Goosander (Mergus merganser) at Oued Loukkos

A female Goosander (Mergus merganser) photographed yesterday at Oued Loukkos, Larache (Benoit Maire, Sabine Zègres and others). This is the sixth record for Morocco. The last time observed in Morocco was almost 30 years ago in February 1988 (in ‘Birds of Morocco’- Thévenot et al. 2003). The second photo is reminiscent of this Little Grebe… Read More »

Seawatching off Agadir, Morocco, 30 October 2017

A short report about a pelagic trip off Agadir on 30 October 2017 by Arnoud B. van den Berg: “More than a month ago, high numbers of six shearwater species were seen on a Limosa pelagic trip c 15 km offshore from Agadir, Atlantic Morocco. No wind, so most were floating on the water. Also… Read More »

Death trap: raptor electrocutions at Guelmim continue

During a recent 3-hour tour between Oued Bou-Issafene and the Fort Bou Jerif track in Guelmim region, Karim Laïdi, Juan Navarro Rodriguez and Brahim Bakass recorded 23 Atlas Long-legged Buzzard, 2 Golden Eagles and 1 Lanner Falcon. The majority of these birds were juveniles (1cy) and immatures. Along the same transect, they found 3 recently electrocuted… Read More »