Birdwatching - Morocco
Morocco is a birdwatcher’s paradise. A
startling array of species inhabits the country’s
diverse ecosystems and varied environments,
especially the coastal wetlands.
Around 460 species have been recorded in
the country, many of them migrants passing
through in spring and autumn when
Morocco becomes a way station between
sub-Saharan Africa and breeding grounds
in Scandinavia, Greenland and northern
Russia, while others fly to Morocco to avoid
the harsh northern-European winters.
Early winter months at the wetlands are
particularly active, but the most pleasant
time of year is March through May, when
the weather is comfortable and the widest
variety of species is usually present. For
more information on Morocco’s birdlife.
In Merdja Zerga National Park
Tour companies (all UK-based)
that offer birding tours to Morocco include
Birdwatching Breaks (www.birdwatchingbreaks.com)