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Morocco in Spring

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Morocco in Spring

  • Column A: Number of tours (out of 11) on which this species has been recorded
  • Column B: Number of days this species was recorded on 2014 tour.
  • Column C: Maximum daily count for this species on 2014 tour.
  • Column D: H = Heard only
  • Note: Species marked with an * have only been possible since we added Agadir to the tour in 2009, and therefore not respective.
A B C D
11 Little Grebe 3 3 Tachybaptus ruficollis
5 Black-necked Grebe Podiceps nigricollis
11 Great Crested Grebe 1 20 Podiceps cristatus
9 Gannet 1 70 Sula bassanus
4 Cory's Shearwater Calonectris diomedea
11 Moroccan Cormorant 2 2 Phalacrocorax carbo maroccanus
11 Great Cormorant 3 11 Phalacrocorax carbo
10 Squacco Heron 1 4 Ardeola ralloides
6 Little Bittern 1 1 Ixobrychus minutus
11 Cattle Egret 6 50 Bubulcus ibis
11 Little Egret 6 30 Egretta garzetta
2 Great Egret Egretta alba
11 Grey Heron 4 10 Ardea cinerea
8 Purple Heron 2 4 Ardea purpurea
6 Black-crowned Night Heron 1 1 Nycticorax nycticorax
11 White Stork 7 120 Ciconia ciconia
1 Black Stork Ciconia nigra
11 Eurasian Spoonbill 1 2 Platalea leucorodia
5 Glossy Ibis * Plegadis falcinellus
7 Northern Bald Ibis * 1 30 Geronticus eremita
11 Greater Flamingo 1 100 Phoenicopterus roseus
11 Ruddy Shelduck 5 5 Tadorna ferruginea
1 Common Shelduck Tadorna tadorna
2 Gadwall Anas strepera
11 Mallard 3 10 Anas platyrhynchos
6 Northern Pintail Anas acuta
3 Garganey Anas querquedula
6 Common Teal Anas crecca
8 Northern Shoveler Anas clypeata
11 Marbled Duck 1 2 Marmaronetta angustirostris
7 Common Pochard Aythya ferina
4 Ferruginous Duck Aythya nyroca
4 Red-crested Pochard Netta rufina
1 Common Scoter 1 2 Melanitta nigra
8 Black-shouldered Kite 1 2 Elanus caeruleus
10 Black Kite 3 134 Milvus migrans
10 Short-toed Snake-Eagle 2 2 Circaetus gallicus
1 Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus
10 Montagu's Harrier 3 1 Circus pygargus
1 Hen Harrier Circus cyaneus
9 Western Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus
5 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 1 1 Accipiter nisus
11 ‘Atlas' Long-legged Buzzard 4 2 Buteo rufinus cirtensis
2 Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
6 Golden Eagle 1 1 Aquila chrysaetos
11 Booted Eagle 6 3 Aquila pennata
11 Bonelli's Eagle 1 1 Aquila fasciata
11 Osprey 1 1 Pandion haliaetus
11 Common Kestrel 10 10 Falco tinnunculus
1 Eleonora's Falcon Falco eleonorae
1 Eurasian Hobby Falco subbuteo
10 Lanner Falcon 2 2 Falco biarmicus
8 Barbary Falcon 1 1 Falco pelegrinoides
6 Common Quail H Coturnix coturnix
11 Barbary Partridge 2 3 Alectoris barbara
10 Common Moorhen 2 6 Gallinula chloropus
11 Eurasian Coot 3 10 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
11 Eurasian Oystercatcher 1 4 Haematopus ostralegus
11 Black-winged Stilt 3 30 Himantopus himantopus
8 Pied Avocet 1 1 Recurvirostra avosetta
9 Eurasian Stone-curlew 4 10 Burhinus oedicnemus
11 Cream-coloured Courser 1 9 Cursorius cursor
8 Collared Pratincole 2 2 Glareola pratincola
11 Little Ringed Plover 3 10 Charadrius dubius
10 Ringed Plover 1 2 Charadrius hiaticula
9 Kentish Plover 1 5 Charadrius alexandrinus
8 Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola
10 Sanderling Calidris alba
8 Little Stint Calidris minuta
1 Temminck's Stint Calidris temminckii
5 Curlew Sandpiper Calidrid ferruginea
10 Dunlin Calidris alpina
2 Red Knot Calidris canutus
4 Ruff Philomachus pugnax
5 Common Snipe 1 1 Gallinago gallinago
10 Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
6 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica
10 Eurasian Whimbrel 1 1 Numenius phaeopus
6 Eurasian Curlew 1 3 Numenius arquata
