قنص ‘بقويقة سوداء الذيل’ هولندية في المغرب

Colour-marked Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa) hunted in Morocco. See below. تمتد مواطن تعشيش ‘بقويقة سوداء الذيل’ على منطقة واسعة ولاكن بشكل متقطع من اسلندا إلى شرق روسيا. في المغرب و شمال إفريقيا يعد هذا النوع من الطيور المهاجرة و المشتية: أي أن البعض يعبر المنطقة في فترات الهجرة فقط، و البعض الآخر يقضي فترة الشتاء… Read More »

Rare birds in Morocco: 23rd report of the Moroccan Rare Birds Committee

The 23rd report (for 2017) of the Moroccan Rare Birds Committee (MRBC) is just published. In 2017, the MRBC examined 116 new records of which 111 were accepted. These included the first Moroccan records of the following four species and one genus: Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera), Fea’s /Desertas / Zino’s Petrel (Pterodroma feae/deserta/madeira), Steppe Eagle… Read More »

Golden Nightjar, Sudan Golden Sparrows and Olive-backed Pipit

Some recent rarities were published a couple of days ago, here are some more. Golden Nightjar (Caprimulgus eximius) Until now, Golden Nightjars have been recorded at Aoussed only from February until May. For example, during a birding trip to Oued Jenna for The Sound Approach in mid-December 2017, Arnoud B. van den Berg and Killian Mullarney… Read More »

Some rare birds in Morocco and Algeria

Here are some recent rarities from Morocco and an old one just discovered from photos in Algeria. Blue-winged Teal at Reghaia Lake, Algeria A male Blue-winged Teal (Spatula discors) was photographed by ‎Karima Rakem at the Reghaïa Lake located some 30 Km east of Algeria’s capital on 3 November 2007 (photo 1). Until 2000, there… Read More »