On the south side of the bay, they found a dark morph Western Reef Egret (Egretta gularis). On the north side (near the oyster restaurant) they had an immature Razorbill (Alca torda). The latter species, being mainly a winter visitor to northern coasts and rarely reach southern Morocco, is a real rarity at this latitude.
Along the Aousserd Road there were good numbers of breeding Dunn's Larks (Eremalauda dunni) and Black-crowned Sparrow-Larks (Eremopterix nigriceps).
In late autumn 2015, a team led by the Association Nature Initiative and other Moroccan researchers observed several Saharan birds in full breeding season (nests, eggs and recently fledged juveniles).