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WINGS Birding Tours – Bird List

Morocco in Spring

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Please note that bird lists are displayed in a tabular format that may be difficult to read on smaller devices.

Cumulative Bird List

with James Lidster and Stephen Menzie

Column A: Number of tours (out of 12) on which this species has been seen.
Column B: Number of days this species was seen on the 2017 tour.
Column C: Maximum daily count for this species on the 2017 tour.
Column D: H = Heard only

A B C D
12 Little Grebe 2 2 Tachybaptus ruficollis
5 Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
11 Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus
10 Gannet 1 528 Sula bassanus
4 Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea
12 Moroccan Cormorant 2 3 Phalacrocorax carbo maroccanus
12 Great Cormorant 4 50 Phalacrocorax carbo
11 Squacco Heron 2 3 Ardeola ralloides
7 Little Bittern 1 3 Ixobrychus minutus
12 Cattle Egret 7 10 Bubulcus ibis
12 Little Egret 2 6 Egretta garzetta
2 Great Egret Egretta alba
12 Grey Heron 5 8 Ardea cinerea
9 Purple Heron 2 5 Ardea purpurea
6 Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax
12 White Stork 7 25 Ciconia ciconia
1 Black Stork Ciconia nigra
12 Eurasian Spoonbill 1 7 Platalea leucorodia
6 Glossy Ibis * 1 132 Plegadis falcinellus
8 Northern Bald Ibis * 1 30 Geronticus eremita
12 Greater Flamingo 3 30 Phoenicopterus roseus
12 Ruddy Shelduck 3 50 Tadorna ferruginea
1 Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
2 Gadwall Anas strepera
12 Mallard 3 15 Anas platyrhynchos
6 Northern Pintail Anas acuta
3 Garganey Anas querquedula
6 Common Teal Anas crecca
8 Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
12 Marbled Duck 1 2 Marmaronetta angustirostris
1 Tufted Duck 1 1 Aythya fuligula
7 Common Pochard Aythya ferina
4 Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca
4 Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina
1 Common Scoter Melanitta nigra
9 Black-shouldered Kite 1 1 Elanus caeruleus
11 Black Kite 2 26 Milvus migrans
11 Short-toed Snake-Eagle 3 2 Circaetus gallicus
1 Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus
11 Montagu's Harrier 1 2 Circus pygargus
1 Harrier sp. 1 1 Circus sp.
1 Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus
10 Western Marsh Harrier 4 1 Circus aeruginosus
6 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 1 1 Accipiter nisus
12 'Atlas' Long-legged Buzzard 6 1 Buteo rufinus cirtensis
2 Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
7 Golden Eagle 1 1 Aquila chrysaetos
12 Booted Eagle 5 5 Aquila pennata
12 Bonelli's Eagle 1 1 Aquila fasciata
12 Osprey 4 2 Pandion haliaetus
12 Common Kestrel 10 10 Falco tinnunculus
1 Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae
1 Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
11 Lanner Falcon 3 2 Falco biarmicus
9 Barbary Falcon 2 4 Falco pelegrinoides
5 Barbary/Peregrine Falcon 1 1 Falco pelgrinoides/peregrinus
7 Common Quail 1 4 H Coturnix coturnix
12 Barbary Partridge 2 2 Alectoris barbara
11 Common Moorhen 1 3 Gallinula chloropus
12 Eurasian Coot 5 80 Fulica atra
1 Water Rail Rallus aquaticus
1 Baillon's Crake Porzana pusilla
2 Spotted Crake Porzana porzana
2 Little Crake Porzana parva
1 Houbara Bustard Chlamydotis undulata
12 Eurasian Oystercatcher 1 30 Haematopus ostralegus
12 Black-winged Stilt 3 3 Himantopus himantopus
9 Pied Avocet 1 7 Recurvirostra avosetta
10 Eurasian Stone-curlew 2 2 Burhinus oedicnemus
12 Cream-coloured Courser 3 22 Cursorius cursor
9 Collared Pratincole 1 4 Glareola pratincola
12 Little Ringed Plover 4 6 Charadrius dubius
11 Ringed Plover 4 40 Charadrius hiaticula
10 Kentish Plover 3 8 Charadrius alexandrinus
9 Grey Plover 1 3 Pluvialis squatarola
11 Sanderling 1 20 Calidris alba
9 Little Stint 3 22 Calidris minuta
2 Temminck's Stint 1 2 Calidris temminckii
5 Curlew Sandpiper Calidrid ferruginea
11 Dunlin 1 1 Calidris alpina
2 Red Knot Calidris canutus
4 Ruff Philomachus pugnax
6 Common Snipe 1 1 Gallinago gallinago
10 Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
7 Bar-tailed Godwit 1 1 Limosa lapponica
