Category Archives: Miscellaneous News

Répartition et évaluation de la vulnérabilité de la Pie du Maghreb (Pica mauritanica)

Lancement du projet (en français, veuillez voir aprés l’illustration). Until very recently, the Maghreb Magpie (Pica mauritanica) was considered as conspecific with the Eurasian Magpie (Pica pica). However, a new study by Song and his co-authors published in 2018 found that Maghreb Magpie is actually the most ancient (the first to be isolated) of all… Read More »

Birding trips to Morocco, spring 2018

Here is a summary of three birding trips to Morocco led by Mark Beevers with Rockjumper Birding Tours this spring. It includes only interesting and sought-after species (e.g. some North African endemic species and subspecies, and localised, rare or uncommon species,…). Mark will send all national rarities to the Moroccan Rare Birds Committee (MRBC) in due… Read More »

Birding trip to Morocco, Feb-March 2017

Notable records from a recent Rockjumper Birding Tours trip to Morocco included the following. Thanks Mark Beevers for the summary. A minimum of 120 African Crimson Winged Finches and 15 Horned Larks at Oukaimeden on 22nd February, An immature Golden Eagle near the Tinmel Mosque in Tizi n’Test with an Alpine Accentor and eight Ring Ouzels… Read More »

Moroccan Birds Blog is MaghrebOrnitho now: Welcome

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 »