4 Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus
11 Common Redshank 2 11 Tringa totanus
11 Common Greenshank 2 2 Tringa nebularia
10 Green Sandpiper 3 6 Tringa ochropus
8 Wood Sandpiper 1 10 Tringa glareola
10 Common Sandpiper 4 2 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 2 3 Larus melanocephalus
11 Black-headed Gull 3 50 Chroicocephalus ridibundus
6 Slender-Billed Gull 1 10 Chroicocephalus genei
11 Audouin's Gull 2 100 Larus audouinii
11 Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 200 Larus fuscus graellsii/intermedius
11 Yellow-legged Gull 3 200 Larus michahellis
9 Gull-billed Tern 3 20 Gelochelidon nilotica
11 Sandwich Tern 3 6 Sterna sandvicensis
1 Lesser-crested Tern Sterna bengalensis
3 Common Tern Sterna hirundo
2 Little Tern 1 2 Sterna albifrons
9 Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia
5 Whiskered Tern Chlidonias hybrida
5 Black Tern Chlidonias niger
9 Black-bellied Sandgrouse 1 8 Pterocles orientalis
6 Crowned Sandgrouse 2 7 Pterocles coronatus
6 Spotted Sandgrouse 1 11 Pterocles senegallus
1 Pin-tailed Sandgrouse Pterocles alchata
11 Rock Dove/Feral Pigeon 2 20 Columba livia
11 Woodpigeon 6 30 Columba palumbus
2 Stock Dove Columba oenas
11 Eurasian Collared Dove 9 30 Streptopelia decaocto
10 European Turtle Dove 2 6 Streptopelia turtur
11 Laughing Dove 6 10 Streptopelia senegalensis
5 Common Cuckoo Cuculus canorus
1 Great Spotted Cuckoo 1 2 Clamator glandarius
8 Pharaoh Eagle Owl 1 1 Bubo ascalaphus
1 Maghreb Tawny Owl Strix aluco mauritanica
1 Scops Owl Otus scops
11 Little Owl 1 5 Athene noctua
1 Red-necked Nightjar Caprimulgus ruficollis
10 Egyptian Nightjar 1 2 Caprimulgus aegyptius
6 Alpine Swift Apus melba
11 Pallid Swift 7 30 Apus pallidus
6 Common Swift 8 100 Apus apus
11 Little Swift 3 6 Apus affinis
11 Eurasian Hoopoe 5 5 Upupa epops
8 Common Kingfisher 1 1 Alcedo athis
11 European Bee-eater 9 50 Merops apiaster
10 Blue-cheeked Bee-eater 2 10 Merops persicus
2 European Roller Coracias garrulus
11 Eurasian Wryneck 3 1 Jynx torquilla
11 Levaillant's Woodpecker 2 1 Picus vaillantii
7 Great spotted Woodpecker 1 1 Dendrocops major
11 Bar-tailed Lark 4 4 Ammomanes cincturus
11 Desert Lark 3 4 Ammomanes deserti
11 Greater Hoopoe Lark 4 3 Alaemon alaudipes
10 Thick-billed Lark 1 2 Rhamphocoris clotbey
11 Greater Short-toed Lark 5 6 Calandrella brachydactyla
8 Lesser Short-toed Lark Calandrella rufescens
11 Crested Lark 1 4 Galerida cristata
11 Long-billed Crested Lark 3 6 Galerida macrorhyncha
11 Thekla Lark 2 10 Lullula arborea
6 Woodlark Galerida theklae
2 Skylark Alauda arvensis
11 'Atlas' Horned Lark 2 50 Eremophila alpestris atlas
11 Temminck's Lark 2 6 Eremophila bilopha
11 Sand Martin 6 30 Riparia riparia
7 Brown-throated Martin * 1 4 Riparia paludicola
8 Eurasian Crag Martin 4 10 Ptyonoprogne rupestris
11 Barn Swallow 10 200 Hirundo rustica
11 Red-rumped Swallow 6 6 Cecropis daurica
10 House Martin 5 50 Delichon urbicum
1 Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus
9 Tree Pipit 3 2 Anthus trivialis
8 Meadow Pipit 2 6 Anthus pratensis
6 Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta
6 Tawny Pipit 1 1 Anthus campestris
11 Blue-headed Yellow Wagtail 2 6 Motacilla flava flava
2 British Yellow Wagtail 3 1 Motacilla flava flavissima
5 Ashy-headed Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava cinereocapilla
1 Grey-headed Yellow Wagtail Motacilla flava thunbergi
11 Spanish Wagtail 5 10 Motacilla iberiae
11 Yellow wagtail sp 6 30 Motacilla flava sp
10 Grey Wagtail 2 2 Motacilla cinerea
9 White Wagtail 4 4 Motacilla alba
10 Moroccan Wagtail 3 2 Motacilla subpersonata
11 Common Bulbul 9 10 Pycnonotus barbatus
11 Winter Wren 2 1 H Troglodytes troglodytes
11 White-throated Dipper 1 2 Cinclus cinclus
5 Alpine Accentor Prunella collaris
10 European Robin 2 2 Erithacus rubecula
