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Finding Birds in Morocco: the deserts

Finding Birds in Morocco: the deserts

Dave Gosney

Updated 2018 version.

Compared to other publications covering the same area, this one:

  • Provides the most useful maps - so you can easily find your way to the best bits of wetland, plain or woodland
  • Includes GPS co-ordinates to help you find the right turnings, parking spaces or viewing points
  • Highlights the best areas only - and summarises the key attraction in the first paragraph so you can easily decide whether to read on or bother to visit the site
  • Has a map on the inside cover which serves as an index so you can easily find any site in the book
  • Is light and portable (and cheap)

Sites covered:

  • Zeida Plain including precise details of where to get good views of Dupont's Lark.
  • Erfoud including Hotel Said and sites for Desert Warbler and Egyptian Nightjar.
  • Rissani including specific sites for Pharaoh Eagle Owl, Saharan Olivaceous Warbler and Egyptian Nightjar.
  • Merzouga including Auberge Yasmina, Auberge Derkaoua, Dayet Srji and the best site for Desert Sparrow.
  • Erfoud to Boumalne including a reliable site for Scrub Warbler.
  • The Tagdilt track including a regular drinking pool for Crowned Sandgrouse and a reliable site for Mourning Wheatear.
  • Around Ouarzazate including notes on where Mourning Wheatears and Thick-billed Larks have been found.
  • The Sous Valley including a reliable site for Egyptian Nightjar, where to look for Western Orphean Warbler, Fulvous Babbler and Moroccan Magpie and a new site for Hoopoe Lark and Desert Wheatear near Taroudannt.
  • 'The southern routes' - the roads between Goulimine, Agdz and Mhamid where birders can now look for Desert Sparrow, Spotted Sandgrouse, Lichtenstein's Sandgrouse, etc.
  • Goulimine area including where to look for Scrub Warbler and Thick-billed Lark.

32 pages.

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