11 Eurasian Whimbrel 1 4 Numenius phaeopus
7 Eurasian Curlew 1 5 Numenius arquata
4 Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
12 Common Redshank 1 1 Tringa totanus
12 Common Greenshank 3 3 Tringa nebularia
11 Green Sandpiper 4 4 Tringa ochropus
9 Wood Sandpiper 3 20 Tringa glareola
11 Common Sandpiper 3 10 Actitis hypoleucos
6 Ruddy Turnstone Arenaria interpres
2 Great Skua Catharacta skua
2 Arctic Skua Stercorarius parasiticus
1 Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus
8 Mediterranean Gull Ichthyaetus melanocephalus
12 Black-headed Gull 1 30 Chroicocephalus ridibundus
7 Slender-Billed Gull 1 7 Chroicocephalus genei
12 Audouin's Gull 1 7 Larus audouinii
12 Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 200 Larus fuscus graellsii/intermedius
12 Yellow-legged Gull 3 300 Larus michahellis
1 Common Gull 1 1 Larus canus
10 Gull-billed Tern 1 18 Gelochelidon nilotica
12 Sandwich Tern 2 200 Sterna sandvicensis
1 Lesser-crested Tern Sterna bengalensis
4 Common Tern 1 2 Sterna hirundo
3 Little Tern 1 12 Sterna albifrons
9 Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
5 Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
5 Black Tern Chlidonias niger
10 Black-bellied Sandgrouse 1 6 Pterocles orientalis
7 Crowned Sandgrouse 1 150 Pterocles coronatus
7 Spotted Sandgrouse 1 350 Pterocles senegallus
1 Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata
12 Rock Dove 1 38 Columba livia
12 Woodpigeon 4 30 Columba palumbus
2 Stock Dove Columba oenas
12 Eurasian Collared Dove 9 20 Streptopelia decaocto
11 European Turtle Dove 5 10 Streptopelia turtur
12 Laughing Dove 1 20 Streptopelia senegalensis
9 Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
1 Great Spotted Cuckoo Clamator glandarius
9 Pharaoh Eagle Owl 1 1 Bubo ascalaphus
1 Maghreb Tawny Owl Strix aluco mauritanica
1 Scops Owl Otus scops
12 Little Owl 2 2 Athene noctua
1 Red-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus ruficollis
11 Egyptian Nightjar 1 2 Caprimulgus aegyptius
6 Alpine Swift Apus melba
12 Pallid Swift 5 50 Apus pallidus
7 Common Swift 4 60 Apus apus
12 Little Swift 5 10 Apus affinis
12 Eurasian Hoopoe 4 3 Upupa epops
9 Common Kingfisher 1 2 Alcedo athis
12 European Bee-eater 8 150 Merops apiaster
11 Blue-cheeked Bee-eater 5 18 Merops persicus
2 European Roller Coracias garrulus
12 Eurasian Wryneck 3 1 Jynx torquilla
12 Levaillant's Woodpecker 2 3 Picus vaillantii
8 Great spotted Woodpecker 1 2 Dendrocops major
12 Bar-tailed Lark 4 20 Ammomanes cincturus
12 Desert Lark 2 2 Ammomanes deserti
12 Greater Hoopoe Lark 3 10 Alaemon alaudipes
10 Thick-billed Lark Rhamphocoris clotbey
12 Greater Short-toed Lark 6 120 Calandrella brachydactyla
8 Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens
12 Crested Lark 2 6 Galerida cristata
2 Long-billed Crested Lark 3 8 Galerida macrorhyncha
12 Thekla Lark 6 10 Lullula arborea
6 Woodlark Galerida theklae
2 Skylark Alauda arvensis
12 'Atlas' Horned Lark 1 10 Eremophila alpestris atlas
12 Temminck's Lark 2 20 Eremophila bilopha
12 Sand Martin 6 30 Riparia riparia
8 Brown-throated Martin * 1 2 Riparia paludicola
9 Eurasian Crag Martin 2 4 Ptyonoprogne rupestris
12 Barn Swallow 9 200 Hirundo rustica
12 Red-rumped Swallow 7 25 Cecropis daurica
11 House Martin 6 10 Delichon urbicum
2 Red-throated Pipit 1 1 Anthus cervinus
10 Tree Pipit 3 3 Anthus trivialis
9 Meadow Pipit 2 1 Anthus pratensis
7 Water Pipit 1 1 Anthus spinoletta
7 Tawny Pipit 3 1 Anthus campestris
12 Blue-headed Yellow Wagtail 3 40 Motacilla flava flava
3 British Yellow Wagtail 1 1 Motacilla flava flavissima
6 Ashy-headed Yellow Wagtail 1 2 Motacilla flava cinereocapilla
1 Grey-headed Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava thunbergi
12 Spanish Wagtail 6 20 Motacilla flava iberiae
1 Black-headed Yellow Wagtail 1 1 Motacilla flava feldegg
12 Yellow wagtail sp. 3 15 Motacilla flava sp.
11 Grey Wagtail 3 2 Motacilla cinerea
10 White Wagtail 5 2 Motacilla alba
11 Moroccan Wagtail 4 4 Motacilla subpersonata
12 Common Bulbul 10 10 Pycnonotus barbatus
12 Winter Wren 3 2 Troglodytes troglodytes
12 White-throated Dipper 1 1 Cinclus cinclus
5 Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris
