Please note that the location given above is of the Safia Acclimation Station (la Station d’acclimatation de Safia) and not of the actual location where the Houbara has been filmed. This is because the Association 'Nature Initiative' wants to hide this sensitive information from potential hunters/poachers for obvious reasons. This is just to be in the safer side, because no foreign hunters visit the a area at the moment.
This region probably holds one of the latest truly wild population of this endangered species (albeit most likely a small one). Elsewhere in Morocco (Missour, Errachidia, Merzouga...), we are not 100% sure if we are watching a wild bird or a released one from the reintroduction centres located in Agadir , Errachidia and Missour. I recall that some birders are not satisfied by their observations of the Houbara Bustards at/or near these places. This is true because these Houbaras can sometimes move hundreds of kilometres from their usual home ranges.
Examples of such great movements of these Houbaras includes:
screen capture from the video
Movement of 5 females Houbara Bustard (Chlamydotis
undulate) in eastern Morocco recorded by satellites in 1999.
Labels: Association Nature Initiative, Chlamydotis undulata, Houbara Bustard, Sahara