American Golden Plover and possible Cinnamon Teal, Oualidia region

By | 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 (Anas cyanoptera) was seen and photographed at Oualidia. Comments welcome! This would be the first record for Morocco if accepted by the MRBC.
American Golden Plover (Pluvialis dominica - Pluvier bronzé), Zemamra, near the Atlantic coast, Morocco, 8 Oct 2016 (Benoît Maire).

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

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

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

Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera - Sarcelle cannelle), Oualidia, Morocco, 8 Oct 2016 (Benoît Maire)

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

Cinnamon Teal (Anas cyanoptera - Sarcelle cannelle), Oualidia, Morocco, 8 Oct 2016 (Benoît Maire)

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

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