Tag Archives: birding trip reports

Birding Algeria: African Silverbill, Red-billed Firefinch, Algerian Nuthatch

In March 2019, three birders – Peter Stronach, Bob Swann and Sam Viles – visited northern Algeria and the region of Tamanrraset in the south. The aim was to see the three most wanted species from the Western Palearctic birders’ perspective. Below is a summary of the main visited sites and key species. The full… Read More »

The Algerian Nuthatch twitch: easier than you think

The Algerian Nuthatch (Sitta ledanti) is a dream species for every Western Palearctic birder, especially so since the 1990s with the start of what they call in Algeria the “Black Decade”. However, although the security situation in the whole country has improved greatly since many years now, many WP birders still hesitating to visit Algeria… Read More »

Birding trips to Morocco, spring 2018

Here is a summary of three birding trips to Morocco led by Mark Beevers with Rockjumper Birding Tours this spring. It includes only interesting and sought-after species (e.g. some North African endemic species and subspecies, and localised, rare or uncommon species,…). Mark will send all national rarities to the Moroccan Rare Birds Committee (MRBC) in due… Read More »

Birding trip to Morocco, Feb-March 2017

Notable records from a recent Rockjumper Birding Tours trip to Morocco included the following. Thanks Mark Beevers for the summary. A minimum of 120 African Crimson Winged Finches and 15 Horned Larks at Oukaimeden on 22nd February, An immature Golden Eagle near the Tinmel Mosque in Tizi n’Test with an Alpine Accentor and eight Ring Ouzels… Read More »

4 Golden Nightjars at Oued Jenna, Aousserd: detailed report

Excellent observations in the Western Sahara, southern Morocco. Peter Stronach and Bob Swann have just returned back from a birding 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 at Oued Jenna (first observation… Read More »