American Golden Plover and Cinnamon Teal, Oualidia region

By MaghrebOrnitho | 10 October 2016

A birding visit by GOMAC member Benoît Maire and 7 other birders to Oualidia region proved productive with the group managed to see a total of 70 different species including some rare birds:

  • An American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica) was seen and photographed at Zemamra some 27 Km inland from Oualidia (coordinates: 32.6306202, -8.7852207). This would be the 5th Moroccan record for the species if accepted by the MRBC.
  • A possible Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera) was seen and photographed at Oualidia. Comments welcome! This would be the first record for Morocco if accepted by the MRBC.

Update:

The Cinnamon Teal accepted by the MRBC in its latest report (number 23).

American Golden Plover / Pluvier bronzé (Pluvialis dominica), Zemamra, Morocco, 8 Oct. 2016 (Benoît Maire).

American Golden Plover / Pluvier bronzé (Pluvialis dominica), Zemamra, Morocco, 8 Oct. 2016 (Benoît Maire).

American Golden Plover / Pluvier bronzé (Pluvialis dominica), Zemamra, Morocco, 8 Oct. 2016 (Benoît Maire).

American Golden Plover / Pluvier bronzé (Pluvialis dominica), Zemamra, Morocco, 8 Oct. 2016 (Benoît Maire).

Cinnamon Teal / Sarcelle cannelle (Spatula cyanoptera), Oualidia, Morocco, 8 Oct. 2016 (Benoît Maire)

Cinnamon Teal / Sarcelle cannelle (Spatula cyanoptera), Oualidia, Morocco, 8 Oct. 2016 (Benoît Maire)

Cinnamon Teal / Sarcelle cannelle (Spatula cyanoptera), Oualidia, Morocco, 8 Oct. 2016 (Benoît Maire)

Cinnamon Teal / Sarcelle cannelle (Spatula cyanoptera), Oualidia, Morocco, 8 Oct. 2016 (Benoît Maire)

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