Tarfaya Khenifissa Lagoon
52. Common Redshank Tringa totanus 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
53. Common Greenshank Tringa nebularia 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
54. Common Sandpiper Tringa hypoleucos 06/05/2009 Agadir
55. Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres 07/05/2009 Tarfaya Khenifissa Lagoon
56. Red Knot Calidris canutus 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
57. Sanderling Calidris alba 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
58. Dunlin Calidris alpina 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
59. Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
60. Ruff Philomachus pugnax 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
61. Audouin's Gull Larus audouinii 08/05/2009 Daklar
62. Kelp Gull Larus dominicanus 07/05/2009 Tarfaya Khenifissa Lagoon
63. Western Yellow-legged Gull Larus cachinnans (michahellis) 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
64. Gull-billed Tern Sterna nilotica 07/05/2009 Tarfaya Khenifissa Lagoon
65. Caspian Tern Sterna caspia 08/05/2009 Daklar
66. Royal Tern Sterna maxima 08/05/2009 Daklar
67. Lesser Crested-tern Sterna bengalensis 07/05/2009 Tarfaya Khenifissa Lagoon
68. Sandwich Tern Sterna sandvicensis 07/05/2009 Tarfaya Khenifissa Lagoon
69. Common Tern Sterna hirundo 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
70. Little Tern Sterna albifrons 07/05/2009 Tarfaya Khenifissa Lagoon
71. Black Tern Chlidonias
72. Wood Pigeon Columba palumbus 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
73. European Turtle-dove Streptopelia turtur 06/05/2009 Agadir
74. Laughing Dove Streptopelia senegalensis 06/05/2009 Agadir
75. Eurasian Collared-dove Streptopelia decaocto 05/05/2009 Marrakech
76. Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus 12/05/2009 Ait Barkla
77. Pharaoh Eagle-owl Bubo ascalaphus [bubo] 11/05/2009 Rissani
78. Little Owl Athene noctua 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
79. Common Swift Apus apus 05/05/2009 Marrakech
80. Pallid Swift Apus pallidus 05/05/2009 Marrakech
81. Little Swift Apus affinis 06/05/2009 Agadir
82. Blue-cheeked Bee-eater Merops persicus [superciliosus] 11/05/2009 Jarf
83. European Bee-eater Merops apiaster 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
84. European Roller Coracias garrulus 10/05/2009 Dayat Aaoua
85. Eurasian Hoopoe Upupa epops 11/05/2009 Oued Ziz
86. Great Spotted Woodpecker Dendrocopos major 10/05/2009 Sidi de Bourhaba
87. Black-crowned Sparrow-lark Eremopterix nigriceps 08/05/2009 Aoussard 41km west
88. Bar-tailed Lark Ammomanes cincturus [phoenicurus] 06/05/2009 Guelmin 22km south
89. Desert Lark Ammomanes deserti 11/05/2009 Rissani
90. Hoopoe Lark Alaemon alaudipes 07/05/2009 Tarfaya Khenifissa Lagoon
91. Thick-billed Lark Ramphocoris clotbey 06/05/2009 Guelmin 22km south
92. Calandra Lark Melanocorypha calandra 10/05/2009 Khenssi
93. Short-toed Lark Calandrella brachydactyla [cinerea] 06/05/2009 Oued Syed
94. Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens 09/05/2009 Tan Tan
95. Dunn's Lark Eremalauda dunni 08/05/2009 Aoussard 41km west
96. Dupont's Lark Chersophilus duponti 11/05/2009 Ziada
97. Crested Lark Galerida cristata 06/05/2009 Agadir
98. Thekla Lark Galerida theklae [malabarica] 06/05/2009 Oued Syed
99. Temminck's Lark Eremophila bilopha [alpestris] 06/05/2009 Guelmin 22km south
100. Sand Martin Riparia riparia 08/05/2009 Aoussard 41km west
101. Plain Martin Riparia paludicola 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
102. Eurasian Crag-martin Hirundo rupestris 11/05/2009 N' Zala
103. Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 06/05/2009 Agadir
104. Red-rumped Swallow Hirundo daurica 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
105. House Martin Delichon urbica 07/05/2009 Laayoune
106. White Wagtail Motacilla alba alba 09/05/2009 Cap Ghir
107. Moroccan Pied Wagtail Motacilla alba subpersonata 11/05/2009 Oued Ziz
108. Spanish Yellow-wagtail Motacilla flava iberiae 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
109. Common Bulbul Pycnonotus barbatus 05/05/2009 Marrakech
110. Rufous-tailed Scrub-robin Cercotrichas galactotes 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
111. Common Nightingale Luscinia megarhynchos 12/05/2009 Aguemous
112. Common Redstart Phoenicurus phoenicurus 07/05/2009 Tarfaya Khenifissa Lagoon
