Brahim Bakass is a professional Birding and Nature Guide based in Marrakech and specialises in taking tours to different areas in
the Atlas Mountains and the Saharan desert. Brahim is also active in different
associations, for instance hecurrently serves as the Secretaryof the
“Groupe d'ornithologie du Maroc” known as GOMAC.
Some of his
- The High Atlas
Mountains including the Toubkal National Park, the roof of North Africa.
- The Anti-Atlas
(Tagdilt track, the rest of JbelSaghro…)
- The National Parks and lakes of the Middle Atlas.
areas (Merzouga, Iriki, M'hamid El Ghizlan…)
- The oases of Draa and Tafilalt.
also leads 'cultural tours' to discover the rich Amazigh/Berber culture in the High Atlas and desert areas (transhumance and pastoral
life, Berber Kasbahs, different archaeological sites with rock carvings…).
Disclaimer: Brahim is not a member of this blog, and we are not members of the same NGOs. We are however members of the same larger "Moroccan birding community" that goes beyond associations and organisations. Also he did not ask us to write this entry. We did write this only as an encouragement for him. We first met Brahim at Jbel Moussa while watching bird migration in September 2011.
Desert Sparrow (Passer
simplex) drinking water in a traditional ceramic dish, near M'hamid El Ghizlan
Nightjar (Caprimulgus aegyptius)
Eagle Owl (Bubo ascalaphus) and Black Wheatear (Oenanthe leucura)
horned viper (Cerastes
Gazella dorcas near
M'hamid El Ghizlan
carvings at Foum Chenna near Zagora, Anti-Atlas