Tag Archives: Jbel Moussa

Autumn migration of the Spanish Imperial Eagle in 2017

Dispersion and overwintering of Spanish Imperial Eagles (Aquila adalberti) in Morocco and northern Africa in general is becoming regular and in relatively good numbers (for an endangered ‘sedentary’ species). As in previous years, this autumn at least 4 eagles crossed the Strait of Gibraltar to North Africa. We say “at least” because not every bird… Read More »

Rüppell’s Vulture wing-tagged at Jbel Moussa

Over five thousands Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) migrate through northern Morocco twice a year, and an increasing number of Rüppell’s Vultures (Gyps rueppelli) are also migrating through the region (a paradox, since the latter species is declining in its West African breeding areas from where these vagrants are coming). Some of these vultures can end up… Read More »

Spring vulture migration at Jbel Moussa, May 2016

A summary of raptor migration observations during three days in May 2016 at Jbel Moussa (with emphasis on vultures): 2 May: A Rüppell’s Vulture (Gyps rueppelli) was photographed with a flock of 32 Griffon Vultures (G. fulvus) by Rachid El Khamlichi (photo 1). This is the second bird for spring 2016, the first one observed… Read More »

House Bunting at Jbel Moussa, is the Iberian Peninsula next?

The House Bunting (Emberiza sahari) colonised Tangier since at least a decade ago and now is abundant in many parts of this big city. Then it colonised Tétouan since at least 2010. Now it moved to the countryside. Yesterday, Rachid El Khamlichi took a quick photo of one bird at Jbel Moussa. Taking into account the… Read More »

Jbel Moussa: vultures and Barbary macaques (photos)

Jbel Moussa is known as a good point for observing bird migration crossing the Strait of Gibraltar between Africa and Europe. But it’s also known for its colony of the endangered Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus). These photos captured yesterday by Rachid El Khamlichi show the macaques with their newborn babies, and vultures resting, flying, and roosting… Read More »

Vultures bathing captured by camera trap, Jbel Moussa

These Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) were captured by camera trap set up near a water source at Jbel Moussa (northern Morocco) by Rachid El Khamlichi and Mohammed Karim El Haoua .The vultures passing through this area during migration have the privilege of drinking and bathing in clean water running from the spring (the vultures can render the… Read More »

The Griffon Vulture wing-tagged and released at Jbel Moussa

The saved vulture was successfully released (see below). El buitre salvado fue liberado con éxito (ver más abajo). :النسر الأسمر تم ترقيمه ثم إطلاق سراحه بنجاح في محمية جبل موسى كما كان منتظرا تمت يوم الأحد 8 مارس عملية إعادة النسرالأسمر (الذي شاركنا قصته معكم الاسبوع الماضي) إلى البرية بنجاح بعد إعادة تأهيله جراء تعرضه لماس كهربائي أثناء مروره… Read More »