113. Moussier's Redstart Phoenicurus moussieri 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
114. Whinchat Saxicola rubetra 07/05/2009 Tarfaya Khenifissa Lagoon
115. Common Stonechat Saxicola torquata torquata 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
116. White-crowned Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucopyga 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
117. Black Wheatear Oenanthe leucura 07/05/2009 Boujdour
118. Northern Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe 07/05/2009 Boujdour
119. Seebohm's Wheatear Oenanthe oenanthe seebohmi 10/05/2009 Dayat Aaoua
120. Red-rumped Wheatear Oenanthe moesta 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
121. Black-eared Wheatear Oenanthe hispanica 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
122. Desert Wheatear Oenanthe deserti 06/05/2009 Oued Syed
123. Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina 06/05/2009 Guelmin 22km south
124. Eurasian Blackbird Turdus merula 06/05/2009 Agadir
125. Mistle Thrush Turdus viscivorus 10/05/2009 Dayat Aaoua
126. Cetti's Warbler Cettia cetti 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
127. Zitting Cisticola Cisticola juncidis 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
128. Cricket Longtail Spiloptila clamans 08/05/2009 Aoussard 41km west
129. Streaked Scrub-warbler Scotocerca inquieta 06/05/2009 Oued Syed
130. Great Reed-warbler Acrocephalus arundinaceus 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
131. Olivaceous Warbler Hippolais pallida 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
132. Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta 07/05/2009 Boujdour
133. Garden Warbler Sylvia borin 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
134. Desert Warbler Sylvia nana 08/05/2009 Aoussard 41km west
135. Orphean Warbler Sylvia hortensis 12/05/2009 Ait Barkla
136. Sardinian Warbler Sylvia melanocephala 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
137. Subalpine Warbler Sylvia cantillans 12/05/2009 Ait Barkla
138. Spectacled Warbler Sylvia conspicillata 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
139. Tristram's Warbler Sylvia deserticola 12/05/2009 Ait Barkla
140. Willow Warbler Phylloscopus trochilus 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
141. Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
142. Firecrest Regulus ignicapillus 10/05/2009 Azrou
143. Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata 07/05/2009 Tarfaya Khenifissa Lagoon
144. Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
145. Atlas Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca speculigera 10/05/2009 Azrou
146. Fulvous Babbler Turdoides fulvus 08/05/2009 Aoussard 41km west
147. Coal Tit Parus ater 10/05/2009 Azrou
148. Great Tit Parus major major 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
149. Blue Tit Parus caeruleus ultramarinus 09/05/2009 Tamri
150. Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus 10/05/2009 Sidi de Bourhaba
151. Southern Grey Shrike Lanius excubitor elegans 05/05/2009 Marrakech
152. Woodchat Shrike Lanius senator 09/05/2009 Tamri
153. Black-billed Magpie Pica pica mauretanica 06/05/2009 Agadir
154. Red-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax 11/05/2009 N' Zala
155. Yellow-billed Chough Pyrrhocorax graculus 11/05/2009 N' Zala
156. Brown-necked Raven Corvus ruficollis 08/05/2009 Aoussard 41km west
157. Common Raven Corvus corax 09/05/2009 Cap Ghir
158. Atlas Raven Corvus corax tingitanus 10/05/2009 El Hajeb
159. Spotless Starling Sturnus unicolor 05/05/2009 Marrakech
160. House Sparrow Passer domesticus 05/05/2009 Marrakech
161. Desert Sparrow Passer simplex 08/05/2009 Aoussard 41km west
162. Rock Sparrow Petronia petronia 12/05/2009 Aguemous
163. Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
164. European Serin Serinus serinus 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
165. European Greenfinch Carduelis chloris 06/05/2009 Agadir
166. European Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis carduelis 06/05/2009 Agadir
167. Eurasian Linnet Carduelis cannabina 06/05/2009 Oued Massa
168. Trumpeter Finch Rhodopechys githaginea 06/05/2009 Oued Syed
169. Rock Bunting Emberiza cia 12/05/2009 Ait Barkla
170. House Bunting Emberiza striolata 05/05/2009 Marrakech
171. Corn Bunting Miliaria calandra 10/05/2009 El Hajeb