Tag Archives: Strait of Gibraltar

3500 Griffon Vultures crossed the Strait of Gibraltar at Jbel Moussa

More than 2300 Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) have crossed the Strait of Gibraltar to Morocco in about one hour this morning. They were seen as they arrived above Jbel Moussa by Rachid El Khamlichi. At the time of writing this (12h45), some smaller groups are still crossing. By late afternoon, over 3500 Griffon Vultures have… Read More »

House Bunting at Jbel Moussa – is Europe the next step?

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 »

Vultures bathing captured by camera trap at Jbel Moussa

Vultures bathing in clean water captured by camera-trap at Jbel Moussa, northern Morocco. The photos below show a group of Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) bathing near a water source at Jbel Moussa. The images were captured by camera trap set by Rachid El Khamlichi and Mohammed Karim El Haoua. The small ‘pond’ is built by… Read More »

1335 Griffon Vultures crossed the Strait of Gibraltar in one day

Yesterday, 5 November, we had a fantastic day watching bird migration (or precisely vulture migration) around Jbel Moussa, on the southern side of the Strait of Gibraltar. We have counted 1335 Griffon Vultures (Gyps fulvus) in 6 hours (between 10:00 and 16.00). The vultures crossed the Strait of Gibraltar mainly at Jbel Moussa, with some reached… Read More »