Tag Archives: rare birds

Goosander (Mergus merganser) at Oued Loukkos

A female Goosander (Mergus merganser) photographed yesterday at Oued Loukkos, Larache (Benoit Maire, Sabine Zègres and others). This is the sixth record for Morocco. The last time observed in Morocco was almost 30 years ago in February 1988 (in ‘Birds of Morocco’- Thévenot et al. 2003). The second photo is reminiscent of this Little Grebe… Read More »

Second White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus) for Morocco

A White-backed Vulture was observed on 5, 6 and 8 July 2017 at Jbel Moussa. The bird was flying in the area with 4 Rüppell’s Vultures (Gyps rueppelli) and Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus). This is the second record for Morocco and the 7th or 8th for the Western Palearctic. The first for Morocco and North… Read More »

Olive-backed Pipits (Anthus hodgsoni) at Rabat

At least two Olive-backed Pipits (Anthus hodgsoni) were found at Rabat on 5 November 2017 by Pedro Fernandes. This is the 6th record for Morocco. Au moins deux – peut-être trois – Pipits à dos olive dans le Jardin d’Essais Botanique à Rabat le 5 novembre 2017 (Pedro Fernandes). C’est la 6ème mention pour le… Read More »

Rare birds in Morocco: 22nd report of the Moroccan Rare Birds Committee

The 22nd report of the Moroccan Rare Birds Committee (MRBC) was published last May. In 2016, the MRBC examined 117 new records of which 99 were accepted. These included the first Moroccan record of Lesser x Greater Spotted Eagle (Clanga pomarina x Clanga clanga), the second of both Long-tailed Duck (Clangula hyemalis) and Masked Booby… Read More »