Moroccan Rare Birds Committee reports

Index of recent reports of the Moroccan Rare Birds Committee (MRBC). See the page about the MRBC if you want to report a rare bird or to consult all previous reports.

Golden Nightjar / Engoulevent doré (Caprimulgus eximius), Oued Jenna, Aousserd, 23 March 2017 (Sam Jones).

Rare birds in Morocco: 24th report of the Moroccan Rare Birds Committee

The 24th report of the Moroccan Rare Birds Committee (MRBC) has just been published. In 2018, the MRBC examined 168 new records of which 157 were accepted. These included the first Moroccan records of: Wood Duck (Aix sponsa), Smew (Mergus albellus), Black-capped Petrel (Pterodroma hasitata), And two new parrot species which were most likely escaped …

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Golden Nightjar / Engoulevant doré (Caprimulgus eximius), Oued Jenna, Aousserd, 29 April 2017 (Sander Bot).

Rare birds in Morocco: 23rd report of the Moroccan Rare Birds Committee

The 23rd report (for 2017) of the Moroccan Rare Birds Committee (MRBC) is published. In 2017, the MRBC examined 116 new records of which 111 were accepted. These included the first Moroccan records of the following four species and one genus: Cinnamon Teal (Spatula cyanoptera), Fea’s/Desertas/Zino’s Petrel (Pterodroma feae/deserta/madeira), Steppe Eagle (Aquila nipalensis), Baird’s Sandpiper …

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Namaqua Doves / Tourterelles masquées (Oena capensis), Tachektent / Gleib Jediane, Oued Dahab, 15 March 2016 (Franck Chevalier)

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 …

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American Purple Gallinule / Talève violacée (Porphyrio martinicus), Kenitra, Morocco, 15 Nov. 2014 (Thomas S. Lahlafi).

Rare birds in Morocco: 21st report of the Moroccan Rare Birds Committee

The report of the Moroccan Rare Birds Committee (MRBC) for the year 2015 has just been published. During that period, the MRBC examined 124 new records of which 112 were accepted. The report included the first Moroccan records of three species: White-backed Vulture (Gyps africanus). It’s also the 4th for the Western Palearctic, seen at …

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Sudan Golden Sparrow (Passer luteus), Oued Jenna, Aousserd, southern Morocco

Rare birds in Morocco: 20th report of the Moroccan Rare Birds Committee

The 20th report of the Moroccan Rare Birds Committee (MRBC) has just been published. In 2014, the MRBC examined 109 new records of which 92 were accepted including four species new to Morocco: Long-tailed Duck / Harelde boréale (Clangula hyemalis): seen at Oualidia in June 2014. This is also the first record for mainland Africa. …

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