Tag Archives: Circaetus gallicus

4 Golden Nightjars at Oued Jenna, Aousserd: detailed report

Excellent birding observations in the Aousserd region, southern Morocco. Peter Stronach and Bob Swann have just returned back from a trip to the region. They recorded Golden Nightjars and provided valuable details indicating the (highly probable) breeding of the species in the region. They also recorded a Sudan Golden Sparrow whilst birding at Oued Jenna (first… Read More »

North Africa as a summer staging area of non-breeding Short-toed Snake Eagles

The importance of data on the non-breeding fraction of a bird population for understanding demography and for determining conservation strategies is well recognized, especially in long-lived species such as raptors. Short-toed Snake Eagle (Circaetus gallicus) is a migratory raptor that breed in Europe and northern Africa, and spends the winter in sub-Saharan Africa.Nine Short-toed Snake Eagle nestlings were tagged with satellite… Read More »