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Saturday, March 3, 2012

Birding in Oued Souss - South of Agadir

Here are some pictures I have taken in Oued Souss the 22nd of February 2012. There were plenty of :
  • Moroccan great cormorant / Phalacrocorax carbo maroccanus  
  • Bald Ibis / Geronticus eremita 
  • Greater Flamingo / Phoenicopterus roseus 
  • Eurasian Spoonbill / Platalea leucorodia 
  • Osprey / Pandion haliaetus 
  • Eurasian Oystercatche / Haematopus ostralegus 
  • Black-winged Stilt / Himantopus himantopus 
  • Pied Avocet / Recurvirostra avosetta 
  • Eurasian Stone-curlew / Burhinus oedicnemus 
  • Grey Plover / Pluvialis squatarola 
  • Black-tailed Godwit / Limosa limosa 
  • Eurasian Curlew / Numenius arquata 
  • Black-headed Gull / Chroicocephalus ridibundus 
  • Gull-billed Tern / Gelochelidon nilotica 
  • Caspian Tern / Hydroprogne caspia 
  • Black Tern / Chlidonias niger 
  • Sandwich Tern / Sterna sandvicensis 
  • Common Bulbul / Pycnonotus barbatus 
  • Common Blackbird / Turdus merula 
  • Maghreb Magpie/ Pica pica mauretanica

Also I have seen an African wildcat (Felis silvestris lybica) hunting on young flamingo, and in the Massa National Park, I have seen a superb male of Red-necked Ostrish (Struthio camelus camelus)

Imad Cherkaoui


  1. What is the origin of the Ostrich?

    Laurie -

  2. In the Souss-Massa National Park there is “a reserve for acclimatisation” of Saharan wildlife like the Ostrich in the photograph and antelopes like Dama Gazelle and Addax. This stock is used to re-introduce these species into their former breeding range in the Sahara.

  3. Indeed the Ostrish was seen in the nearby animal reserve of Rokkein. The place encompasses very nice landscapes and shows good model of southern Morocco widlife recovery.