Category Archives: Miscellaneous News

Welcome to MaghrebOrnitho

Moroccan Birds blog ( has been around since late 2010, now we think it’s time to move it from the blogger platform ( While doing this, we also changed it’s name. So the objective of this first post is to announce this and to welcome you back to the new blog: MaghrebOrnitho. We want also… Read More »

Association Nationale Algérienne d’Ornithologie

The Algerian National Association of Ornithology (ANAO) is a new ornithological society in Northwest Africa (Maghreb region). it was created during the 2nd International Symposium on “Algerian Ornithology at the Dawn of the 3rd Millennium”, which was held between 17 and 19 November 2012 at the Larbi Ben M’hidi University, Oum El-Bouaghi, Algeria. We would… Read More »

Field ornithologist Rachid El Khamlichi

Rachid El Khamlichi is an avid wildlife enthusiast and ornithologist who has a keen interest in the birds and wildlife of Morocco and especially of the Rif Mountains in the north. He is an active member of associations in both shores of the Strait of Gibraltar: COCN (Colectivo Ornitologico Cigueña Negra, Tarifa, Spain) and ADEMN… Read More »

Association Nature Initiative (A.N.I), Dakhla

The Association Nature Initiative (A.N.I.) is an NGO based at Dakhla created on 5 June 2003. Its main activities are dedicated to the promotion of the conservation of the environment and biodiversity, sustainable development, ecotourism and eco-citizenship in the Region of Oued Dahab, Western Sahara, southern Morocco. For more detailed information about the association and… Read More »

Searching the Slender-billed Curlew (Numenius tenuirostris)

The Slender-billed Curlew (Numenius tenuirostris) is a critically endangered species and is one of the rarest bird species in the Palearctic. It breeds in marshes and peat bogs in the Siberian taiga and migrates to over-winter around the Mediterranean area (Edit: a study using stable isotopes found that the core breeding area was actually in… Read More »