11 European Robin 2 2 Erithacus rubecula
5 Rufous Bush Robin 2 1 Cercotrichas galactotes
12 Common Nightingale 6 12 Luscinia megarhynchos
7 Bluethroat Luscinia svecica
12 Black Redstart 1 20 Phoenicurus ochruros
12 Common Redstart 4 10 Phoenicurus phoenicurus
12 Moussier's Redstart 4 20 Phoenicurus moussieri
8 Whinchat 7 6 Saxicola rubetra
10 European Stonechat 2 15 Saxicola torquata
12 Northern Wheatear 5 25 Oenanthe oenanthe
1 Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina
12 Seebohm's Wheatear 1 8 Oenanthe seebohmi
12 Desert Wheatear 6 30 Oenanthe deserti
12 Western Black-eared Wheatear 6 6 Oenanthe hispanica
5 Maghreb Wheatear 1 1 Oenanthe halophila
12 Red-rumped Wheatear 3 15 Oenanthe moesta
12 White-crowned Wheatear 6 30 Oenanthe leucopyga
12 Black Wheatear 4 15 Oenanthe leucura
11 Blue Rock Thrush 2 6 Monticola solitarius
2 Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis
12 Common Blackbird 9 10 Turdus merula
2 Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
12 Mistle Thrush 1 6 Turdus viscivorus
12 Cetti's Warbler 2 2 Cettia cetti
12 Zitting Cisticola 2 20 Cisticola juncidis
8 Scrub Warbler 1 4 Scotocerca inquieta
7 Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
10 Eurasian Reed Warbler 2 2 Acrocephalus scirpaceus
3 Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia
5 Melodious Warbler Hippolais polyglotta
11 Western Olivaceous Warbler 5 30 Hippolais opaca
7 'Saharan' Eastern Olivaceous Warbler 3 10 Hippolais pallidus reiseri
4 Olivaceous Warbler sp. Hippolais opaca/pallidus
11 Tristram's Warbler 1 8 Sylvia deserticola
12 Spectacled Warbler 4 4 Sylvia conspicillata
10 Common Whitethroat 2 3 Sylvia communis
12 'Western' Subalpine Warbler 9 20 Sylvia cantillans
12 Sardinian Warbler 7 20 Sylvia melanocephala
10 African Desert Warbler 1 2 Sylvia deserti
12 Blackcap 8 10 Sylvia atricapilla
5 Garden Warbler 1 1 Slyvia borin
8 Western Orphean Warbler 3 1 Sylvia hortensis
12 Western Bonelli's Warbler 5 3 Phylloscopus bonelli
7 Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
1 Iberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus ibericus
12 Willow Warbler 8 10 Phylloscopus trochilus
1 Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix
3 Firecrest 1 2 Regulus ignicapilla
4 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
4 European Pied Flycatcher 2 3 Ficedula hypoleuca
12 Fulvous Babbler 1 4 Turdoides fulvus
10 Coal Tit 1 2 Periparus ater
12 African Blue Tit 3 10 Cyanistes ultramarinus
12 Great Tit 3 4 Parus major
1 Short-toed Treecreeper 1 1 Certhia brachydactyla
11 Black-crowned Tchagra 1 1 Tchagra senegala
12 Desert Grey Shrike 7 2 Lanius elegans/algeriensis
12 Woodchat Shrike 6 15 Lanius senator
12 Maghreb Magpie 3 50 Pica mauritanica
3 Eurasian Jay 1 1 Garrulus glandarius
12 Alpine Chough 3 200 Pyrrhocorax graculus
12 Red-billed Chough 2 50 Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
12 Northern Raven 4 5 Corvus corax tingitanus
12 Brown-necked Raven 3 8 Corvus ruficollis
12 Spotless Starling 4 20 Sturnus unicolor
2 Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
3 European Golden Oriole 1 1 H Oriolus oriolus
12 House Sparrow 10 20 Passer domesticus
1 Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
7 Spanish Sparrow Passer hispaniolensis
12 Desert Sparrow 1 7 Passer simplex
12 Rock Sparrow 2 70 Petronia petronia
2 European Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
12 'Atlas' Chaffinch 6 15 Fringilla coelebs africana
3 Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
12 European Serin 4 50 Serinus serinus
12 European Greenfinch 4 6 Carduelis chloris
12 European Goldfinch 2 2 H Carduelis carduelis
12 Common Linnet 3 10 Carduelis cannabina
2 'Atlas' Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra poliogyna
10 'African' Crimson-winged Finch 1 8 Rhodopechys alienus
12 Trumpeter Finch 2 4 Bucanetes githagineus
3 Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes
12 Cirl Bunting 2 2 Emberiza cirlus
11 Rock Bunting 2 1 Emberiza cia
12 House Bunting 8 6 Emberiza striolata
3 Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana
12 Corn Bunting 1 2 Miliaria calandra