4 Rufous Bush Robin 1 2 Cercotrichas galactotes
11 Common Nightingale 4 6 Luscinia megarhynchos
7 Bluethroat 1 1 Luscinia svecica
11 Black Redstart 3 15 Phoenicurus ochruros
11 Common Redstart 6 6 Phoenicurus phoenicurus
11 Moussier's Redstart 5 6 Phoenicurus moussieri
7 Whinchat Saxicola rubetra
9 European Stonechat 1 6 Saxicola torquata
11 Northern Wheatear 5 10 Oenanthe oenanthe
1 Isabelline Wheatear Oenanthe isabellina
11 Seebohm's Wheatear 4 2 Oenanthe seebohmi
11 Desert Wheatear 5 12 Oenanthe deserti
11 Western Black-eared Wheatear 6 6 Oenanthe hispanica
4 Maghreb Wheatear Oenanthe halophila
11 Red-rumped Wheatear 1 6 Oenanthe moesta
11 White-crowned Wheatear 5 20 Oenanthe leucopyga
11 Black Wheatear 4 4 Oenanthe leucura
10 Blue Rock Thrush 3 5 Monticola solitarius
2 Rufous-tailed Rock Thrush Monticola saxatilis
11 Common Blackbird 10 10 Turdus merula
2 Song Thrush Turdus philomelos
11 Mistle Thrush 3 4 Turdus viscivorus
11 Cetti's Warbler 4 1 H Cettia cetti
11 Zitting Cisticola 3 20 Cisticola juncidis
7 Scrub Warbler 1 4 Scotocerca inquieta
7 Sedge Warbler Acrocephalus schoenobaenus
9 Eurasian Reed Warbler 2 2 Acrocephalus scirpaceus
3 Grasshopper Warbler Locustella naevia
5 Melodious Warbler 1 1 Hippolais polyglotta
10 Western Olivaceous Warbler 3 5 Hippolais opaca
6 ‘Saharan‘ Eastern Olivaceous Warbler 1 2 Hippolais pallidus reiseri
4 Olivaceous Warbler sp. Hippolais opaca/pallidus
10 Tristram's Warbler 1 2 Sylvia deserticola
11 Spectacled Warbler 1 1 Sylvia conspicillata
9 Common Whitethroat 1 2 Sylvia communis
11 ‘Western' Subalpine Warbler 7 10 Sylvia cantillans
11 Sardinian Warbler 6 15 Sylvia melanocephala
9 African Desert Warbler 1 1 Sylvia deserti
10 Blackcap 3 4 Sylvia atricapilla
4 Garden Warbler Slyvia borin
7 Western Orphean Warbler 3 1 Sylvia hortensis
11 Western Bonelli's Warbler 5 3 Phylloscopus bonelli
7 Common Chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita
1 Iberian Chiffchaff Phylloscopus ibericus
11 Willow Warbler 5 2 Phylloscopus trochilus
1 Wood Warbler Phylloscopus sibilatrix
2 Firecrest 1 1 Regulus ignicapilla
4 Spotted Flycatcher Muscicapa striata
3 European Pied Flycatcher Ficedula hypoleuca
11 Fulvous Babbler 3 10 Turdoides fulvus
9 Coal Tit 1 2 Periparus ater
11 African Blue Tit 5 4 Cyanistes ultramarinus
11 Great Tit 5 2 Parus major
10 Black-crowned Tchagra 2 2 Tchagra senegala
11 Desert Grey Shrike 5 10 Lanius elegans/algeriensis
11 Woodchat Shrike 8 15 Lanius senator
11 Maghreb Magpie 4 25 Pica mauritanica
2 Eurasian Jay 1 1 Garrulus glandarius
11 Alpine Chough 2 200 Pyrrhocorax graculus
11 Red-billed Chough 2 40 Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax
11 Northern Raven 4 3 Corvus corax tingitanus
11 Brown-necked Raven 2 15 Corvus ruficollis
11 Spotless Starling 4 30 Sturnus unicolor
2 Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris
2 European Golden Oriole Oriolus oriolus
11 House Sparrow 8 50 Passer domesticus
1 Eurasian Tree Sparrow Passer montanus
7 Spanish Sparrow 3 6 Passer hispaniolensis
11 Desert Sparrow 1 1 Passer simplex
11 Rock Sparrow 3 50 Petronia petronia
2 European Chaffinch Fringilla coelebs
11 ‘Atlas' Chaffinch 5 6 Fringilla coelebs africana
3 Brambling Fringilla montifringilla
11 European Serin 6 10 Serinus serinus
11 European Greenfinch 3 6 Carduelis chloris
11 European Goldfinch 3 10 Carduelis carduelis
11 Common Linnet 3 6 Carduelis cannabina
2 ‘Atlas' Common Crossbill Loxia curvirostra poliogyna
9 African' Crimson-winged Finch 3 40 Rhodopechys alienus
11 Trumpeter Finch 3 20 Bucanetes githagineus
3 Hawfinch Coccothraustes coccothraustes
11 Cirl Bunting 2 3 Emberiza cirlus
10 Rock Bunting 2 6 Emberiza cia
11 House Bunting 10 10 Emberiza striolata
3 Ortolan Bunting Emberiza hortulana
11 Corn Bunting 1 2 Miliaria calandra